Siamese Ponds Trail is a 13.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North River, New York that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length13.1 miElevation gain1,528 ftRoute typeOut & back
CampingCross-country skiingFishingHikingNature tripsPaddle sportsSnowshoeingWalkingBird watchingRunningBeachDog friendlyForestLakeRiverViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlifeBlowdownBugsMuddyOver grown
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Sam Stouffer
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Elinor Tatum
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Great trail. Very steep at the end, but worth the work. Beautiful vistas at the top. Getting to the peak not well marked. While there is a beautiful view when you think you might be at the top there are two more twists to the trail that will take to the absolute peak. It’s worth it.

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Blain Hitchcock
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has anyone seen a boat recently? im goung in on the 20th and hoping to find a boat

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Justin R
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Not a lot of rainfall recently so no difficulty crossing any streams. Right now I'd consider this trail moderate. Might be difficult with higher water levels. Blue markers south of the lean-to, then yellow north of bridge to siamese ponds. Some parts overgrown but no pricker bushes. Few good campsites up at siamese ponds.

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Kara Przydatek
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Chris Dunn
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Over all a great day. Right now the trail is in rough shape. Bridge is out, and there are a couple more areas you have to cross water. Lots of trees down so keep an eye out for trail markers. Lots of mud as well. It all adds to the adventure.

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Zachary Smith
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I went in on 4/12/20 for a good trail run and thought it was great! There were a few soggy sections but nothing that wasn't easily navigated around. There was a lot of blow down that definitely slowed me down, but in those rocky soils, it's to be expected. Will definitely be going back.

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Christopher Wilson
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Recorded from in between upper and lower Siamese ponds. have to bushwack in order to reach upper pond. If you decide to go for it, make sure you take a right off the train and stay in the hardwoods. There are a few game trail you can connect with, and several areas you can walk along shore. Going across the old bridge abutmet and to the left of the pond is thick and takes three times as long.

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Kate Edmund
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I snowshoed about 6 miles of the trail last week.. absolutely beautiful!!

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Sara Ladouceur
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Les pistes offrent peu d'espace pour marcher, nos batons sont souvent dans les feuilles. Plusieurs tron d'arbres sont on milieu de la piste et empeche le passage ...ils sont haut et gros. La cabane est vraiment la seul attraction a cet place, belle vue de cette endroit mais tous le reste est desagrable a acceder! Nous avons l'impression que personne y est passer depuis des années... je ne conseil pas !

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Terry Mooney
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I have hiked here several times. The first half mile is moderately steep then it flattened out. We’ve only gone to the lean to . Pretty hike . We’ve seen bear sign several times . The river is beautiful. A cute little wooden foot bridge is about 3 miles in. Great spot for pictures.At times the trail is poorly marked so just stay on the foot trail where it is worn. Probably a little tough for kids in the beginning

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Eric Wigand
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About 4 miles to the Leanto. We stayed there for the weekend. The campsite and leanto had some garbage left behind but we took it out with us and cleaned up the area inside and out. Left a bunch of firewood for the next group. I forgot my fishing pole which I wasn't happy about but I will go back at some point because the fishing looked ok on the river. . Very steep hill on this hike. Didn't make it out to Siamese ponds but I hear it is beautiful.

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Robert Gibeault
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The trail start out pretty blend with hard wood forest mountain but the scenery get better once you get to the river. The lean to area is nice for an over night I tried fishing the river but with little success, the water was very cold at the end of April.

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Thomas McCormack
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As another reviewer stated this hike starts out pretty bland. A few miles in may change your mind. I bring my fly rod in with me and the sight of the East branch of the Sacandaga makes me giddy. The hike takes me about 7 hours of just walking. The pond is beautiful and the bottom was sandy and although I have never swam in it I would guess it is nice. I did run into an exceptionally large black bear, but although we came within 15 yards of each other he didn't seem to care I was there. There is a lean-to and lots of good camping sights.

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Kathy Rowney
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Did the first 2 miles and it was real buggy and nothing to see. Maybe on a different day and a little farther in would be more interesting.

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Joe Shelley
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Joe Spohn
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James Rucker
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Kat Lynn
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Steven schouten
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