Walk the self-guided and above-ground nature trail to witness this spectacular display of ancient Adirondack geology. Our rustic stone-step and gravel trail features the massive Stone Bridge, Trout Brook, the old Sawmill Site Waterfalls, Artists' Gorge, incredible potholes and of course several surface caves and grottos.
The trail is ¾ mile and has over 500 stairs of irregular rock, root and timber. Most groups take about 45-60 minutes. Go at your own pace and rest as you need at any of the picturesque benches along the way. If someone in your party isn’t up for the hike, a Mountain Lake PBS produced video,"Under the Adirondacks," plays on a loop, free of charge near the gift shop.
We keep the trail as natural as possible, however you will encounter some bridges, boardwalks, concrete and steel to limit erosion and maintain safety. Wear sturdy walking or hiking shoes for the best experience! Remember, you’re not always underground, so dress for the weather!