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Tenant Creek Falls

 

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Tenant Creek Falls is a series of three waterfalls located in Wilcox Lake Wild Forest. It's located north of the small village of Northville. It is a short, easy 0.95 miles hike to the first falls, 2.0 miles to the second and 2.1 miles to the third falls. A new parking area was built in 2016 as well as a new trail that takes the trail off private property and entirely on state land. There is a large DEC sign that marks the new parking area.

The trail starts from the parking area and almost immediately reaches a trail register. This is a newly built section of trail that was constructed to take the trail to the waterfalls completely off private property and put it completely on state land. You are following yellow DEC plastic discs. At 0.4 miles you'll pass an interesting tree rock on your left as the trail veers to the right. At 0.6 miles pass a rather large tree on your right. The trail begins to descend and you start to hear the sounds of a stream, however it's not Tenant Creek yet. At 0.8 miles cross a small little stream.

Soon the new trail meets up with the old rooty trail and you'll see Tenant Creek. At 0.95 miles you'll reach the first waterfall on Tenant Creek Falls. The trail continues up along the left side, near the waterfall. You are still following yellow DEC discs. Now the trail becomes rougher and a bit tougher to follow. At 2.0 miles you reach the second waterfall and at 2.1 miles you will reach the third and final waterfall. Most folks just go to the first waterfall and enjoy the beauty. This is a pretty easy hike to the first waterfall. Look below for a few pictures and a map of this hike.

Directions: From Northville take NY 30 North and turn right on Old Northville Road.  Drive 1.4 miles and then turn left on Hope Falls Road. Drive seven miles on Hope Falls Road. The road is paved, except for the last mile. This last mile is a seasonal dirt road that leads to the large parking area on your right. The GPS coordinates are N43 20.792 W74 11.416 for those who have a GPS device in their vehicle.

 

DEC sign for the parking area along the dirt road

Tenant Creek Falls

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