Waterfall Name: High Falls Gorge – Master Pothole
Location: Willmington Twn
First Visit: 08-17-2008
State: New York State
Region: Northern Region
County: Essex County
Park Area: High Falls Gorge
NYS Tourism Region: Adirondack Mountains
NYDEC Region: Eastern Adirondacks/Lake Champlain
Waterfall Challenge: ————-
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Parking: N44.34724 W73.87731
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Stream, River: West Branch Ausable River
Height, Type: 7ft wide,35ft deep
Level of Difficulty, Hiking Distance: The Waterfall Walk is a moderate .5 mile loop, with many stairs. The Easy Path is a .25 mile loop and is handicapp accessible.
Whitewater Rte, Canoe Rte Map: ————-
My Resource: Eastern New York all outdoors Atlas and Field Guide Publication 2008,E5,pg95
Book Resource: Adirondack Waterfall Guide: New York’s Cool Cascades Paperback – September 1, 2003, by Russell Dunn,, C. Russell Dunn,II. Falls Along Route 73, Wilmington Notch,pg88
Brochures, Travel Guides, Visitor Guides: Adirondack Great Walks & Day Hikes A Guide To Paths Less Taken In The Northeast’s Last Great Wilderness.
Additional Information: Keene Valley Region Waterfall Guide: The Search for Cool Cascades in the Heart of the Adirondacks Paperback – November 10, 2017, by C. Russell Dunn,Section X: Wilmington,pg210
Photos, Information Contributed to other Websites: Dig the Falls
Nearest Intersection: Hwy 86 and Fox Farm Rd
Directions: From I-87 in Westport, Take exit 32 to the right towards Lewis/Willsboro drive for .3 miles. Turn left onto Stowersville Rd and drive for 1.7 miles. Turn left onto US 9 and drive for 5.1 miles. Turn right onto Water St and drive for 1.1 miles. Turn right onto Hwy 9n and drive for 9.3 miles. Turn right onto Hwy 9n and drive for 1.8 miles. Bear right onto Hwy 9n and drive for 9.6 miles. Turn left onto Fox Farm Rd and drive for .9 miles. Turn left onto Hwy 86 and drive for 2.2 miles.
Comments, Notes: From the second bridge over the river, called the center of the gorge, both Upper and Lower Falls can be viewed from here. Looking upstream is Mini Falls. Looking downstream is the top of Rainbow Falls. When you return to the Waterfall Walk, to continue downstream, the Master Pothole is located to the left of the path. Look Straight down.