The trail is beautiful & winding. The entire first mile is uphill, so it can get somewhat difficult but it's nothing too bad. There are really great old building foundations from a time where this once was a habited area.
.....So bring your camera & a great hiking stick!!!
Hiked in from Morton Hill Rd. and camped at upper lean-to on Trout Pond. It was beautiful over looking the lake and the weather was nearly perfect.
We dragged a canoe up to the pond with all of our gear for the long weekend. What an epic battle getting uphill to the pond...
We were quite surprised to see vehicles drive in and out once we reached the pond. We asked how they got in, but our questions were met with some abrasion. Seems like somebody is sharing a key. The folks we asked did not appear to have any disability.
Funny, cause one of our group has a paralyzed arm and can only carry minimal gear...
It was fun
We have done the Mud Pond/Trout Pond round about over hill and dale and over the mountain top, too, and it was a difficult, not impossible, but lovely hike in which you got to see America rise and fall in terms of its acquaintance and departures with and from the wilderness, per se. There are some old foundations, as you come back from Mud Pond and head over the mountain towards Trout Pond, and you can see that this was once a "settled place" among all that is now forgotten. Kind of sad in a way. We were out for a walk. We didn't expect to encounter history staring us in the face, and the voices of the dead and departed calling out to us from the grassy fields. It is a wonder to take a walk through history whenever it presents itself. Hallowed ground it was, in a way, but no tombstones.