Rush Pond Trail

EASY 28 reviews

Rush Pond Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Queensbury, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
278 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

hiking
15 days ago

Lol, that route I took has some funky turns, guessing the gps got lost. :) Nice place. Actually started at the north entrance off West Mountain Road. There is plenty of marked parking there. The marked trail is wide and gravel and has some ups and downs but is an easy walk. Saw a few mountain bike riders but not really a congested trail. There are many side trails as you walk the main one, guessing they are from times when the locals mainly walked around the lake before the town put in the trail used now. At the southern end, what's up with the old rusted out car that smashed into a tree? Looks like it's been there 50 years.

3 months ago

you can't camp but still a grate place

11 months ago

very easy just wish there was a loop @ the pond

Monday, June 26, 2017

Not a secluded trail. You can hear the highway the entire path

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

This is a nice easy trail without being boring. Great for walking or jogging.

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Nice, easy walks in the woods. Well-maintained trail. Not much to entertain hardcore hikers, but nice place to take the dog or young kids.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Pleasant afternoon walk. Mild exertion on snow covered hills.Very enjoyable.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

The southern entrance is near where I live, so we have hiked from there quite a few times to the bridged and back. Or we have started from the other trail heads as well with my 3 and 6 year old, who both do pretty well here, as does the dog. The kids get a kick out of the bridges and nice views from them, as well as the abandoned, crashed car, near the southern end. Plenty of geocaches in the area, which is something we enjoy looking for. Easy, pleasant hike.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

This is my favorite walking trail in the area. I have done it many times. It is even beautiful in the rain.
However, with it's ease, also comes many unleashed dogs. Many, Many. And not sticking close to their owners either, which is frightening when you come upon them loose.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

awesome trail. little steep at some points for our daughter! but was very nice, wide trails, well groomed!!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

This trail starts at fox farm and leads to gurney lane, it's a beautiful trail with a couple hills, if running it it's a little difficult but definitely give it a go, very relaxing! It's also a very well built area with a few bridges!

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Sunday, August 07, 2016

Nice easy trail, wide and easy walking. My only gripe was where All Trails directs you to park: in the Courthouse parking lot so that you have to walk over Rt 87 on a busy road. Not very pleasant or safe. There is designated Rush Pond parking right where the trail starts: on the WEST side of Rt 87. See photo of trail map. There's also parking at the other end of the trail, off Aviation Rd on Fox Farm Rd. Otherwise, there was some road noise at times, but mostly quiet. It was a welcomed change from the rigors of Mt Buck and Mt Black. We needed an easy one.

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