Experience High Falls Gorge
High Falls Gorge is the Adirondacks’ most breathtaking, year-round, 30-minute walk. Witness four majestic waterfalls cascading over rocks into a deep crevice carved a billion years ago, learn about all the natural wonders of the waterfalls, and browse the gift shop. Just a short drive from Lake Placid and one mile from Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort, this is the perfect stop for half a day or half an hour.
With sturdy bridges, glass floor walkways (summer season only), and groomed paths, High Falls Gorge is accessible to all ages. A quarter-mile round trip, wheelchair accessible path brings guests to the center of the waterfalls, while a half-mile round-trip walk brings guests over steel bridges and walkways for a close-up view of the waterfalls. Don’t miss out on High Falls Gorge in the winter; set out on the walking trail to experience spectacular ice formations with complimentary traction for your footwear. On weekends and holidays, follow your walk with a campfire and marshmallow roasting.
Round out your trip to High Falls Gorge with a visit to the gift shop full of items that reflect the beauty and nature of High Falls Gorge and the Adirondacks. Find regional books, locally made souvenirs, home decor, clothes, gear, and more!
Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily through October 29.
River View Cafe is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Tuesday (closed Wednesdays & Thursdays) through October 9.
Groups are welcome and special rates are available! This spot is perfect for senior groups looking for a relaxing trip with accessible views of the waterfalls, good food, and shopping. School groups and camps can travel back in time as they learn about the wonders of nature at High Falls Gorge. Rock strata, glaciers, volcanic upheaval, and the Adirondacks’ largest pothole!