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Auger Falls on the Sacandaga River

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:39 pm
by cbobcat49
We got here in the morning on July 19th. There isn't really a defined edge to the gorge. As you get closer, it gradually gets steeper. Really interesting geologically.

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Auger Falls

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:59 am
by backpacker
Auger Falls is located a few miles south of Austin Falls. There are two parking lots to access this fall located just off route 8 and 30 between Lake Pleasant and Wells. The parking is on the east side of the road on a dirt road, most people miss the quick right when you enter the dirt road this will put you at the trail head. It’s a short ¾ mile walk into the falls. The trip can be made into a round trip covering about 1.5 miles.



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Main section
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Main and Upper
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Close up
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Lower Section
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Re: Auger Falls

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:12 pm
by Matt
I wonder why the name.

Re: Auger Falls

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:25 pm
by cbobcat49
I think an auger is a type of drill. The water twists so much that the creek literally flips over on itself here. Sort of like a screw I guess. Just a theory.

Re: Auger Falls

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:29 am
by backpacker
cbobcat49 wrote:I think an auger is a type of drill. The water twists so much that the creek literally flips over on itself here. Sort of like a screw I guess. Just a theory.


I would agree with this if you look at the "lower section" picture you can see that the water is rolling somewhat in the top right corner, and down stream of here it twist (rolls) even more.

Re: Auger Falls

PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:31 pm
by freshairgirl
I'm surprising my husband with a trip to Speculatory for his birthday. Somebody mentioned Auger Falls to me and that's when I came across this site. I wondered if somebody could tell me of any other walking trails/falls in the area that would be worth us visiting while we're up? Thanks!

Re: Auger Falls

PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:44 pm
by cbobcat49
Austin Falls is on the same river...
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Enjoy your trip!

Re: Auger Falls

PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:45 pm
by hobkyl
Depending on when his birthday is...you might want to research before heading up there. Lots of roads closed, bridges washed out and trails closed from Irene.

Re: Auger Falls

PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:14 am
by RichieC
While on a Fall Foliage drive yesterday through the Adirondacks, my family and I stopped to see Auger Falls. Very nice trail - about 3/4 mile or so to get to the falls. The falls themselves are very cool, with interesting rock formations. However, I found it a little treacherous to try to get too close, as the terrain is at an angle. (I'm not as daring as I was in my younger years.)

Worth a stop off point if your are traveling on Rte. 30 in the 'Dacks. Do be careful though, when trying to get close to these falls.

Re: Auger Falls

PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:46 am
by Des219
Thanks Richie for sharing. With having a family, it just isn't worth being too daring. How was the foliage trip?

Re: Auger Falls

PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:08 am
by RichieC
Sorry for not responding - I just noticed there was a reply here. That time of year is always great for foliage in the Adirondacks -they were pretty close to peak that second week of October.