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Rainbow Falls - AMR

Description: At Rainbow Falls, Cascade Brook tumbles spectacularly for 150 feet over a rocky cliff shortly before entering the East Branch of the Ausable. Rainbow Falls gets its name from the rainbows that often appear in its mist. For those looking for a larger adventure, Rainbow Falls and Beaver Meadow Falls can be hiked in one longer day.

This hike is entirely on the private land of the Adirondack Mountain Reserve (AMR)/Ausable Club and requires a reservation to visit – please visit their website ( to learn more about the AMR's restrictions and to make a reservation.

  • Waterfall type: 150 ft free fall
  • Total Distance: 9 miles
  • Maximum elevation gain/loss: 1,080 ft
  • Trail difficulty: Moderate
  • Parking coordinates: 44.149725, -73.767958
  • Free permit needed May 1 – October 31.
  • Pets are not permitted on trail.

Photo: John DiGiacomo

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