Duck Hole via Preston Ponds Trail

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Duck Hole via Preston Ponds Trail is a 13.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Newcomb, New York that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 13.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,732 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly


nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers


1 month ago

Trail needs a little TLC, all in all it was a fun hike. Great scenery. The lean to at Duck hole was a mess. We cleaned up as much as we could.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Backpacked in/out July1-4 The trail was ridiculously wet and muddy make sure to follow the pink caution tape detour around the flooded trail. A fun decline/incline depending on direction headed 20' of elevation in 8' during the detour to get back to trail. The trail was full of great sights and we had a good time in spite of the rain. Was a bit much for my wife but over all not that difficult. plenty of small waterfalls meadows and rock faces. Trail could definitely use some love and care maintenance and could be all the more enjoyable with better views of the ponds. The waterfall at Henderson lean to is a must. Enjoy

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