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Inman Pond Trail is a 2.7 mile out and back trail located near Kattskill Bay, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 2.7 mi Elevation gain 344 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Walking

Forest

Lake

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Wildlife

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Christian Hughes
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Brian F
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Hiking

A mediocre hike to a mediocre view.

Tonya Westerkamp
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Kristin Olmstead
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HikingMuddyRocky

70 Hiked Inman Pond. Partly sunny a few rain drops. The trail kept me dry. Hiked off the trail map to find the rock ledge. Lots of rocks, roots, muddy spots, trees down. Wasn’t too buggy but was wearing bug spray. Two different inclines going up. If you’re using the trail map, when you come to the “y” in the trail, the map says stay right. If you want to go to the rock ledge, go left. Didn’t see anyone else on the trail. Nice hike with a nice view off the rock ledge

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Deborah Balcanoff
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HikingMuddy

A lovely easy hike to a pretty pond. Lots of Red Columbine in the campsite area near the water. Saw a Kingfisher, turtles, and other smaller wildlife. Trail was muddy in some spots but I just walked through it. Trail is well marked.

Emily L.
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Hiking

Inman Pond

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Wendy Lavin
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HikingBugsMuddy

Muddy near entrance, then dry trail with roots, rocks, two beaver dams, orange salamanders, and the beautiful quiet pond. Nice!

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Craig Picca
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HikingMuddy

trail was muddy but you could get around. went about 2 weeks ago and their were very few people on the trail. the pond is nice.

Kealy Brunelle
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HikingMuddyRocky

I took this trail to Inman pond a few weeks ago. It was muddy but only in spots and you could go around. It wasn’t buggy because it was chilly day. There are a few steep hills but overall a great beginner hike!

Katie K.
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Good trail. This is an easy trial that walks along the side of Inman pond. There are many campsites and ways to get closer to the water as the trial goes on. Half way through the trial there is an option of taking a trial up to buck mountain. This side of the trial is very challenging. You have to walk across beaver dams, slippery rocks, and through mud. I do not recommend taking this trail to buck mountain. There is another entrance to buck mountain you can take. I recommend the Inman Pond trail, but not the buck mountain trail.

Lelac S.
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Fairly well marked. Lots of campgrounds next to the water. Keep an eye out for the lookout, it's a big rock that looks over the water. The view is incredible.

Eric Hiegl
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HikingBlowdownMuddy

Very nice trail with a picturesque mountain pond as the pay-off. The beginning featured quite a few muddy spots that could be navigated around. It was a touch rocky in middle, be careful on the way down. We stuck to the north side of pond. Surprised to find a campsite back there. All in all a nice brief jaunt. Bugs were just starting to become noticeable.

Matthew Gebo
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ry x
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HikingMuddyRocky

good for dogs (: little muddy and rocky in the middle tho

Aprill Bresette
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BugsMuddyRockyScramble

Trail was very well marked and clean. My Fiance and I stumbled upon this trail while looking for another one. We took the Buck Summit Trail and was upset to find out it was another 3 miles to the actual summit when we reached the end of that trail. It was already late in the afternoon and we didnt want to take any chances on hiking in the dark. i had no reception so I couldnt look up the trail on the app. which is a bummer bc now I see everything we missed! the trail is very very rocky and buggy. some decent views. the way back to the trail head was a workout! the beaver dams were amazing and just listening to all the birds singing was peaceful. would love to go back and actually hike the mountain.

Kristin Starzl Atkinson
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Hiking

Beautiful trail, decent conditions on 4/19/20. 3 stars vs 5 because SO MANY DOGS WERE OFF LEASH. I take our rescue pup on trails as they are less crowded typically. Although she is over 100lbs, she's very scared and skittish of new people and other dogs. The first unleashed dog ran right up to her, and I thank the GODS she just barked and sniffed him- but keep in mind THAT reaction was a result of 4 successfully completed training classes and a significant chunk of change. I tried to pet her and comfort her after the encounter, and she nearly jumped out of her skin. So thank you; irresponsible dog owner; for potentially undoing SOOOO much training. The second set of off leash animals were well trained, and the owner did a wide arc around us- wide enough where my animal felt comfortable with the amount of space she had and didn't react. The rest of the hike it was more difficult for her to NOT react to people approaching, as she was on edge. Because of your stupid, stupid dog; stupid dog owners. We've had our dog for about a year, but we are the THIRD owners. I believe she was from a mill, and then passed around over and over and over. She didn't even have a chance to be "normal" but with a LOT of work , a LOT of patience, and a LOT of money, we got her pretty close. Your actions literally jeopardized all that. Leash your dogs AT LEAST when you see another animal coming like a responsible pet owner. Believe it or not, even owners of friendly, social dogs don't like strange freaking animals flying up on them. Now for the trail- towards the beginning there were a few significant muddy areas, but it was easy to work around. I was surprised at how many people were on the trail. My 5 and 6 year old did it no issues. Some nice couple gave one of my boys a really cool, twisty walking stick- which he loved. So if you are reading this- thank you again!

Nikki Crawford
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Loved this hike! Not too much uphill. you’ll come to a part where you can go left side of the pond or right side. Right side shows beautiful views of the pond up close. Left side you will keep going till there are no more trail markers, but will show where people have walked. Come to a huge boulder and the views on top are amazing! We did both sides and it was 5.5 miles but relatively easy.

Thomas Clements
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Emily Sharpe
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Great little trail with a beautiful view. Was pretty muddy to start but cleared quick. The overlook is easy to get to. The marked trail ends at a campsite. If you follow an unmarked path alongside the pond to the big rock, you just go up right alongside the rock and there is a trail unmarked there as well to lead you to the overlook. Loved this!

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