Tirrell Pond Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews
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Tirrell Pond Trail is a 6.3 mile out and back trail located near Blue Mountain Lake, New York and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for snowshoeing and is best used from December until February.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1036 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

snowshoeing

hiking
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3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This trail definitely needs some TLC towards the end. We got lost because the trail markers change colors. Make sure that if you hike this you know that the yellow markers switch to blue markers and that at the T in the path about 3 miles in, you turn right to get to the pond. We passed some other hikers who said they couldn't find the pond. We were pretty insistent on finding it and did so after backtracking and using my phone's map--but it definitely wasn't that easy. All in all, though, this was a nice day hike! The pond is really pretty and nice to wade in. Super gentle incline and pretty hike!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

amazing trail. slight incline nothing crazy. My first hike ever. couldn't have picked a better one.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

great hike. slight incline but nothing crazy.

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Absolutely beautiful at night. We camped in the lean to by the pond. Easy hike had my son and he is not very experienced hiker and he found it easy. A little bit of an incline but not really much. Had a bear and coyotes in our camp even with fire burning all night. We already had the food tied up incase this happened. Scared the bear away and the coyotes. Was still surprised how close the bear was to camp and the coyotes were right in the camp by the fire. I am looking forward to going again. One of my favorite places to take pictures on a hike. Pond is so clear and beautiful. We filtered the water from it to drink to help with the weight of the pack. If you only ever do one hike and like to take in natural beauty this is the hike. There were beautiful sandy beaches and wild blueberries too.

fishing
Sunday, August 07, 2016

Great Lake! Large natural beach and a lean-to at both ends. The trail to get in is part of the Northville/Lake placid trail so it's an easy hike with slow elevation gains. If you want a shorter, less scenic hike in, then go in from the other end. That trail is to the left of the trail into blue mountain fire tower. They share the same parking area.

hiking
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Great trail! The weather was spectacular - not a cloud in the sky or a bug in the air. The trail itself, which is about 4.5 miles to the Northern part of the lake, is really nice. Not too many tricky spots. Those that are tricky are not too difficult or treacherous. The lake is beautiful. The moonlit nights and the sunrises are what people dream of. Highly recommend this for backpacking in and staying a bit.

hiking
Sunday, May 03, 2015

Good hiking trail - 4.3 miles one way - about 2.5 hrs each way in good weather. No too strenuous.

hiking
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Love this portion of the trail. Tirrell pond is glorious. Overgrown with wild blueberries, lots of space to camp. An adk paradise.

hiking
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

This is part of the Northville-Placid trail and is a nice hike. If you plan in an over night here the southern lean-to is nicer then the northern one.

snowshoeing
Thursday, April 19, 2012

I snowshoed this trail, nice trail, not a lot of downed trees. It's nice in the summertime as well