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Spectacle Pond Trail

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Spectacle Pond Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Schroon, 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 bird watching 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

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

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bugs
9 days ago

It was a beautiful hike but very buggy. Bug spray is a must! Well kept trail with cute little well maintained bridges. Easy hike for the whole family. Will definitely do it again!

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bugs
12 days ago

Beautiful trail, but SO buggy!

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bugs
20 days ago

I’ve been hiking this trail for over 40 years. Always a must do when I visit my family’s cabin on Schroon Lake. REALLY buggy with all the rain, but bonus of a full stream!

hiking
1 month ago

A great walk. Nice tranquil woods. Easy trail follows a stream that was quite full of water this time of year. Don’t forget the bug spray!

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bugs
1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Unfortunately we went after having a lot of rain and it was very buggy. But numerous bridges (one brand new!) graced the trail over lovely moss covered rocks and cascading waters. Will definitely return!

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike with great reward at the end.

hiking
2 months ago

One of the prettiest hikes into a pond with a beautiful brook flowing about half way down the trail. This is a mellow hike for all levels and ages. Saw a black hummingbird at the pond which was quite unusual to see.

2 months ago

Like others have mentioned below, nice easy hike with some water features and a relaxing end destination.

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bugs
3 months ago

Nice short hike. The trail is actually 1.7 mi (not 3mi)

10 months ago

Great hike with kids.

11 months 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
Monday, April 30, 2018

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
Monday, March 26, 2018

Well marked trail ~ Good hike for family with kids

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Monday, March 05, 2018

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

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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.

bird watching
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Nice easy trail! Great for a leisure hike.

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