Long Pond via Beaverkill Ridge Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews
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Long Pond via Beaverkill Ridge Trail is a 7.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Roscoe, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 7.2 miles Elevation Gain: 675 feet Route Type: Loop

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hiking
muddy
3 months ago

For this area, it is a nice trail. We hiked it Oct 10, 2019 , a Thursday. Parts of it very muddy but only a few spots. A couple trees had fallen across the trail (at .4 and at .7 miles. Steep uphill to start. Finishes on a road. Lake segment had a campfire pit and someone had left some pots there. Nice foliage, mossy rocks we did small loop. We were not walking fast so it took about 1 hour 45. We also stopped to sit at lake and enjoy.

hiking
private property
4 months ago

Very nice hike. Have to cross private property to complete the longer trail. Start is steep and second half is on a road.

running
6 months ago

Great trail with good variety. Steep to start but levels out after .5 mi. Has a shorter loop option (3.5 mi or so) if you prefer.

hiking
muddy
rocky
7 months ago

Very nice trail, visited with some friends in early June! Definitely very rocky parts and extremely muddy parts, a small stream crosses parts of the trail that’s only a few centimeters deep. During the first loop you pass by an overlook trail that leads to the pond. 2-3 miles of the hike takes you onto a gravel trail. Also very lightly traveled, we took our time and only came across 1 person over the course of 5 hours.

hiking
Wed Feb 14 2018

This whole area is absolutely beautiful. There are tons of trails to wander around on, really nice camping all over, and Long Pond is a great place to stop for lunch. Further down Flugertown Rd, after it turns to dirt, you can pull your car right up into a few campsites. The trails are easy enough for pretty much anyone to hike there. Two things to be aware of: One--A lot of these trails are snowmobile trails, so be careful and respectful in the winter time. And two--A good section of this hike is actually on Flugertown Rd. So don't get confused when you come out of the woods and the trail turns to pavement. This is not a problem really, because it is a beautiful back road through the countryside with great views along the road, one or two wild apple trees, and it makes the last part of your walk very easy so you can cool down. One of my favorite easy day hikes in the catskills.

hiking
Sat Dec 28 2013

Great peaceful trail..did this on a winter's day....quiet..serene..bring your walking sticks..icy spots from lots of water flowing across the trails..but well worth the trip

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
Sun Sep 10 2017

hiking
Sat Sep 09 2017