Decker Creek Falls
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||On Dresserville Creek in
the hamlet of Montville, town of Moravia, Cayuga County.
Dresserville Creek and Decker Creek join to form Mill
Creek just below Montville falls.
|Public fishing access on
Mill Creek. There is a nice view of the falls from
a foot path along the south rim of the gorge which
is accessible from the beautiful St Patricks and Indian
Mound Cemetary on Route 38. To access the gorge, follow
a road to the north at the bottom of the hill on Route
38 to a parking lot behind an old mill. Then hike
up the stream.
||Moderate, depending on
water level. This is a good sized stream. When we
were there, the water was high but not flooding, and
crossing the stream was a wet proposition. Steep banks
on both sides make hiking in the stream necessary
at several places. The hike from the parking lot to
the branch is about 1/4 mile. The Decker Creek falls
are about 1/4 mile above the branch, the Montville
Falls about 100 yards above the branch.
||We visited three waterfalls.
We hiked up the north (left) branch of Mill Creek
which is called Decker Creek for about 1/4 mile to
two adjacent waterfalls, 9' and 6'. We then returned
and hiked up the south (right) branch which is called
Dresserville Creek a short distance to the base of
Montville Falls. This is a really impressive, large
waterfall with a main plunge of about 60 feet, a short
shelf, and then a steep, 12' cascade. From the Route
38 highway bridge you can also see two smaller falls
(5-7') above the main falls on Dresserville Creek,
and you can see the crest of the main falls. But you
really need to hike in from below to see this waterfall.
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