Rock Pond

Winter Overview and Trail Conditions:

The trailhead is simply marked with a small sign; a pull-off for 3-4 vehicles is the best indication of the trailhead.

The trail starts along through an attractive open forest before entering an attractive area of hemlocks. There is a small rise in the beginning before you start to descend to the Shore of Rock Pond. The shore is boulder strewn making for some excellent viewing areas. Wide open areas beneath the tall stands of trees offers excellent spots for having a lunch, if the weather agrees. The Seward Range can be seen towering to the back of the pond.

Ascent:

Loss of ~30 feet to the pond

Distance Round Trip:

0.8 miles

Approximate Time Round Trip:

Families with Kids:            1.5 to 2 hours

Experienced Snowshoers:            1 to 1.5 hours

Out of Shape Snowshoers:            1 to 1.5 hours

Trailhead Location:

From the intersection of Routes 3 and 86 in Saranac Lake follow Route 3 toward Tupper Lake. Continue on Route 3 to Coreys Road on the left. Follow Coreys Road for just around 3.5 miles to the trailhead on the right. 

Difficulty: 1=easiest, 5=hardest

One: Short easy trail, even if road walk is required.

Additional Important Information:

During the winter the road is supposed to be closed past the trailhead for Raquette Falls. In many instances it is not and can be driven to this trailhead. If the gate is closed or road is impassable, it will be required that you hike mile or so to the trailhead. 

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