Moose Pond

EASY 21 reviews
#80 of 180 trails in

Moose Pond is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bloomingdale, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and canoeing and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
219 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

paddle sports

trail running

lake

river

hiking
17 days ago

First - listen to your app and look for the road -
It sneaks up fast. We drove by it and came back to find it just past a house on the road. It’s winter and we were the first ones on the drive in. Maybe parking for 2 or 3 cars. Trail starts right at the parking lot - over a bridge. Now - to be fair - it was a cold crisp morning with a little bit of snow, but this trail is pretty fantastic. Narrow paths through trees dusted with snow. A beautiful setting. Trail is a bit different than the app (look for the large cut tree about 8/10 the way on the app and go right). Down about 100 yard there is an old chimney stack, then 15 yards to an outcrop and a beautiful view of Moose Pond and on to ADK peaks. Beautiful. Highly recommend. A bit slick - but YakTraks do the trick.

3 months ago

Flat, easy walk that we (and our dog) enjoyed. Nice view of the pond at the end even on a rainy day.

hiking
5 months ago

Trail was good. Thought there would be more people but we go to Moose lake and it was totally empty, which was great. Great big rocks to bask on or to go swimming from. Be sure to take bug spray as the mosquitos are voracious on 1.5mi hike in. Lake and views are definitely worth the hike. Rated 5 for the lake and view, 3 for the bugs on the trail.

7 months ago

Poorly maintained trails.

8 months ago

Great view at the end

hiking
Saturday, December 30, 2017

Fun easy hike to the pond. Lots of snow down but it was packed well. We got by fine with microspikes. You could probably do it with just boots because there is very little grade. Nice and tranquil ending. Probably took a total of 1.5 hours out and back.

Friday, September 01, 2017

Short and sweet. Great view of the pond.

hiking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

The pond was amazing,the hike was very easy and flat,even though the day that we went was rainy we still loved it! There was no beach that we saw but there was a great rock to have a picnic on!

hiking
Thursday, June 15, 2017

We hiked this trail with our three German short haired pointers. It was an easy dog friendly hike that allowed us and them to swim in the pond. The trail was very quiet and in fact we were the only ones on it. The view of the mountains surrounding the pond is breathtaking and peaceful. The only drawback is that there is no easy access to the pond at the end of the trail, but there is a rocky area that allows access to the water. Overall it's a hike that we'll repeat again with the dogs.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

The only difficulty was that the entrance from the road is not marked. we drove by a few times before figuring out what must be the entrance.

paddle sports
Tuesday, September 01, 2015

One of our favorite spots to day hike.

paddle sports
Thursday, December 05, 2013

This is one of our favorite places. There are a few small trails that go around the pond that lead to primitive camping spots as well as great places to fish or rock jump. We love to jump off the rocks and paddle around the pond - no motors are allowed so its a nice peaceful paddle. This year we camped on one of the outcrops - fell asleep to the loons playing on the pond and woke up to Whiteface. Beautiful spot.

hiking
3 months ago

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hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Monday, September 04, 2017

Friday, September 01, 2017

recorded Moose Pond

walking
Monday, July 25, 2016

recorded Inbound To Pond

walking
Monday, July 25, 2016