Long Pond from the Long Pond Trail (27 September 2012)

Backcounty Hiking Trails in the Adirondacks:
Long Pond Trail

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Adirondack Habitats:  Mixed forest on the north end of Long Pond (16 August 2012) Adirondack Wildflowers:  Partridgeberry on the Long Pond Trail (16 August 2012) North end of Long Pond near the lean-to (27 September 2012) Adirondack Habitats: Mixed forest on the Long Pond Trail (16 August 2012) Fall foliage on the Lond Pond Trail (20 September 2004) South end of Long Pond near the dam (27 September 2012) Adirondack Wildflowers:  Bunchberry near the Long Pond Trail (20 September 2004) Adirondack Habitats: Mixed forest on the Long Pond Trail (16 August 2012)
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Pick up this scenic half-mile backcountry hiking trail from the Black Pond Trail or the Jenkins Mountain Trail. Long Pond, like its neighbor Black Pond, is managed for native heritage brook trout by the Department of Environmental Conservation, Paul Smith's College, and the Adirondack Park Agency.

The southern terminus of the Long Pond Trail begins at the northern tip of Black Pond, near the dam.  The trail skirts Long Pond, providing lovely views of this small pond, then passes a lean-to before ending at the Jenkins Mountain Trail. The trail is narrow and rough in places. Hiking boots are recommended.

In the winter, this trail becomes a snowshoe trailFollow the green markers. 


Explore the VIC

The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

Explore the Trails

The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.