Pickerel Pond

The trailhead is simply marked with a small sign; a pull-off for 3-4 vehicles is the best indication of the trailhead.

The trail starts along an old woods road on a slight but steady climb before quickly cresting a small hill. From here it becomes a foot trail with an easy descent. The trail swings a bit and meanders through the darker forest before coming to the grassy shore of Pickerel Pond. The Seward Range can be seen over the pond in the distance.


Loss of ~60 feet to the pond

Distance Round Trip:

0.6 miles

Approximate Time Round Trip:

Families with Kids:            1 to 1.5 hours

Experienced Snowshoers:            45 minutes to 1 hour

Out of Shape Snowshoers:            1 to 1.5 hours

Trailhead Location:

From the intersection of Routes 3 and 86 in Saranac Lake follow Route 3 toward Tupper Lake. Continue on Route 3 to Coreys Road on the left. Follow Coreys Road for just around 3.75 miles to the trailhead on the right. 

Difficulty: 1=easiest, 5=hardest

One: Short easy trail, even if road walk is required.

Additional Important Information:

During the winter the road is supposed to be closed past the trailhead for Raquette Falls. In many instances it is not and can be driven to this trailhead. If the gate is closed or road is impassable, it will be required that you hike mile or so to the trailhead.