Follow 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