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Lampson Falls


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In the Grass River Wild Forest of the northwestern region of Adirondack Park you'll find the overly popular Lampson Falls.  The main trailhead is located in the town of Clare along County Route 27, marked by a DEC sign.  Parking is along the widened shoulder of the paved road. The main trail travels 0.6 miles to the falls.

From the shoulder parking, pass a gate to start your hike along a wide old road. At 0.45 miles a side trail on the left leads 350 feet to a nice view of a still Grass River just above Lampson Falls.

At 0.5 miles the main accessible trail heads left on a number of switchbacks to a view through the trees of the top of the falls.  From here you can either take an old grassy road to the bottom of the falls or a descend steeply on a well worn footpath that takes you to the sandy beach at 0.6 miles.  A footpath continues along the river for another 0.8 miles for those who which to explore this area further.  The river is primarily calm along this stretch of trail. Directions:

Located in the St Lawrence County Town of Clare on the west border of the Adirondack Forest Preserve, in the Grass River Wild Forest. The accessible trail is located on the west side of County Route 27, approximately 4 miles north of the Hamlet of Degrasse if traveling north or approximately 5 miles south of County Route 24 if traveling south.  The GPS coordinates are N44 24.303 W75 03.687 for the start of the trail for those who have a GPS devise in their vehicle.

Look below for a few pictures, a couple of trail maps and a video of this wildly popular hike.


Yellow stop gate near the start of the Lampson Falls Trail

Grass River above Lampson Falls


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