Northern New York Waterfalls 

Faville Falls


In the village of Dolgeville, take Spencer Street west.  This will become Spencer Road, Carlson Road and finally Peckville Road.  Just after crossing the Moore Road, you will cross the Ransom Creek.  The parking area is on the left just past the creek. 

County: Herkimer
Town: Manheim
USGS Map: Little Falls
Waterway: Ransom Creek
Latitude: N 43° 06' 19"
Longitude: W 74° 48' 23"
Drop: ~70'
Type: Multiple-Ribbon Cascade/Slides
Region: West of Dolgeville
Parking: Unpaved lot
Trail type: Dirt
Length of hike: 0.1 mile
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Common

Little Falls Quadrangle

Faville FallsA trail leads from the parking area to a foot-bridge over the falls.  This is within site of the parking area.  The trails here are no longer maintained, but passable.

There are multiple drops in this waterfalls.  Depending upon who is counting, or how you count, there are five or six drops in this section.  The first drop is by the road, upstream from the footbridge.  It is an "S" shaped drop of about 25'.  The second drop is a slide through a ravine just above and under the foot-bridge that ends in another drop. 

There are two more drops further downstream.  The hike itself isn't long but the trail is a bit difficult to find.  Just keep bearing toward the creek.  It is a bit of a scramble to get to the bottom section but it is worth the hike to see them.

The Ransom Creek empties into Kyser Lake, which is a wide spot in the East Canada Creek.  This flows into the Mohawk River, which then flows into the Hudson before reaching the Atlantic Ocean.

Last update:  October 7, 2017

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