Death Falls is most impressive in times of high water and can be accessed by a flat trail that circles around a flooded area.
Follow Route 28/30 from the intersection of the two routes in Long Lake and head toward Blue Mountain Lake. Once you’re in Blue Mountain Lake, follow Route 28 toward Raquette Lake.
You’ll reach the trailhead in less than 10 miles, and it will be on your left approximately 0.3 miles past the Golden Beach Campground entrance. A metal gate across a dirt access road will serve as your best visual cue.
Park your car and pass the gate. Follow the access road, and when it forks, stay right to head above the falls and stay left to reach the base. The total distance from the beginning of the trail to the base of the falls is approximately 0.3 miles.