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Hiking in Adirondack Park
Grass River Wild Forest
Located along Tooley Pond Road in the Grass River Wild Forest of the northwestern region of Adirondack Park is the Copper Rock Falls Trail. This 0.5 mile hike has an overall elevation gain of 76 feet and can be enjoyed by everyone. This is a scenic walk mostly along the beautiful South Branch of the Grass River.
There is no hanging DEC sign along the road to assist hikers in finding the trail and can be easily driven by. There is plenty of shoulder parking along the side of the left side of the road (for those driving from NY 3/Cranberry Lake). The GPS coordinates of the start of the trail are N44 17.158 W74 57.602 for those who have a GPS devise in their vehicle. The trail is 8.1 miles along Tooley Pond Road from NY 3 and Cranberry Lake or about 2.3 miles from Tooley Pond.
The start of the trail is marked with a small white paper sign that says "Copper Rock Falls" below a DEC Forest Preserve sign. The well worn trail enters the forest and soon you'll start to hear the river. The trail quickly reaches the banks of the river at 0.1 miles and soon after you'll reach a serious of rapids. This is Copper Rock Falls. After exploring the rapids, continue to follow the trail to a couple other unnamed waterfalls. These are the real treat of this hike.
The first is a fifteen foot waterfall and the second is a ten foot waterfall. You can see the second waterfall from the first, although the trail does continue toward the second waterfall at 0.5 miles. Simply retrace your steps to return to your vehicle. From here the trail becomes rougher to follow, as there are no other waterfalls just a few rapids upstream. Look below for a few pictures, a trail map and a video of this hike.
Trail heading into the forest
Copper Rock Falls
First of the unnamed waterfalls on the Copper Rock Falls Trail
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