Located on NYS Route 73, this site is just south of the
hamlet of Saint Huberts, which is on the stretch between
the village of Keene Valley and the northern intersection
of routes 73 and 9. Look for the signs for the Giant
Mountain Wilderness Area. The parking area for AMR
is directly across the road.
||Unnamed tributary of the Ausable River,
||N 44o 7' 45"
||W 73o 48' 56"
||off NY 73 near the hamlet of St. Huberts
|Length of hike:
||40 minutes beyond Wedge Brook Falls
||Access by easement
Please refer to our page for the general information on
The Adirondack Mountain Reserve. This
waterfall is located within that facility.
As you continue upstream, about 0.7 of a mile from Wedge Brook
Falls, you will come to a footbridge. Beaver Meadows Falls
is actually on a creek feeding the Ausable but since the creek isn't
named, we have chosen to include this one on our website menus as
being on the the Ausable.
Beaver Meadows Falls, our fourth stop on the West River Trail,
is actually a series of steps, but the horizontal reach of the steps
is trivial compared to the drop, so we are looking at this as a
cascade. You are in a fairly remote area at this location
and this is a waterfall that only the die-hard waterfaller/hiker
is going to appreciate first-hand.
The waterfall is broken down into three, 20 feet drops, in rapid
succession. The top two sections are both free-fall plunges
onto small ledges, and then the final drop is head-long, very close
to a free-fall.
The East Branch of the Ausable River joins forces with the west
branch downstream at Au Sable Forks to form the Ausable River.
This waterfall rich river empties into Lake Champlain in the town
Last update: July 27, 2015