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trail locations for Ticonderoga, New York

I like the cool little spot at the end. Made it all worth while :)

hiking
2 months ago

It was a nice hike. I liked how there were a few campsites along the way. Nice sandy beach to relax at.

Great Hike! A little smelly at times from the paper mill.

hiking
3 months ago

At a relaxed pace the trip takes about three hours. There are two views from the top. There is a Southern view of Lake George and an Eastern view of Ticonderoga, Lake Champlain, and a Vermont landscape (I think the eastern view is the best). It is a challenging hike for the non-hiker, but easy enough for the non-hiker to accomplish. the is an approximate 900 ft Elevation change over the distance of about a mile. (decently steep). I am glad we made the hike.

on Lost Pond Trail

hiking
3 months ago

nice quick afternoon hike. had a 3 yr old with us who did twice the mileage of the rest of the group. :-) Easy hike. Not accurately rated as moderate.

Definitely steep on the mountain ascent but so proud that we managed it. Not much to see on top of peak so you need to take the "lake view" trail onward so you can get a great view and some photos.

We started at Putnam Pond Campground, which turns it into an 8 mile, mostly flat trek through the woods. Great summit views!

Pretty views from the top including many soaring raptors, moderate elevation toward the end, Be sure to get to the true summit to see water.

Easy walking, a little moderate climbing toward the end, nice views and many raptors at the top. Be sure to get to the real top and not the false peak, because the views are nicer.

Well marked and well worn, easy trail. Enough ups and downs to give you a good workout. The trail around the pond was difficult to maneuver - narrow and overgrown. Good hike!

6 months ago

beautiful easy hike, great for families

Easy walking and beautiful views ... this was enjoyable. Pond was clear and full of wildlife. Perfect for a quick swim, not many people at all. Nice find.

hiking
7 months ago

A few things about this trail, first don't use the GPS directions on this site to find the trail head. We ended up hiking for a mile on some logging road before we turned around thinking that the directions were wrong and they were. They are good until you get on Lost Pond Rd. Once you get there, keep going and you will see a dead end sign and a little further is a parking area for the trail clearly marked.

The beginning of the hike was pretty easy, you actually get to the pond in 1.6 Miles. If you have children with you I would recommend only doing this portion. You can continue to hike a trail all the way around the pond but one side of it is pretty treacherous, you are basically climbing over rocks and slippery pine needles. Okay for an adult but not so good for kids.

The pond itself is peaceful and crystal clear. We did see some large fish and looks like others have fished and camped here.

If you do the trail all the way around the pond it ends up being a little over 4 miles. It's worth doing at least once!

hiking
2 years ago

Beautiful pond. Good length. Good for kids.

camping
2 years ago

A great hike. Pretty flat but gives you a workout, leads you to the beautiful lost pond. Clear water and perfect for swimming. Not many people hike this so the lake will be all yours. Lots of wildlife around you and 2 camping areas by the pond. Worth it!