Northern New York Waterfalls 

(East) Jimmy Creek Falls


From the junction of NY 8 and NY 30 north of Wells, go east on Route 8 for about 1.2 miles. There are parking areas on both sides of the highway near where a creek goes under the road through a sluice-pipe.

County: Hamilton
Town: Wells
USGS Map: Harrisburg
Waterway: Jimmy Creek
Latitude: N 43o 27' 10"
Longitude: W 74o 14' 00"
Drop: 20'
Type: Ribbon cascade
Region: NY 8 between Wells and the Hamilton/Warren County line
Parking: Roadside
Trail type: Dirt
Length of hike: 0.1 mile
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Common

Wells Quadrangle

Jimmy Creek FallsFollow the trail leading up the Jimmy Creek.   It is only about 1/10 of a mile to this waterfall but you will actually pass the East Jimmy Creek Lower Falls on your hike.

This is two-part waterfall.  The upper part is a ribbon cascade that drops about ten feet into a pool that is about ten feet across.  The second drop is probably ten to twelve feet in a slide after the rocks in the creek bed.

This Jimmy Creek flows into the east branch of the Sacandaga River which joins the main branch about one mile downstream from that point.  The Sacandaga River flows through a number of lakes as it makes its way to the Hudson River whose final destination is the Atlantic Ocean.

Note:  There are two Jimmy Creeks in the town of Wells.  The other one enters the west branch of the Sacandaga River about eight miles from where this one enters the east branch, but they are totally independent of each other.  Due to their proximity to each other, this one is typically referred to as the East Jimmy Creek and the other the West Jimmy Creek.  That is a logical but unofficial distinction.  Topographical maps simply label them both Jimmy Creek. 

Last update:  August 26, 2017

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