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is on the Finger Lakes Trail. The trail
can be accessed near where the creek crosses
Route 414 1.4 miles from the center of Watkins
Glen (see map)
We parked on the west side of Route 414
in an empty lot but we noticed other hikers
parking along the east side of the road.
The path was easy to spot as it climbed
the hill from the roadside.
hike is about 1/2 mile long and will not
take more than an hour, less if you stop
at the big falls and retrace your steps.
in the winter requires crampons.
The tall falls are well known to experienced
ice climbers. We could not climb
directly up the falls but we were able
to pull ourselves up the steep slope next
to the falls. We were rewarded with
several more smaller falls in a beautiful,
very secluded glen above the main falls.
||This hike can
be combined with the other nearby short
hikes for a "waterfall extravaganza"
(see also Hector
Falls and Eggleston
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