Trout and Mud Ponds

MODERATE 12 reviews

Trout and Mud Ponds is a 11.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Roscoe, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until October.

11.4 miles
2559 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly




2 days ago

I just came back to Trout Pond after 30 years. Still an awesome place to camp and hike. So many good memories here, and now I was able to pass these on to my kids.

7 months ago

11 months ago

Nice relaxing afternoon hike. We swam for a bit in trout pond. It's quite warm for a mountain lake. Seems like a nice place to camp for the weekend.

11 months ago

The trail is beautiful & winding. The entire first mile is uphill, so it can get somewhat difficult but it's nothing too bad. There are really great old building foundations from a time where this once was a habited area.
.....So bring your camera & a great hiking stick!!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Hiked in from Morton Hill Rd. and camped at upper lean-to on Trout Pond. It was beautiful over looking the lake and the weather was nearly perfect.
We dragged a canoe up to the pond with all of our gear for the long weekend. What an epic battle getting uphill to the pond...
We were quite surprised to see vehicles drive in and out once we reached the pond. We asked how they got in, but our questions were met with some abrasion. Seems like somebody is sharing a key. The folks we asked did not appear to have any disability.
Funny, cause one of our group has a paralyzed arm and can only carry minimal gear...
It was fun

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Question: Why is the Season only June Thru Oct. ? Regulation or weather? Thanks all! Will report back - planning on this being an early year outing if I can get up in April or May.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Can someone provide directions to trailhead? where do you start and where do you park? thanks!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

We have done the Mud Pond/Trout Pond round about over hill and dale and over the mountain top, too, and it was a difficult, not impossible, but lovely hike in which you got to see America rise and fall in terms of its acquaintance and departures with and from the wilderness, per se. There are some old foundations, as you come back from Mud Pond and head over the mountain towards Trout Pond, and you can see that this was once a "settled place" among all that is now forgotten. Kind of sad in a way. We were out for a walk. We didn't expect to encounter history staring us in the face, and the voices of the dead and departed calling out to us from the grassy fields. It is a wonder to take a walk through history whenever it presents itself. Hallowed ground it was, in a way, but no tombstones.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Nice moderate hike with two gorgeous lakes.