Damoths Gully Upper Falls

Waterfall Name: Damoths Gully Upper Falls
Aka: ————-
Location: Urbana Twn

First Visit: 08-10-2013

State: New York State
Region: Western Region
County: Steuben County

Park Area: Damoths Gully
NYS Tourism Region: Finger Lakes-Wine Country
NYDEC Region: Western Finger Lakes

Waterfall Challenge: ————-

Waterfall Location: N42.39613 W77.22003
Parking: N42.39118 W77.21853
Trailhead: N42.39177 W77.21907
Trail Name, Reference to: Fingerlakes Trail

Stream, River: Winding Stairs Glen
Height, Type: ————-
Elevation: ————-
Level of Difficulty, Hiking Distance: FLT M-12 Map .5 Roundtrip

Whitewater Rte, Canoe Rte Map: ————-
Maps: Western New York all outdoors Atlas & Field Guide Publication 2008 101 C4

My Resource: Western New York all outdoors Atlas & Field Guide Publication 2008 101 C4
Book Resource: 200 Waterfalls In Central And Western New York By Rich And Sue Freeman
Brochures, Travel Guides, Visitor Guides: ————-
Trail_URL: Fingerlakes Trail
Additional Information: http://boards.ancestry.com/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=4&p=surnames.damoth, World Waterfall Database

Photos, Information Contributed to other Websites: ————-

Landmark: ————-
Nearest Intersection: Winding Stair Rd and Back Valley Rd
Directions: From I-90 W, Take exit 42 to the right onto Rt-14 towards Geneva/Lyons and drive for .7 miles. Take the Rt-14 S ramp to the right towards Rt-96/Geneva/Clifton Springs and drive for 5.8 miles. Turn right onto Castle St. and drive for .2 miles. Turn left onto Main St. and drive for 12.8 miles. Keep right onto State Hwy 54 Spur and drive for .3 miles. Turn right onto Hwy 54 and drive for 4.6 miles. Turn left onto Main St. and drive for .4 miles. Turn right onto Lake St. and drive for 13.7 miles. Keep right onto Hwy 54 and drive for 7.3 miles. Turn left onto Back Valley Rd for 95 ft. Keep left onto Winding Stair Rd and drive for .7 miles.

Comments, Notes: The following information is copied and quoted from the nyfalls.com talk http://www.nyfalls.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2731 for additional resource information purposes. I have not gone back to this location and found these references after I visited. Plans to return in the future. (“I parked in the adjacent gravel lot on 54, and walked the creek up. You have to drive all the way to the top of Winding Stair Road, hook up with the Finger Lakes Trail which leads down into the gully, then hike upstream a few 100 yards. If you scroll upstream on your Damoth’s link until you see Longwell Rd., the falls that we saw is just to the left of the bend in the road. You can see it in the aerial shot. Longwell Rd. doesn’t exist anymore and is now a part of the Finger Lakes Trail (“Hammondsport Glen does have a spectacular falls in it. Possibly close to 100 ft. tall. We visited once 4-5 years ago. We tried to revisit the glen a few years later but it had become heavily posted so we did not enter.”) (“10/12/09 Irene Szabo and Lisa Treichler- Map M12 Because of loss of a landowner permission the trail south of Hammondsport between Winding Stairs Road and County Route 113 is now closed year round. Instead use the hunting bypass shown on that map: From west to east, turn right (south) on Winding Stairs Road for 1.1 miles, and then left (east and north) on CR 113 (Mt. Washington Argus Hill Rd.) for 2.4 miles to rejoin existing trail going east on Longwell Road. This 3.5 mile bypass replaces 2.5 miles of former trail. Efforts will be made find an off road alternative.”)