Hedgehog Pond Trail
From the trailhead you will be on a very flat trail and a major part of the Cranberry 50 Trail. There is a slight climb to the intersection with the Bear Mountain Cross-over Trail on the right, remain straight. Continuing on a relatively flat passage you will have a few brook crossings before coming to an excellent viewing area out over Brandy Brook Flow, which is a long bay of Cranberry Lake. The Burntbridge Pond Trail breaks off to the left in this area. Continue straight on a modest grade. About 200 feet of climbing will come into play as you hike over the shoulder of Hedgehog Mountain to the Hedgehog Pond Trail which comes in and makes a left. It is about a quarter of a mile to the pond along a flat trail.
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 24-miles to Brandy Brook Trailhead on the left.
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Family with Young Kids: Not recommended
Experienced Hiker: 5 to 6 hours
Out of Shape Hiker: 6 to 7 hours