Copperas Pond

EASY 11 reviews
#59 of 175 trails in

Copperas Pond is a 1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Placid, NY that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.0 miles 358 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly








A short trail walk with a beautiful hidden pond. There are actually two ponds and a marshy area that can be enjoyed after a very small walk. Copperas Pond and Owen can be done as an "In and Out" trail or as a loop that ends at the trailhead up the road. We fish, rock jump and swim at Copperas and a lean-to is also available on a first come first serve basis. We have also seen others carry a kayak/canoe up the trail for some fun on the water. A great spot!


1 month ago

we did this as a morning hike in autumn. the trail was amazing and the ponds are pretty beautiful nestled at the bottom of the Sentinel Mountain range and Wilmington Notch. I would suggest for those who would not like a steep climb to start out at Owen Pond trailhead and hike north to Copperas Pond. the descent from Copperas is pretty steep but much more manageable hike than trying to climb Copperas. There is are two primitive tent sites and a leanto for those interested in staying overnight. This short hike is a great for children and offers some amazing views of fall colors.

2 months ago

I loved this trail. Stopped at several site. Peaceful and tranquil. Saw a little wildlife couple woodpeckers and a small hawk. Didn't run into any other hikers. Very serene day.

2 months ago

Nous avons fait l'aller et le retour Owen pond cooperas pond et Winch pond. Plutôt facile

2 months ago

3 months ago

Easy trail. Beautiful lake. Highly recommend.

5 months ago

yes, the first .2 miles is rocky and steep but then it levels out. We went right, probably should have gone left when we got to the pond. Got into borders and turned around. Beautiful pond. Swimming and camping.

6 months ago

Although short it was a very half mile steep climb. You think pond, no climbing but you do have to climb. Also quite rocky. The pond was beautiful and we met some teenagers going for a swim.

7 months ago

use the second parking area coming from wilmington and it will be easy!! otherwise you will have a difficult time

1 year ago

Rocky. Decent elevations. Trail markings not very well placed. Great view of pond.

4 years ago

One of our favorite places! The trail is an easy 0.6 miles each way which can also be done as an extended loop to include Owen. At least once a summer we enjoy the small hike up to the pond with the kids to jump off the rocks or swim across to the other side. A beautiful spot.