As another reviewer stated this hike starts out pretty bland. A few miles in may change your mind. I bring my fly rod in with me and the sight of the East branch of the Sacandaga makes me giddy. The hike takes me about 7 hours of just walking. The pond is beautiful and the bottom was sandy and although I have never swam in it I would guess it is nice. I did run into an exceptionally large black bear, but although we came within 15 yards of each other he didn't seem to care I was there. There is a lean-to and lots of good camping sights.
Sylvia V. on Siamese Ponds Hike
A tough start and then is very easy after that winds along the East Branch of the Sacandaga to a lean to and large suspension bridge to the trail to Siamese Ponds. Tenting sites all around the ponds.
Martin B. on Siamese Ponds Hike
This hike is about 6 miles. At first the trail is short up hill followed by a moderate down hill for about a mile. Then the trail meanders along the river up hill and down, with several stream crossings and then at the leanto where the trail splits, you cross a bridge over the river and begin a up hill for about a mile ending at the lower Siamese pond. There are several camping sites around the lower pond and a very nice site between the upper and lower ponds near the out flow of the upper pond. This a moderately difficult hike but very well worth the trip. And the fishing is great!