Upper Quincy Falls on Quincy Creek

tall plunge off a sandstone slab

The tall final falls
  • Impressive and icy Quincy Falls
  • The tall final falls
  • Icy scene looking out
  • Flat creek above the main drop
  • Calm, icy pond
  • View from the banks of the uppermost drop
  • View from the banks of the uppermost drop
  • Mossy upper drop

Upstream from most of the drops on Quincy Creek is a tall plunge off a sandstone slab. While it is uncomfortable close to the close-shorn lands around Quincy airport, the waterfall is much larger than the others on the creek and is well worth the bushwhack. During the summer moss hangs low from the drop to create a dripping, stinking beard from the sandstone.

Directions

Park on the north side of the large old mill, about 2.4 miles north of Dollar Bay. Follow the trail upstream, making your way around the crumbling piles of poor rock. The trail ends at the top of the railroad grade (now an ATV trail) but the waterfalls start below. Head down to the creek, making your way upstream to the falls. Continue past the different drops of Quincy Falls until you reach the uppermost waterfall, an impressive plunge off a slab of sandstone.

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