Hodge Pond and Frick Pond Loop Trail is a 6.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Livingston Manor, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking, and cross country skiing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
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Hodge Pond Loop From Frick Pond Trailhead, follow the blue DEC markers of Flynn Trail north to Beech Mountain Nature Preserve, a private inholding with a NYS easement for a public footpath. The trail passes by the south shore of Hodge Pond, about 2.4 miles from the parking area, before returning to State Forest Preserve. Continuing westward, the Flynn Trail ends at Junkyard Junction (3.2 miles). From here, one can return to the trailhead parking lot via the red DEC markers of Quick Lake Trail, passing by Frick Pond. Total distance, 6.3 miles.
Beautiful winter's day hike..a wisp of a wind sending a mist of snow from the lightly covered branches over head....peaceful..quiet..serene..bring your hiking sticks...icy spots under the snow..but well worth the trek
Long Pond trail in Willowemoc, NY is one of the best trails to take youngsters on. It is great for beginners because it is a nice hike in, with just the first 1/8th mile a warm up grade. The pond is fun for studying nature up close, even in February. A spring like snow was coming down and added another dimension of pleasure to the 4 hour trip, with plenty of hang out time included.
We are fortunate to live in Willowemoc and having grown up here I can attest to the fact that this area has something to offer any outdoor enthusiast.The Willowemoc Wild Forest Trail is one of many here in the Catskills that will deliver you to the adventure you seek.