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Lampson Falls is a 0.9 mile out and back trail located near Russell, New York that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 0.9 miles Elevation Gain: 16 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly


nature trips







Impressive falls estimated at 40 feet tall and 100 feet wide. The walk in is very easy. It looks like an old service road. An impressive falls at an estimated 40 feet tall and 100 feet wide. Lampson is a shallow and broad-faced falls, which can have huge amounts of water flowing over it during peak melt season in the spring. During the summer it calms and becomes a much quieter setting. At the bottom of the falls a small beach has formed allowing for swimming and picnicking. The 15 minute walk into this area is well worth it.

1 day ago

Very easy and short trail to follow. A nice little walk that leads to a swimming area and waterfall. It’s a popular area, so expect other people to be there. Accessible for dogs.

2 days ago

very nice place

5 days ago

i really liked this place. can't wait till it warms up so i can enjoy more

16 days ago

1 month ago

Nice walk, great place to cool off in the summer

7 months ago

Beautiful falls & foliage. Very short walk, but the waterfall is a nice little rewards after the woods.

8 months ago

I'd rate this an easy, short trail. Towards the falls is room to picnic and play. I would call it a family-friendly trail. The view is lovely!

9 months ago

Kind of a boring walk. Felt like walking on a road. The falls were cool. But the walk to it was meh.

9 months ago

Easy walk, mostly gravel.

9 months ago

easy walking trail and awesome swimming hole

9 months ago

Very easy path to walk/hike waterfall at the end of the path. right before you get to the waterfalls there is a path that will take you to the top before the water goes over the edge. many people out enjoying the path kids in strollers, families and dogs.

10 months ago

Easy, family friendly, short, with a great view of the falls at the end. Bring your bathing suits!

11 months ago

A nice smooth, flat trail leading to a very scenic waterfall and even a beach type area below the falls. Lots of kids enjoying the water and sun. Very friendly trail for the whole family.

Sat Nov 10 2018

Very nice trail. If you're on your way to the high peaks this is definitely worth a couple hour detour. Lots of parking at the trailhead.

Sun Nov 04 2018

This is my hunting area. Go further to an old foot bridge and follow the bank down stream you’ll find some cool spots to hang for a day or camp out if you want. Prob 30 min walk but worth it-Get off beaten path. Don’t do from Oct-Dec... Enjoy. Yea also if y’all like to kayak go past Lampson Falls and there’s a canoe launch on the right about a mile past. Paddle that all the way down takes about 2 hours all sand but get out before you hear the falls. Big rocks on the right you’ll know when it’s time. Bare right whole time don’t take the branch to the left when you see it....Well worth it ✌️

Fri Aug 03 2018

Very nice easy hike to the water. I loved the falls and nice sandy beach. Bring a camera and a picnic basket and enjoy the day!

Sun Jul 15 2018

Great place easy hike worth the drive.

Thu Jul 12 2018

Excellent. Short, wheelchair accessible and a glorious waterfall at the end.

Wed Jul 11 2018

it was peaceful and beautiful saw a lot of butterflies and even a deer ... majestic and eye opening. it will be a stop on my summer hike list ever year now!

Sun Jul 08 2018

Loved the hike and had fun swimming but unfortunately not everyone carries out what they bring in. There was a lot of garbage in the picnic area.

Fri Jun 15 2018

Loved the easy walk out to the beautiful falls!

Fri Jun 15 2018

Beautiful- easy walk & hike around

Sun Jun 03 2018

Lampson Falls is absolutely beautiful! The trail to the falls is very easy to walk on and it’s wheelchair accessible!

Wed May 30 2018

Short and accessible, this trail and river combination offer a wide range of visitors lots of enjoyable opportunities. A footpath continues on along the Grass River for the more adventurous hiker and a campsite with outhouse on a hill above the beach area provides an attractive overnight option.

Tue Mar 27 2018

great place to bring the family, nice short hike in and the falls can be great at times

Sun Mar 11 2018

Lovely falls and swimming hole. Very easy trail, trail is wheelchair accessible, but the beach is probably not.

Wed Aug 30 2017

Very easy hike with nice views

Sun Jul 30 2017

Great time, short trail great for family. good access for all until just before the falls. Then good for those able to walk. Wide trail good for those in wheelchair for most of the trail.

Mon Jun 19 2017

Family friendly!

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