Beaver Meadow Falls
Elevation: 2,130 feet
Round-Trip Distance: 6.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 830 feet
Waterfall Height: 60 feet
Description: Beaver Meadow Falls is a 60-foot waterfall located on the Ausable Mountain Reserve property in St. Huberts. It is a relatively easy walk along Lake Road and a short trail to the falls. The falls are along Beaver Brook which is a tributary to the East Branch of the Ausable River.
This hike is entirely on the private land of the Adirondack Mountain Reserve (AMR)/Ausable Club. An easement held by the State of New York permits the public to hike on the trails, but all users must obey the following restrictions:
• Dogs are prohibited in this game preserve.
• Hikers must remain on the marked trails.
• No camping, hunting, or fishing
Trailhead: The trailhead for the AMR is located directly across Rt. 73 from the Roaring Brook Falls Trail to Giant Mountain. This is 3 miles from the High Peaks sign in Keene Valley or 6 miles from the junction of Routes 73 and 9. This parking area often fills up very early, particularly on weekends. Parking is not permitted on Ausable Road past the designated parking area, and parking is now prohibited on the shoulders of Rt. 73. If the parking area is full, the closest legal parking is at the turnouts up toward Chapel Pond.
From the parking lot, you will initially follow a dirt road to a paved road next to a golf course. At 0.5 miles from the parking area, turn left and down between two tennis courts on Lake Road Way to get to the gatehouse and trail register. From the gatehouse, go past the elaborate gate and follow the road for 2 miles to a sign on the right for the Beaver Meadow Trail. This trail leads to a bridge over the Ausable River with Beaver Meadow Falls just beyond.