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Address: 4761 Nys Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997
Phone Number: 15189462278
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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GET A GREAT VIEW WITHOUT THE HIKE. Open for spring, summer, fall and winter...

GET A GREAT VIEW WITHOUT THE HIKE. Open for spring, summer, fall and winter seasons. Suddenly, you are worlds away, strolling through pristine forests and intimately close to four splendid waterfalls. Arrive curious, leave transformed by the forces of nature that created this spectacle. Half mile round trip walk to see the waterfalls takes 30-45 minutes. One mile nature trail for additional walking in summer and snowshoeing in winter. Wheelchair accessible in part. Adirondack style gift shop. River View Cafe with delicious light fare, beer and wines. Located just eight miles East of Lake Placid, High Falls Gorge is an affordable way to relax and refresh among some of the most stunning sights in the Adirondacks.

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Nice views of the falls

If you like roaring waterfalls then this 30 minute hike is your thing. There is also a nature trail that goes in a loop around the base of the mountain but you can't see the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeff T
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Rochester, New York
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Although this did provide a beautiful view this was not worth the price. It is way to expensive. Going to the top of white face was less expensive!!! I'm not sure why it costs so much to walk around for 20 minutes.

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Thank Kmbloom01
high_falls_gorge, Owner at High Falls Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is unfortunate you think High Falls Gorge is expensive. We are privately owned and do not take funds from tax payers to provide the service of easy access on our well maintained steel bridges and walkways to view our 4 waterfalls with signs explaining our unique geology and forestry. High Falls Gorge is $11.25... More 

Rochester, New York
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful waterfalls and rock formations. It's a relatively short walk through for the money. The staff was okay - not overly friendly. Definitely a good place to take the kids. Just don't expect the warm and fuzzies from the young staff. They really shouldn't let college kids run the place. They don't "get" excellence in customer service. I'm also suggesting... More 

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high_falls_gorge, Owner at High Falls Gorge, responded to this review

Deary Izzy325, Thank you for taking the time to review High Falls Gorge in Wilmington, NY. It is so nice to hear that we have "beautiful" waterfalls. However, I am concerned about some of your comments that do not fit my business at all. First, we do NOT have college kids running our place. Actually we have absolutely NO college... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since I didn't actually take the half mile hike to the gorge, maybe I shouldn't review it, but the reason I didn't was because of the cost...$12+ to hike and view the gorge. Couldn't imagine spending that kind of money to see one thing when the whole area is so magnificent. Just seemed way over the top.

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high_falls_gorge, Owner at High Falls Gorge, responded to this review

As a business owner, I have say this is why Trip Advisor is such a poor way for a person to decide whether or not to visit a place. As stated this person did NOT go in to our facility to see WHY we charge. So, my business is now judged on an non experience rating. Do you judge Mc... More 

Mount Vernon Ny
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attempted to visit Whiteface mountain and past this attraction on the way. When we arrived at Whiteface we were told the conditions on the top of the mountain were poor and we wouldn't be able to hike to the summit. We decided to explore High Falls Gorge on our way back to the Lake Placid area. It is a... More 

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high_falls_gorge, Owner at High Falls Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad you had a good time here. Please come back again sometime. Kathryn More 

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16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like roaring waterfalls then this 30 minute hike is your thing. There is also a nature trail that goes in a loop around the base of the mountain but you can't see the river or falls from this trail. It is optional.

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high_falls_gorge, Owner at High Falls Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. More 

Rainbow Lake, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being from the area, I had never been to High Falls Gorge. On a recent sunny Tuesday afternoon following the Labor Day weekend, my wife and I decided to try it out and have lunch there. Thinking it would be "dead" this time of year, we were quite surprised to see several cars in the parking lot. Paying the entry... More 

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high_falls_gorge, Owner at High Falls Gorge, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to have you here at High Falls Gorge. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review. I am so glad you enjoyed. Kathryn More 

Altamont
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bring a picnic lunch for after your hike and watch the kids at the panning for gems. Great views. Make sure to read the information along the trails.

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high_falls_gorge, Owner at High Falls Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. More 

Toronto, Canada
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130 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on the day we arrived into town, looking for something to do. It's around $11 for an adult, which is a bit steep but I understand the amount of maintenance that would go into this attraction. It would be a good place for someone with kids to visit, or someone who is not in shape for hikes.... More 

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Thank Sarah C
high_falls_gorge, Owner at High Falls Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed your time here. Just to be clear, High Falls Gorge does not try to be a major hiker's center by any means. It is not about the distance here...it is about your journey. We do cater to the person(s) that wants to see nature but does no want to... More 

Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hike for the falls is a little short, but still wonderful and well maintain. Worth the price. We saw a couples of families the day we went, it seems like a good activities for children or elderly. We went because the weather was unstable. We also ate lunch at the RiversIde Café. Burgers and beers were really good and... More 

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high_falls_gorge, Owner at High Falls Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It was so nice to hear your kind compliments. We hope you will come back again sometime. I wish we could make our property larger, but we are completely surrounded by state land. Thank you for your visit. More 

Charlestown, Indiana
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a private park and the only negative is that it's a little pricey. But the views are amazing! The paths are very well kept and the paths are as easy as they can be and its very clean. Lots of great angles for pictures. Nice amount of plaques explaining the things that you see.

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Thank Tony S
high_falls_gorge, Owner at High Falls Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. I am glad you enjoyed the time you spent here. We are so glad you stopped by. I understand that you feel the $11.25 adult day pass fee is pricey. I would like you to understand it takes a great deal of money to maintain this 22 acre... More 

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