Big Pine and Bog

From the trailhead you will be on a very flat trail which is perfect for the entire family. There are only a couple very small changes in elevation and those are quite gradual. A short downhill will bring you to a small brook crossing which will be of no issue. Past here the trail climbs a bit through some impressively tall pines. The Big Pine will be at the base of a very short spur trail on your right. 

The trail continues at the spur and eventually brings you to a small floating bog on your left. A faint herd path will bring you to the shore but be very respectful of the fragile environment. The floating bogs of the Adirondacks are very unstable.  This is a neat place to visit if you want the extra distance; it lies only about a tenth mile away. 

Trailhead Location: 

From the intersection of Route 3 and Route 30 in the Village of Tupper Lake follow Route 3 toward Cranberry Lake. Follow Route 3 for 33.4 miles to CR61 (Wanakena Road) on the left. Follow here and stay straight on the main road to South Shore Road. Follow South Shore Road for around 2-miles to the unmarked trailhead on the right. The trailhead is a bit tough to locate, but used frequently. South Shore Road is a dead end just past the trailhead, which is unmarked. A small pull-off on the right for 1-2 cars gives it away.

Distance Round Trip:

2.5 Miles

Elevation Gain or Loss: 

~100’

Time Round Trip:  

Family with Young Kids:     1.5 to 2 hours

Experienced Hiker:         1 to 2 hours

Out of Shape Hiker:     1.5 to 2 hours

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