This loop is entirely along old woods roads. Starting off on a gated dirt road you will hike through an attractive forest and come to Pine Pond on your left. The road follows the Shore of Pine Pond and eventually passes by the gate at the north end of the road. At the north end just take a left along the drivable dirt road back to your car.
From the intersection of Route 30 and Route 3 in Tupper Lake, follow Route 30 toward Long Lake. Continue for 9.1 miles to Route 421 on your right. Turn down 421 and continue for 6.5 miles to the old railroad station on Horseshoe Lake. Cross the railroad tracks on a secondary road and continue for 1.3 miles to a gated road on the right, park here.
Distance Round Trip:
4.0 Miles, loop
Elevation Gain or Loss:
Time Round Trip:
Family with Young Kids: 2 to 3 hours
Experienced Hiker: 1.5 to 2 hours
Out of Shape Hiker: 2 to 3 hours