Tooley Pond Mountain
Tooley Pond Mountain used to be a fire tower peak; the tower now resides on Cathedral Rock on the Ranger School property.
From the parking area you have to cross the road to access the trail. The hike is a mellow stroll through the forest with gentle climbs that are never too steep. Just below the summit the trail splits, left is the summit, right is the continuation of the loop. The back portion of the loop will bring you back down to Tooley Pond Road about 0.5 miles from the car. Just walk the road to the right to get back to the trailhead.
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 27 miles through Cranberry Lake to Tooley Pond Road. Turn down Tooley Pond Road and continue for around 6-miles to the railhead parking on the right. The trail is across and slightly further up the road.
Distance Round Trip:
2.25 Miles, loop
Elevation Gain or Loss:
Time Round Trip:
Family with Young Kids: 2 to 3 hours
Experienced Hiker: 1 to 1.5 hours
Out of Shape Hiker: 2 to 2.5 hours