Fish Pond Truck Trail
From Fish Hatchery Road, start by skiing the access road to the railroad tracks. At the railroad tracks take a left and either follow the tracks or the road alongside. The road is usually in better condition. After about 0.75 miles the Fish Pond Truck Trail will come in on the right. Once on the trail you will notice it is properly named, it is an old truck road. The course is wide and flat at the beginning but will soon come to a small climb over a small knob which is the height-of-land along the trail. The descent on the other side is a nice one, but not very aggressive. At the base of the descent you will cross a tributary of St. Regis Pond and start a course of small rolling hills that will pass you by a few short spur trails to other hidden gems. The road ends at Fish Pond near a lean-to, which is an excellent spot for a break and a hot chocolate.
Elevation Gain/Loss to Destination:
-50 feet to Fish Pond
Approximate Time, Round Trip:
Family with Kids: Not recommended due to distance
Experienced Skier: 4 to 5 hours
Out of Shape/Beginner Skier: 5 to 6 hours
Distance Round Trip:
From the intersection of Route 30 and Route 3 in Tupper Lake follow Route 3/30 toward Saranac Lake. Where Route 3 and Route 30 split; follow Route 30 toward Fish Creek. Continue for over 11-miles to Fish Hatchery Road on the left. Turn down Fish Hatchery Road for about 0.1 miles to the access on the left; you may need to park roadside if not plowed.
Difficulty: 1=beginner, 5=advanced
Three: Mainly due to distance
Additional Important Information:
The access road to Little Clear Pond is technically not maintained in winter, parking will be required to be off Fish Hatchery Road.