Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall
At the end of Lake Road
, there is a short, steep hill to the right. Descend this a short distance to the Lower Ausable Lake Dam. To the right of the dam is a scenic wooden bridge that crosses the east branch of the Ausable River. Cross the bridge and hike a short ways straight ahead, and to the right is the trailhead for the A.W. Weld Trail.
Follow the trail for about 300 yards to the Rainbow Falls Trail
junction. This short trail leads back to a well-shaded, beautiful waterfall.
From here, the trail is straightforward and easy to follow. However, it is steep, rocky, and there are loads of exposed roots that are tiresome to negotiate.
The trail eventually comes to a junction where you can turn south onto the Sawteeth Trail
to hike to Sawteeth Peak. The A.W. Weld Trail turns to the north, heading to Pyramid Peak and then continuing onto a junction with the Adirondack Range Trail
and the Great Range route.
Shared By: John Maurizi