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West River Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.7 (3)

A scenic trail through lush woodlands adjacent to the Ausable's East Branch.


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Map Key

3.6

Miles

5.9

KM

Point to Point

2,008' 612 m

High

1,355' 413 m

Low

729' 222 m

Up

87' 26 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Description

Starting from near the AMC Gate across Lake Road, the West River Trail meanders past numerous trail intersections in the forest along the East Branch Ausable River. Along the way, enjoy gorgeous hardwood forests speckled by dense patches of moss and coniferous trees.

After miles of enjoying this river scenery, the West River Trail eventually ends near the outlet of Lower Ausable Lake and a suite of gorgeous lake views. For those who really want to cap off their hike properly, follow the A.W. Weld Trail and Rainbow Falls Trail to reach the spectacular Rainbow Falls.

Flora & Fauna

Visit this region in the autumn to see it erupt in fiery fall color.

Contacts

Land Manager: NY DEC - Region 5 Office

Shared By:

Mike Biolsi

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  3.7 from 3 votes

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Beaver Meadow Falls
Jul 31, 2019 near Keene, NY
Looking toward the trailhead
Aug 20, 2017 near Keene, NY
Gate to Lake Road.
Aug 20, 2017 near Keene, NY

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To beaver creek falls
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