From the village of Lake Placid, proceed southeast on
NY 73. In North Elba, take a right toward Adirondack
Loj. Park at the Heart Lake parking lot. There
is a use fee for parking.
||Indian Pass Brook
||N 44° 10' 19"
||W 73° 59' 58"
||Off NY 73 between Lake Placid and Keene
|Length of hike:
||2.1 mile one-way
Take the Indian Pass Trail, which begins at the
right of the parking lot. The trail follows the shore of Heart
Lake before bearing off. About 2 miles down the trail, you
will find a side trail that takes you to Indian Pass Brook.
This is an officially named waterfall of only about six feet.
It is not very large but it is a very picturesque and serene setting.
If anyone has any information or pictures of these waterfalls,
we would be very interested in
The Indian Pass Brook empties into the West Branch of the Ausable
River. The west branch joins forces with the east branch in
Ausable Forks. The combined Ausable River empties into Lake
Champlain in the town of Peru.
The Heart Lake area by the Adirondack Loj provides the access
for Rocky Falls, MacIntyre Brook Falls, Indian Falls and the Lake
Colden Tributary Falls. Considering the length of the hike
to these areas, you might want to consider grouping these together.
Last update: June 5, 2016