Magnitude:

68

 Abs Mag:

83

 Beisel Rating:

8.2 (Class 9)

 Height:

158 feet

 Tallest Drop:

60 feet

 # of Drops:

---

 Type:

tiered

 Stream:

West Canada Creek

 Latitude:

43.2815

 Longitude:

75.1531

 Maps:

USGS Remsen 7 1/2"

 

Aerial Photography

 Delormes:

77 B6

 

 

The drop that is known as Upper High Falls (courtesy of Jim Pauquette), click to enlarge

The drop that is known as Lower High Falls (courtesy of Jim Pauquette), click to enlarge

The drop that is known as Sherman Falls (courtesy of Jim Pauquette), click to enlarge

An old postcard image from the archive, click to enlarge

 

 

Trenton Falls , Oneida County, NY , USA

 

No Known Alternate Names

 

 

The drop that is known as Upper High Falls (courtesy of Jim Pauquette)

 

Details:

In times past, Trenton Falls was a destination that nearly rivaled Niagara Falls in terms of tourist magnetism. For the past hundred years, the falls have been off limits. They are now open on a limited basis. West Canada Creek drops over several falls in the formation known as Trenton Falls including Upper High Falls, Lower High Falls, Village Falls, Cascade of the Alhambra, Sherman Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Mill Dam Falls. The total elevation loss in terms of head is about 270' but part of that is dam and the shorter cascades below the main drops.

 

Geology and Bedrock Structure:

The bedrock geology here is very involved. Rather than recap, I'll link to an appropriate site: Geomorphology of Trenton Falls

 

History:

 

Photography Notes:

 

Directions:

The trails are only open on selected dates. During 2009, the trails will be open from 9 AM to 5PM on April 25th-26th, August 8th-9th, and October 3rd-4th and 10th-11th.