East to moderate hike to 2 ponds. just walking in the woods.

Hiked this trail on New Years Day! Cold but beautiful!

3 months ago

4 months ago

Camped here in February in a hot tent and also in July,both experiences were absolutely amazing. The sites are first come first serve so it would be wise to hike in as early as possible on a Friday to get a good spot right off the lake. The views are beautiful and it's just far enough away from civilization to not hear vehicles passing and still be able to get out quickly in case of an emergency. I'll definitely be returning here for years to come.

4 months ago

There is camping allowed in this area, some close to parking some that require going a ways in, some lean-tos as well. Rocky but mild inclines. One section is shown as a road on the map but is more of a snowmobile trail. Can be done as a 4.4 mile loop, which I would rate as easy

5 months ago

I just came back to Trout Pond after 30 years. Still an awesome place to camp and hike. So many good memories here, and now I was able to pass these on to my kids.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Nice relaxing afternoon hike. We swam for a bit in trout pond. It's quite warm for a mountain lake. Seems like a nice place to camp for the weekend.

Friday, June 24, 2016

The trail is beautiful and 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 and a great hiking stick!!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Question: Why is the Season only June Thru Oct. ? Regulation or weather? Thanks all! Will report back - planning on this being an early year outing if I can get up in April or May.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Can someone provide directions to trailhead? where do you start and where do you park? thanks!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

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.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Nice moderate hike with two gorgeous lakes.