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.  

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 24-miles to Brandy Brook Trailhead on the left.

Distance Round Trip:

10.4 miles

Elevation Gain or Loss: 

~200’to height-of-land

Time Round Trip:  

Family with Young Kids:     Not recommended

Experienced Hiker:         5 to 6 hours

Out of Shape Hiker:     6 to 7 hours

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