Chasing Waterfalls: Split Rock Falls

For all the posts in the Chasing Waterfalls Series, go here.

Prologue: Inspired by the 2021 Hallmark romantic movie Chasing Waterfalls started my own blog, featuring the local waterfalls in the State of Connecticut where I live, and also may be any waterfalls that I might come across in my trips around America and the World. The film was released in July, as part of their “Spring Fling” lineup. The lead actress, Cindy Busby, plays the part of Amy Atwater, a photo journalist who goes to a remote town to find a mythical waterfall. Her co-star Christopher Russell, plays the part of Mark North, the guide at the lodge where she stays in while visiting the town.

Now I am chasing these majestic and gorgeous waterfalls. Next up is Split Rock Falls in the town of Elizabethtown, New York.

The second waterfalls I got to visit on that summer trip I went to where I saw High Falls Gorge, is Split Rocks Falls in the town of Elizabethtown, New York.

Split Rock Falls is located on the Bouquet River, a 40-mile river that flows from high in the Adirondack Mountains into Lake Champlain. A 40 to 50 feet drop in multiple tiers with a unique element of plunge pool in the middle section and at the bottom, makes this a favorite swimming joint as well.

It cant really be seen from the road or no markers to identify its location. Just park on the road, and hike down a rocky and slippery path to reach the falls. At the beginning of the hike you first see the top of the falls. A fence link gives you a place to safely stand and view the falls.

From there hike down the narrow rocky and slippery path along the hillside taking you down to the bottom of the falls. Be careful while you cross the river here as it is covered entirely with large to small rocks.

Stepping carefully on them, we crossed the river to the center island, again filled with rocks to get a frontal view of the bottom portion of this gorgeous waterfall.

Here you can see that it mainly consists to two big drops with a third smaller one at the bottom. The way that the uppermost drop is split by a large rock into two streams is what gives these falls its name.

Finally me and my friend in front of the bottom of the Split Rock Falls, in the middle of the island.

A short hike but difficult hike (at least for me) to this incredible waterfalls in the Adirondacks that gives you a place to cool off on hot summer days; a hidden gem you should not miss if you go anywhere near Elizabethtown in New York.

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