Copperas Pond

EASY 23 reviews
#65 of 178 trails in

Copperas Pond is a 1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Placid, New York 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
357 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.

1 month ago

trail running
2 months ago

Not ideal at all for running since there are a ton of rocks and roots. The trail needs some maintenance since some areas branches cover the path. The path is narrow but copperas pond is a beautiful view. Bug spray is a must!

2 months ago

Easy trail with beautiful views at the pond. Lean to available as well!

3 months ago

This was a little more strenuous than we expected for a trail labeled easy but it was perfect for the whole family. We found a spot to jump into the lake and cool down. Remember your bug spray.

3 months ago

4 months ago

very nice hike. the pond is beautiful

9 months ago

Easy family walk to a great big swimming hole.

11 months ago


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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.

Monday, September 12, 2016

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.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

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

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Easy trail. Beautiful lake. Highly recommend.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

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.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

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

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015