Northern New York Waterfalls 

Fall Brook Falls


From the hamlet of Osceola, proceed north on the North Osceola Road for about 0.8 miles from the intersection of the Osceola Road and North Osceola Road.  Be looking for a trail on the right hand side of the road.

County: Lewis
Town: Osceola
USGS Map: North Osceola
Waterway: Fall Brook
Latitude: N 43° 30' 38"
Longitude: W 75° 42' 30"
Drop: ~25'
Type: 3-step curtain cascade
Region: Southwest Lewis County
Parking: Roadside
Trail type: Dirt
Length of hike: 0.5 mile, one-way
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Common

Osceola Falls

Fall Brook FallsOn our first visit to this waterfall, we readily found the trailhead based on the directions in the sidebar but were concerned about the posted signs just to the right of it.  We saw a neighbor working in his yard so we approached him and asked about it.  He assured us that we didn't have to worry about the signs, the town has a right-of-way into the falls.  He even offered to guide us in, an offer we took him up on.  On the way out, we passed a group of close to ten people going in, one of them on a four-wheeler, so there must be something to this right-of-way!

The trail leading in to the waterfall is fairly easy to navigate and can be found across from the house at 2419.  We were told that there were arrows on the trees pointing the way.  By the time we visited, these had apparently been removed and replaced with ribbons!

There are three drops to this waterfall.  The top drop is the smallest at about three feet.  The second and third drops are in the neighborhood of ten to twelve feet each.  You can easily cross the creek, at least during low water, to get to the other side and get a better vantage point.  The bottom drop is a bit of a different story.  A hiker in reasonably good shape could probably scale the steps over which these falls drop.  You might get wet or dirty, or both, especially coming back up.  We opted not to try it but will return for photos of this lower section.  We will either take ropes or a drone for the return trip!

We originally posted this location os Osceola Falls because other waterfall websites used this name.  A telephone conversation with the town clerk on June 5, 2017 has clarified that locally this is actually known as Fall Brook Falls.

The Fall Brook flows into the Salmon River, which flows into Lake Ontario.

Last update:  October 7, 2017

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