High Falls Gorge – Adirondack Mountains

Hi friends, welcome back! I’ve got one final Lake Placid post to share with you all. On our last morning in Lake Placid, we packed up the car and drove about fifteen minutes north to see High Falls Gorge. I was very excited for this hike because I’ve seen beautiful pictures on my Instagram feed and have been dying to see it in person. You can check out my New York Hiking Bucket List here for all the other hikes I’m dying to see!

There is a $13 fee per person, but it is well worth it! This is more of a walk than a hike and is suitable for all ages and abilities as long as you can climb stairs. The paths are man-made and have great views of the falls. These falls freeze in the winter, so the path is only accessible in the warmer months.


Here is Jon with a 3,000-year-old rock! The trail was filled with little tid-bits of information about the falls and gorge. We don’t usually learn about things we see on our hikes so this was an added bonus. 

It was a rainy Monday morning, so we had the falls all to ourselves. There are lookout points along the way that are limited to one party. I would imagine this could cause a slow down when the trail is more crowded. 

This is the New York version of the Grand Canyon – one day I’ll have the pleasure of seeing the real thing! 

There’s something about waterfalls that’s so mesmerizing! 

I’ve read that these falls can get very crowded, so it was amazing to have it to ourselves!

Cherishing our last minutes of vacation together before going back to reality! I had originally planned to see this on Friday of our trip, but they close at 4pm, so we didn’t have time. This was the perfect way to end our trip!

Thanks for reading! I hope you’ve enjoyed the scenic pictures of Lake Placid, and maybe have some inspiration to see the beauty for yourselves! 

In case you missed any catch up here:

Mirror Lake

Indian Head and Rainbow Falls Hike

Celebrating my 27th Birthday in Lake Placid

See you next week! 

23 thoughts on “High Falls Gorge – Adirondack Mountains

  1. Wow, what a beautiful place to explore! I love waterfalls and I can only imagine how amazing it looks fully frozen. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 😀 Aiva

    1. So beautiful! I imagine it looks something like a scene from Frozen in the winter 😀 thanks for reading, hope you have a great day as well!

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