Brooks Lake Trail: Red blaze
Total Time: 0:45 hour
Estimated Distance: 1.1 Miles
Pros: Scenic lake
Brooks Lake is a very scenic lake on the northern fringes of Bear Mountain State Park. Visible from the top of Bear Mountain, at the northern view, Brooks Lake has a loop trail around it.
The weather had been interesting, with the day starting off with snow and then turning into a cold rain. The snow had not melted from the rain, and it has just slowed down by the time I started this hike. Because of the poor weather conditions, I chose to do a short and easy hike, and dressed for the occasion. It was drizzling and very foggy with poor visibility during the hike.
I parked at the Brooks Lake parking area, and took the trail south, to the outlet, where I crossed the bridge and intersected the other park trails. I then walked along the the west side and then the north side of the lake, and then back to my car.
|Map of the Route|
|Brooks Lake at the Beginning of the Hike|
|Looking South from the Beginning of the Hike|
|Information Map at the Beginning of the Brooks Lake Trail|
|Snowy Lake Scene|
|Evergreens and Snow Contrast|
|Looking North from the Woods at Brooks Lake|
|Abandoned Structure near the Brooks Lake Outlet|
|My Most Monotone Picture Ever Taken|
|Trail Markers at the Outlet Bridge at Brooks Lake|
|Snowy Ice-Covered Brooks Lake from the Outlet|
|Another View of the Outlet|
|Brooks Lake from the Western Side|
|Brooks Lake and Anthony's Nose in the Distance|
|From the North Side of Brooks Lake, Facing South Towards Bear Mountain|
|Brooks Lake Outlet and Bear Mountain in the Distance|
|Bear Mountain from Brooks Lake|