Northern New York Waterfalls 

Rocky Falls


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.

County: Essex
Town: North Elba
USGS Map: Keene Valley
Waterway: Indian Pass Brook
Latitude: N 44° 10' 19"
Longitude: W 73° 59' 58"
Drop: 6'
Type: NA
Region: Off NY 73 between Lake Placid and Keene
Parking: NA
Trail type: NA
Length of hike: 2.1 mile one-way
Difficulty: Moderate
Accessibility: Public
Name: Official

Keene Quadrangle

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 hearing from you.

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

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