Signing could be better. The woods were nice and calm. No lumbering today but large piece of equipment in middle of trail. Would be a good way to climb Prospect but make sure you have GPS to guide you to the correct trail. Whole trail complex needs some love with some better maintenance and new signage. Had a good time.

1 month ago

First mile was bing actively logged so we had to work out way over trails covered in branches and mud after that the next mile was a nice narrow trail through the woods. Unfortunately that ended and the remainder of the hike was on fire roads or snowmobile trails that were not well marked. Found the overall hike disappointing and would not recommend this hike with so many better options in the area

7 months ago

from what little dog and I hiked it was beautiful. our hike was cut short because as soon as we pulled into the lot a man and his three "off leash" dogs came up to my car barking and hounding us to the point I couldn't get mine out of the car without having to block the dogs from mine! we headed down the trail and his dogs immediately were on our heels and barking at us the entire walk. decided it wasn't worth it and turned around, with no apology from the man who finally caught up with his dogs. protip: If you can't control your off leash dog, then keep them on a leash. It's incredibly rude and ruins other hikers experiences!

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Well marked trail, hiked with a 10 year old and puppy without any issues or concerns. Pond view wasn't anything special and the "loop" is a short circle in the area of the pond. The loop wasn't well traveled and had downed trees and mud. We saw a snake and a frog in the loop. Once you reach the pond, I'd turn around and head back, loop is not worth the effort. Besides the loop, trails are well worn and easy to follow. Nice area to hike with a family. We would go back and try another trail.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

started this hike thinking it was the Prospect trail from the rec center. Apparantly it may have been but never figured out the split off. Started off deceiving on the middle trail with the sign "Lets Go", then hit some steep inclines. it eventually leveled out and just kept following the blue markers. Eventually we got on a snowmobile path with orange markers, then no markers at all just signs. the pond was not worth it, by any means. on the last half of the loop, we kept on the snowmobile trail and it turned into a road (to the quarry), we missed the sharp left to stay on the loop. made it back, watch out for the salamanders, frogs, snails, and snakes!

Friday, May 19, 2017

A much nicer way to get to the Summit of Prospect Mountain than the Cog Railway trail. This 2.6 mile round trip departs from the Cross-Country/Tubing trailhead at Lake George Recreation Area off of State Highway 9N near Exit 21 of the Northway. The first part of the trail parallels West Brook on an old jeep trail before traversing to another jeep trail. Use the GPS tracks from this recording:

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Has many trails some easy some hard, the views a beautiful, has a lean-to and dridges that crosses steams. good for family.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Decent hike, my wife and I did the blue and orange trails in just under 3 hours. Views are okay from top of the mountain on blue trail. The trail starts off in a town park with cross country ski trails, which can be confusing at times with lots of unmarked intersections.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Trail itself was great. Lot to see and great views. Following the blue trail that was posted to Berry Pond did not follow app trail. I thought our GPS was off but app trail doesn't go to Berry Pond. Posted trail gets close but you have to veer off to the orange trail to get to the pond. That is worth it because we saw a large turtle and beaver dams. The posted trail is not a loop but an out and back and is fairly steep in places.

Friday, July 29, 2016

We went for a run here with our dog. We stayed in green trails and it was great. We went out for a 30 minute run. It was extremely relaxing and quiet trails. It was somewhat difficult but it was great for a short run. You do have to watch your footing because there are some rocky parts.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Similar to other reviews the blue trail is partially closed. Kids still enjoyed it. Parts were a little steep and rough for a 7 year old but she trudged through. Wish there was a warning that the blue trail was closed. We would have crossed over to the green. Saw many chipmunks, several frogs and a snake which thrilled the kids.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

walked several miles uphill only to find that the blue trail to the pond was closed after a certain point. no mention of the closed trail on the map at the beginning of the adventure, so be wary. other than that it was beautiful with lots of running water, mini falls, large rocks covered in moss and water so clear you can drink straight from the creek. most of the trails are shaded as well. I never reached any overlook, but it may have been on the part of the trail that was closed. definitely going to go back later in the summer.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

A fairly challenging hike to a mediocre view. Unfortunately, part of the blue trail loop was closed and that may have been the part with the views of the lake. The pond was okay but not worth the steep climb. The climb was equivalent of a moderate mountain (almost 1000 feet of ascent with little let up) but without the views.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

I am giving this a four star because the trail and the surroundings were pretty and I enjoyed the falls but we got lost and never did find our way to the lookout or the pond. We did meet a fellow hiker and learned that you can climb up Prospect from this trailhead. Lots of trails that are not marked well and easy to get confused. Might try again with some research so we know what we are doing.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

This is a great hike! A little steep in parts, trail is clearly marked and lots of side trails to explore! Definitely worth going back for.

on Berry Pond Trail

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Multiple trails

on Berry Pond Trail

Thursday, June 25, 2015

It was a easy trail and marked very well

Friday, September 21, 2012

If you don't take a good look at the trail map at the Rec center or find a good one online it is easy o find yourself hiking in the wrong direction. Being someone who doesn't mind a bushwhack got frustrate and just walked straight up a STEEP hill in the direction I needed I go. Eventually caught up with the right trail again.
Be sure you have a good map or GPS that will show you your final destination and starting point. I hiked out in the dark

Friday, September 07, 2012

We enjoyed this hike with a few others but headed in a slightly different way. we wanted to see the falls again so we started at the Rec Center trailhead, then to the waterfall and then back over to the Blue trail. We took the Blue trail all the way to the top (you can also choose the Orange trail which is less strenuous). You will crest at about 1620' with some beautiful views of Lake George and the adjoining valleys. The trail then continued to Berry Pond where we crossed a beaver damn before circling the pond and retracing our steps back out to intersect the orange trail to take the logging road out. Our track log with a few side excursions was 5 miles RT. A little tough on the way up in spots, but nothing too difficult. Very enjoyable.

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