Spectacle Pond Trail

EASY 25 reviews
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Spectacle Pond Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Schroon Lake, New York that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
314 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

1 month ago

Great hike with kids.

1 month ago

Really spectacular hike. The changing melodies of the mountain stream follow you for a good way up the hike. Little bridges crisscross over the stream. The different topographical views are beautiful on this hike. Trail markers are easy to follow and trailhead starts right at the parking area. Good hike for dogs, my dog is older and arthritic and the hike was very doable - there is a gentle incline ascent up to pond region.

hiking
4 months ago

This trail had a gorgeous brook that ran alongside for most of the hike. It was so beautiful and flowing heavily at the end of April. It had some nice mini waterfalls that made awesome photos. I did slip on some ice on the way back while trying to get on a footbridge to cross the brook, but I was fine. Nice little pond at the end, bring some drinks to sit and chill for a while. A fishing pole perhaps? Great trail, well worth the drive.

hiking
5 months ago

Well marked trail ~ Good hike for family with kids

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful easy winter hike, first half next to the brook is incredible.

hiking
Sunday, September 17, 2017

Very nice, easy walk to a beautiful little pond. Toughest part is the drive on a beat up road. Out and back is 3.4 miles total, just a few slight inclines on the way there. The pond is a favorite of local trout fishermen. There is also a nice campsite at the end of the trail.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Only problem.....mosquitoes. Terrible. Use bug repellent. Also,spectacular,was 1.3 miles and continued on,end of trail, 1.7 miles
Great trail. Highly recommend.

hiking
Saturday, August 26, 2017

A nice little trail that ends at a pond with some rowboats. Got to the pond, sat down, enjoyed the view and had a beer with the girlfriend. Saw two other groups.

hiking
Monday, January 16, 2017

Hiked this on Jan 5, 2017. Easy walk up to the pond on microspikes. Trail was well packed down and a little icy. Walking across the lake was no problem. We bushwhacked over to Coffee Pond with no worries. Snowshoes were required in the woods as the snow as over a foot deep. Great views of Pharaoh Mt. from the surface of Spectacle Pond!

hiking
Friday, October 14, 2016

I was happy to see how well kept it was. Also, we went on a weekday but there was not too much traffic, which was nice. Very peaceful. Tons of picture opps, a nice little workout and a beautiful scenic route made for the perfect autumn hike ♡

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

One if the most beautiful hikes I have EVER taken!!

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Nice easy trail, quiet and sweet !

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Fairly easy, mostly flat trail to a nice pond with Pharaoh Mtn in the distance. Took about an hour one-way at a comfortable pace.

birding
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Nice easy trail! Great for a leisure hike.

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1 month ago

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

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Monday, August 17, 2015