Tinker Falls

Description

Tinker Falls is a beautiful waterfall located just off New York State Route 91 in the Labrador Hollow Unique Area. The waterfall features a 50-foot plunge that falls off an overhanging section of rock. This plunge then continues into a 30 foot series of cascades. The falls are most spectacular during the spring thaw and after large rainstorms. Visitors can view the falls from the base and also can hike up the falls for a closer look even underneath.  

The falls can be reached via the 0.6 mile out-and-back Tinker Falls Trail. The trail is extremely well-maintained and well-marked. It is rated as easy and is wheelchair-friendly, stroller-friendly, and kid-friendly. The gravel segment of the trail in the first 0.2 miles is the most accessible part. The majority of the trail is considered to be relatively mild (5 percent or less), however, there are some steeper portions and steps at roughly the 0.2-0.3 miles section. Trail users in wheelchairs, mobility equipment, or strollers may require help or should avoid the steeper sections and steps for safety reasons. The first 0.2 miles of this trail are wheelchair accessible, according to the park website.  Dogs are also able to hike to Tinker Falls but must be kept on a leash.

After checking out Tinker Falls, be sure to stop by 65 foot Delphi Waterfall located just 15 minutes away!

 

Waterfall Specs

  • Height: 80 feet tall. Overhanging falls (50 ft) over a rocky cascade (30 ft)
  • Type: Plunge and cascades
  • Water source: Tinker’s Creek
  • Swimming: Prohibited and/or not possible

Location

  • Park: Labrador Hollow Unique Area
  • Address: Route 91
  • Town: Tully
  • State: New York
  • GPS: Lat 42.78288 Lng -76.03280
  • Parking Notes: There are two dirt parking areas on both sides Route 91 at the Tinker Falls Trailhead. Parking is free.
  • Parking Directions: HERE
  • Location Directions: HERE

External Website: https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/37070.html

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