Today the plan is to hike several of the easy hikes for the 4-3-2-1 Way Challenge. Our first stop…Death Brook Falls.
When they rated these hikes as “easy” they really weren’t kidding. For Death Brook Falls (apparently also known as Secret Falls) we clocked in just over 0.5 miles round trip. We spent about 30 minutes total for the hike in, exploring around and looking (and of course listening) to the falls.
The trail is located on NYS Route 28/30 just after passing Golden Beach Campground. (See HERE for more information).
This hike was our first for the day, and was also located farthest from where we were staying at Lewey Lake. There isn’t really a parking area that you find at some trail heads, so we just found a spot off to the side of the road on the opposite side of the street. There was no trail register for this hike, so we did not sign in.
For a few paces you’ll follow a wide beautiful trail (like this) that then opens up to a large grassy clearing. Then you’ll head back into the woods. At that point you should be able to hear the falls.
After another small jaunt through the woods, you’ll come to see the brook, the falls are somewhat hidden. Cross over the brook for the best view.
My mom took this picture of my dad and I. As stated on the form for the 4-3-2-1 Way Challenge, you have to provide photo proof that you did each hike. Here’s ours. (My mom isn’t pictures, since she won’t be able to do the harder hikes.)
There are a few side trails we noticed (that are steep) that I believe likely go up to the top of the falls. We did not hike these, as my mom doesn’t do steep!
Check out the GPS track from Gaia GPS here. You’ll be able to see each photo I took right at its GPS location on the track!