Death Brook Falls, also known as Secret Falls, is located along Death Brook near the hamlet of Raquette Lake, New York in the Adirondack Mountains.
Raquette Lake was first settled in the 1830s and was isolated, accessible only by the occasional guide boats and wagons until the Mohawk & Malone Railway was constructed in 1892. Early timber and resource-heavy industries developed but were on the decline by the early 1910s after much of the virgin timber was cut from the surrounding mountains. The formation of the Adirondack Park in 1885 began a conservation movement of some of the last remaining wild forests in the Northeast United States.
From the town of Old Forge, follow State Route 28 north for 24.8 miles towards the hamlet of Raquette Lake. From the junction of County Route 2/Sagamore Road in Raquette Lake, follow State Route 28 north for 3.5 miles to a widened shoulder at the trailhead.
From the junction of State Routes 28 and 28A in the hamlet of Blue Mountain Lake, follow State Route 28 south for 9.7 miles to a widened shoulder at the trailhead.