Shanty Brook

Wells, New York 12190

Shanty Brook

Shanty Brook Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Though not difficult, this unmarked trail varies from a narrow footpath to an outright bushwhack, so unseasoned hikers should be prepared before undertaking this adventure. One of the more notable preparations is to expect to have wet feet. There is almost no getting around this, so plan accordingly, and you will be able to enjoy the beautiful waterfall, swimming hole, and remote pond.

The parking area for Shanty Brook is distinct because it is on the south side of the road and is the only one that is U-shaped; most are large lots or gravel pulloffs right next to the road. The trail is unmarked, and though portions are well worn, this hike definitely counts as a bushwhack."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
7.6 miles
306 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
4–5 hours
1,387 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,693 feet
Top Elevation
Swimming, Camping
Additional Use
Siamese Ponds Wilderness:
Local Contacts
National Geographic Adirondack Park, Northville/Raquette Lake (#744)
Local Maps

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