Goose Pond Mountain Trail

MODERATE 30 reviews

Goose Pond Mountain Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chester, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
396 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

bugs

muddy

old growth

over grown

rocky

washed out

mountain biking
1 month ago

Started at the 17m entrance across the road from the parking lot. There's an initial climb, but nothing too intense. It transitioned from gravel to blacktop, so it's pretty easy riding. I noticed trails that offshoot from the main path and I ventured off on one that was fun to ride, but ended running into a tall grass open field. Lots of thorny plants too so gloves were helpful, pants would have been nice too. Got back onto the main path and followed to the end at Laroe Rd. On the way back found a trail that went right, up the hill (had to push it) and eventually up to the top. There was a wide path through grass and woods that takes you under the power lines. I turned around and headed back which was all downhill and lots of fun. Followed a different trail that cut across and eventually popped out on the main path. Definitely recommend making the climb up that trail, if you're looking for something more challenging and fun. On a Sunday I did encounter 4 or 5 others, some with dogs, and there was a group of 4 on bikes.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I knocked off a star because I almost got run over by a dirt bike, but this is a terrific place for a walk with kids or a nice trail run. Mostly flat with lots rolling hills and meadows, or you can walk along the flat dirt road with a sturdy jogging stroller.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

great trail great run.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Nice walk ..rated easy not moderate great for beginners

trail running
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Nice little find. Parking lot is across the street from trailhead. 1st 1/4 mike was paved trail before I saw a drop in on the right. Saw several deer.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

I'm sorry but maybe not my cup of tea this trail is for the intermediate hiker

hiking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

you can feel the evil just walking up the path. very large trees that look to be over a 100 years old. not sure what went on in there so many years ago. it's a great place for mountainbikers.

walking
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Did this for the first time. Nice trail. Peaceful woodsy with nice nature views. Occasional rocky or muddy areas but everything tolerable. Look forward to doing this one again....maybe next time I'll bring the dogs :)

trail running
Friday, June 19, 2015

Really great for running! Out and back is 5.25 miles. Can get busy at times

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

This trail is easy and very enjoyable. My dogs love it mostly because of the stream that they can jump in and swim around. On weekends it can get a bit crowded.

hiking
2 months ago

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Monday, July 31, 2017

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

recorded Goose Pond Mountain Trail

trail running
Sunday, November 23, 2014

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Friday, September 26, 2014