Explore the Ausable Chasm

New York Ausable Chasm

Added by Rebecca Nichols

Known as The Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks, this park offers a variety of adventure!!

Enjoy the beauty and geologic history as a day trip or spend a few days. Ausable Chasm offers a variety of accommodations including camping, cabins or a motel. The recreation center at the campgrounds offer 15 miles of Mountain Biking terrain from the beginner to expert. Bike rentals are available as well as discs for disc golf.

If you want to get in the water you can take a scenic float (via raft) through the lower chasm or a relaxing Tube Ride.

If you want a bit more adventure then the Adventure Trail is for you and my personal favorite. This is for ages 8 and up. You must wear a harness and helmet. This trail includes a cargo net climb, cable bridges, zip-lining, and edge walks.

If you want to hike, enjoy one or all the trails offered:

  • Inner Sanctum Trail (1 mile)
  • Rim Walk Trail (2 miles)
  • Dry Chasm Trail (1.5 miles)
  • Rainbow Falls/Elephant's Head Vista (1/2 mile)

You can do one or all these fun adventures as the park offers different packages. Remember proper foot attire is required. Most of this is seasonal except the hiking trails. During winter all visitors must wear snowshoes or ice cleats for safety, depending on how much ice and snow accumulated. Rentals are available.

For more information on the park, head to the Ausable website.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Sneakers
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Rating:

Features:

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area
River
Romantic
Scenic

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

10 months ago

Cool But Touristy

Very neat chasm. The waters roar and you can walk along it. There is also rafting with admission price. But the company basically wants you to pay for everything there so it's kinda touristy.

10 months ago

Added by Rebecca Nichols

I hike to push my limits both mentally and physically, take in the beauty of the great outdoors, and just to get away from it all. Every chance I get you will find me in the mountains, on a kayak or ending my day by the campfire!

More Adventures Nearby

Fly Fish at Salmon Creek Falls

New York / Salmon Creek Fishing Lot

Park at the dead end designated DEC "Fishing Salmon Creek" lot.

Jacob Sells
3 Saves

Hike to Boreas Ponds

New York / Boreas Ponds Trailhead

You will start from the last parking area along Gulf Brook Road.  The road is a bit rough, higher clearance vehicle recommended. Just past the gate is a kiosk and map.

Rebecca Nichols
4 Saves

Hike the Bluff Trail at Chimney Bluffs State Park

New York / Chimney Bluffs Trailhead

The trail starts right at the parking area.  You quickly climb a short ways up and through the open forest until you reach the bluffs edge.

Rebecca Nichols
22 Saves