Rocky Falls

Route Description

A gentle walk to a lovely minature waterfall. This hike's charm is the easy route and the lovely setting. 

At the Adirondack Loj, follow signs to the Indian Pass trail, which first proceeds along the shore of Heart Lake and then heads to the southwest on a gently rolling profile. At 2.4 miles from Adirondak Loj, go right on a spur trail that leads to Indian Pass Brook.

If the water isn't too high, cross the brook and follow the trail up the other side to a lean-to and the falls. Alternatively, follow a somewhat overgrown trail up the near side to the falls and a possible crossing to the lean-to.


From the intersection of state Route 73 and 86 in Lake Placid, follow Route 73 toward Keene. Continue to Adirondack Loj Road on the right, and follow it to the hiker parking area.

Elevation Gain



2,100 feet

Round Trip Distance

5 miles

Estimated Round Trip Time

Family with kids: 3.5 to 4 hours
Experienced snowshoer: 2.5 to 3 hours
Inexperienced snowshoer: 3 to 3.5 hours 

Some photos courtesy of Jon Binder. Read his blog post about this hike!

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