Northern New York Waterfalls 

Indian Falls


From the village of Lake Placid, proceed southeast on NY 73.  In North Elba, take a right toward Adirondack Loj.  The Van Hoevenbert trailhead is just east of Heart Lake.

County: Essex
Town: Keene
USGS Map: Keene Valley
Waterway: Marcy Brook
Latitude: N 44° 8' 26"
Longitude: W 73° 55' 45"
Drop: NA
Type: NA
Region: Off NY 73 between Lake Placid and Keene
Parking: NA
Trail type: NA
Length of hike: 4.5 mile one-way
Difficulty: Difficult
Accessibility: Public
Name: Official

Keene Quadrangle

Follow the Van Hoevenberg Trail, which starts near the parking area at the Adirondack Loj, for 2.1 miles to Marcy Dam.  Continue on the main trail toward Mt. Marcy for another 2.4 miles.  According to Tony Goodwin, Executive Director of the Adirondack Trail Improvement Society, the falls aren't that impressive, but the view of Algonquin from the slabs above the falls is the real attraction.  To get to the bottom, one must take the Lake Arnold Crossover Trail down for 75 yards. 

If anyone has any pictures of this waterfall, we would be very interested in hearing from you.  Our thanks to David Jones of Gouverneur, New York for the photos we have.

The Marcy 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:  November 17, 2015

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