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Second Pond is a 5.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near North Creek, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and bird watching.

Length 5.7 mi Elevation gain 741 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Bird watching Forest Lake Views Wildlife
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Shivani Shah
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Bruce Hodgson
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HikingGreat!

Great stroll through the woods. Some nettles along the trail, but perfect otherwise.

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Anthony Galligani
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HikingGreat!

The trail isn't hard at all. It meanders up and down a bit. The main points of interest are at the very beginning where there is a small pond that may be part of Chatiemac Lake and the very end which is of course Second Pond. There were a few birds to see. I saw a small hawk, like a peregrine falcon or a merlin or something that flew down and was looking at me for a bit. When we were at the lake two deer approached it on the other side to drink. I hear a weird grumble or grunt coming from the woods but I didn't see anything (ie. no bear).

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Leah A
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HikingBugs

This trail is largely a long pleasant walk through the woods without a lot of variation. The pond at the end is nice, but it’s a bit on the boring side if you want to see different views or terrain. It had very few people the weekend we hiked, though two trail runners passed by us going a quick clip. Seems a good trail for running.

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BigSkyDi PLC
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HikingBlowdownSnow

Wet with snow and small stream / runoffs to navigate. Beaver dam and wood bridge shortly after sign in. Rolling hills for good cardio. Saw black squirrel and a pair of Hooded Mergansers.

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Randy Palmer
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HikingBlowdownFlooded

Hiked April 4th 2020. Still plenty of snow and water on trail. Quite a bit of blowdown to find your way around. Scenic wetland with beaver dam shortly after leaving sign-in. Pond is pristine. Strap your micro spikes onto your waders and go for it! Would be a great hike in the Fall.

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B Krisher
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Despite the warm temps, there was snow cover the whole way. Used micro spikes but easily doable without. Great hike.

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Linda Kroll
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Very nice hike. Past peak foliage but still beautiful. Leaves covered the trail and crunched as we walked. All together a very pleasant afternoon.

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Cookie Barker
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Donny Oakes
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Terry Woodard
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Eirik Bjorkman
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Jason Yates
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Todd Wheeler
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Isaiah Gibbs
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Michael Sullivan
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Kevin Lawler
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