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Goose Pond Mountain Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chester, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 5.3 mi Elevation gain 492 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Forest

Partially paved

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bridge out

Bugs

Muddy

Over grown

Rocky

Washed out

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Christopher Hayes
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HikingBugsMuddy

Not great, but not terrible. Essentially just a straight carriage trail, so it's not a bad option for little kids/pets, but if you're looking to do a more interesting hike, I'd look elsewhere. Goes across a little stream, but no interesting views to speak off. Trail is somewhat overgrown in places, so bring bug spray and be weary of ticks.

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Jeremy Schablik
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HikingBugs

The same old boring road trail...

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Dee Marie
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HikingOver grownRockyScramble

It’s ok there no water right now

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Josh Goodman
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Hiking

Quick and easy out and back trail. Nice little scenic views as well.

Leslie Case
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Hiking

Gorgeous trail. Clean. Some sun but mostly shade. Our family (+ 2 dogs) started from the Highway 17M parking lot and hiked the Lazy Hill Road and turned onto the Goose Pond Mountain Trail. It was a great hike with some rivers (happy dogs!) and some rigorous hills but the reward was a spectacular view at about 1060ft elevation. The only drag about taking the Goose Pond Mtn Trail is the hike along 17M to get back to the car park. A little nerve wrecking with traffic zooming by. We’ll do this trail again!

Gabby T
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HikingRocky

Great trail! Had lots of fun!!

Samantha Rae
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Hiking

Very nice trail, and there’s a bunch of mini trails to go on too. Would definitely recommend

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Richard Loesche
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HikingMuddy

Great walk with beautiful lake in the middle for lunch

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Jeremy Schablik
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Hiking

Cut this short due to rain about to come in - but we took the Bull Mill Rd trail exit about 1.8 miles in from lot and was happily surprised. Need to finish next time and see if a loop is possible via power lines.

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Christina Marie
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Hiking

Beautiful trail! I didn’t see a bear but definitely came across some bear droppings in the trail.

Gina Feliciano
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HikingBlowdownMuddyOver grown

This is a cute trail if you live close. Today made a loop with both goose pond mt trails (about 1 mile road walk). This way is less interesting to get to the little Mt but amazing for beginners,kiddo, older folks. Also great now bc it’s not all grown in. Sweeping views of beautiful meadows and fields. All kinds of paths off of lazy hill road. Great for exploring. Better than nyc right now.

chris Sullivan
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Hiking

Very easy trail, mostly paved, or gravel.

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Vincent Scarcella
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Hiking

Goosepond Mountain

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John Wentland
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Easy walk a good runner's trail . The real trails are to the right off the main trail they all lead you back. Enjoy

Meghan Moskovitz
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Hiking

We encountered a black bear on this trail. Luckily, you have pretty good visibility of what’s ahead so we saw him and we were able to turn around and walk briskly back to the trailhead. Pretty walk through the woods to see some changing leaves. It’s mostly flat just a short hill in the beginning.

Craig Coulon
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Hiking

This trail is listed at moderate I would consider it as being easy. Overall great trail

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Ellen Coulon
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Hiking

Definitely not moderate. Easy walk on a gravel path.

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Phyllis Sullivan
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Hiking

So we parked at the designated parking area on 17 and entered the trail from there (multiple trails) we walked in about 1.5 miles on a half paved road. It was nice & serene easy easy walk

Kimberlee Colon
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HikingBugsOver grown
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Anthony Be
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Mountain bikingBugsOver grownRocky

I enjoyed it for my first time biking in a few years. A good amount of uphill riding with some fun downhill areas (I started on the Rt 17 side). I rode Lazy Hill Rd. There are a bunch of side trails and 2 old cemeteries as well - which I didn’t get a chance to explore yet. Some of the road is old pavement and some not paved. Enjoy!

Steven Baisley
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love this place been riding it for about 4 yrs takes few times to figure it out but is fun when you , goes from easy on the chester side to real techy on the monroe. next time i ride it I'll strava it can get maps at Joe's fix it in goshen

CHRIS KANE
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Hiking

found it base on your review, Thanks Paul. It does have green blazes that are very widely spaced then they become old faded white blazes, but for the most part the trail is easy to follow as it makes it way over the top towards a view of rt 17 at this time of year. You need not worry about getting seriously lost as the trail does skirt along the back yards or within view of homes along the way. If you'd like to do some addtional expolring there go to "find a grave" type in chester cemeties and then " Board famliy" and " Davis family" with the GPS lat/long you can a find the little cemetieses but you need boots for the Board cemeatry ankle deep water around the little hill .

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