Wolf Creek Cascade - Letchworth State Park, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Szuchie
N 42° 36.880 W 078° 00.727
17T E 745063 N 4722354
Quick Description: Wolf Creek Cascade is a spectacularly hidden waterfall that drops 225 feet into the Genesee Valley Gorge in Letchworth State Park.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 4/5/2008 2:51:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM3GYB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 53

Long Description:
Located just west of the Wolf Creek picnic area, Wolf Creek Cascade has a total drop of roughly 225 feet, a crest width of 25 feet and faces south. The Cascade is located in a narrow curving ravine and is actually made up of four very steep cascades with some sections containing near vertical falls. Because of the shape of the ravine and tree cover down in and around the ravine, only the first section and part of the fourth section can be seen from the Gorge Trail (1). The first section known as the Wide Expanse has a height of 65 feet. Click here for another photo of the Wide Expanse. The second section of the cascade is known as the Zig Zag. It has a height of 38 feet and a lower section known as the Power Chute that drops 35 feet. The third section, with a drop of 28 feet, is called Block and Waggle.

The fourth section of Wolf Creek Cascade has a height of 60 feet and can be partially seen from the Gorge Trail (1) at the Tea Table picnic area. It is known as the Shower Curtain or Diagonal Shower Hole, and in times of low water the Cascade of the Marching Bubble Beetles. The best way to see the fourth section of the Cascade is to take the six-mile long Adventure Calls whitewater raft trip, which departs from the Lower Falls area. The trip takes you past Denton Brook Cascade, the Three Sisters, through the deepest part of the Great Bend Gorge (550 feet), and usually makes a stop at the fourth section of Wolf Creek Cascade.

Content courtesy of Scott A. Ensminger
Type: Cascade

Watercourse: Wolf Creek

Waterfall Height: 225

Viewpoint: Top

Path Up and Down: None

Walk Behind: Not at all

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

Seasonality: Not listed

Seasons of Best Flow: Not listed

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