Death Falls Secret Falls

Ray Brook, New York 12977

Death Falls Secret Falls

Death Falls (Secret Falls) Professional Review and Guide

"A quick walk takes you to a lacy curtain of water over a sheer drop, shattering into a hundred tiny streams on the rocks below. Death Falls gets its name from Death Brook, the stream on which it flows, and if there’s a story to be told about how this brook got its name, we have not been able to find it.

Perhaps that’s why many locals refer to this waterway as Secret Falls, a more romantic and more palatable name that won’t scare young children away from walking here. The falls itself, a delicate cascade with myriad streams trickling down
the rock face, presents a gentler image than many of the pounding chutes and slides featured on so many Adirondack hikes, making it seem to be one of the least deadly of the region’s water features."

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Trail Information

Ray Brook
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
20 minutes
NYSDEC Region 5, 1115 NY 86, PO Box 296, Ray Brook 12977; (518) 8971200;
Local Contacts
DeLorme: New York State Atlas & Gazetteer, page 37
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Jul 2018