Northern New York Waterfalls 

Wolf Hollow Falls


From NY 28 between Newport and Middleville, find Castle Road/CR 7 which exits northeast.  This junction is just southeast of the West Canada Valley High School campus.  This location is about 3/4 miles up the road.

County: Herkimer
Town: Fairfield
USGS Map: Middleville
Waterway: Wolf Hollow Creek
Latitude: N 43° 10' 00"
Longitude: W 74° 58' 27"
Drop: 18'
Type: Step
Region: Between Newport and Middleville
Parking: Roadside
Trail type: Dirt
Length of hike: <0.1 mile
Difficulty: Easy
Accessibility: Public
Name: Unnamed

Middleville Quadrangle

Wolf Hollow FallsThis location is just upstream of the Farrington Road Falls.  The northeast waterfalls website refers to it as High Falls.  Since this is the only source that uses this name, we are sticking with the name based on the waterway.

If you are viewing this site during the winter, you can see the waterway.  When foliage is there, however, views of the waterfall from the road are obscured and opportunities for pictures are even less possible.  As far as reaching the riverbank, that is also questionable.  Although there are no posted signs in the area (the property is probably private, most likely a part of a farm near there), the terrain is prohibitive.  The bank is extremely steep.  It drops off close to 100' in an almost perpendicular descent.  With the right equipment (ie: ropes) you might be able to get down and back up but otherwise, we were relegated to a roadside vantage.

The waterfall itself is several steps.  The top step is about 3', followed by a short slide into the second plunge of about 4'.  Then there is a rapid series of steps of about 10'.  

In a side-note about Wolf Hollow Creek, this is the name assigned to this waterway by the USGS.  The US Geological Survey is the governmental agency that has the task of naming all geological features: mountains, rivers, lakes, waterfalls and so on.  That means that this is the official name of this waterway.  The NYS DEC also refers to this stream as the Wolf Hollow Creek.  We have found, however, that certain GPS devices, Garmin hiking units for example, use the name City Brook.  We don't know the source of this name, but it is significant to note that this alternative terminology is used.

The water from the Wolf Hollow Creek flows into the West Canada Creek, then enters the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers before reaching the Atlantic Ocean in New York City.

Last update:  October 7, 2017

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