Gull Lake via Mill Brook Road

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Gull Lake via Mill Brook Road is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Old Forge, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until February. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
321 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

lake

views

wildlife

Perhaps the shortest route to a lean-to in all the Adirondacks, Gull Lake via Mill Brook Road is an easy hike for everyone! While you can hike directly from the Bear Creek Parking Area, you can continue down the road to a smaller parking area that is much closer to the lake. With a beautiful lake waiting as a reward, along with a lean-to not 25 feet from the shore, this is one that is not to be missed. There are even canoes and paddles at the shore that one can use for further adventures and exploring in the wilderness! If you plan on making this a camping destination, there are multiple trails that connect very close by, such as Chub Pond, Big Woodhull Lake, and Sand Lake. This is an outdoor enthusiasts dream!

hiking
3 days ago

Just a beautiful hike! If you are able to park in the newer parking area on Mill Brook Road, the hike is only 2.6 miles total! Just drive beyond the larger Bear Creek Road Parking area if you desire. Even if you start out at the larger area, this is still a very doable hike for all ages, and the lean-to site is RIDICULOUSLY picturesque. The lean-to is not 25 feet from the shore, and if you are lucky there will be canoes and paddles at the shore for further exploring. Just an amazing hike.