Wolf Pond is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Minerva, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips.

Length5.3 miElevation gain410 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Stephen Kelly
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Tick Magnet
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HikingGreat!IcySnow

Nice walk into the pond today. Micro Spikes were needed on the well packed, but icy trail. Lean-to was in great shape. Views were superb.

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M Chamberlin
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The trail is very well marked and beautiful terrain. Since it was rated easy we thought we’d try it on skis, glad we did it but extremely challenging due to all the ups and downs and tight turns. Metal edges a must.

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Eric Potter
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Steve Mackey
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We hiked in today, and cleared all the blowdown. We all wore snowshoes all day. Snow in there is getting pretty deep. View was as gorgeous as ever. There is a layer of water between the ice and the snow, so be careful that you don’t ice up your snowshoes.

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Susan Cohen
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HikingGreat!Snow

Beautiful trail in evergreen forest and along a stream, especially in winter after a snow, it is magical. Was able to do with micro spikes in about 4” of powder. Trail now has a registration box, newly installed as of January 4 2021.

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Shelly Renken
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HikingBlowdownSnow

Trail starts out along the river and with a couple bridges and then deep through the woods for most of the way before ending at Wolf Pond. Beautiful views of the high peaks across the pond and a Lean To at the end. We did this in the winter with light snow on the trail. This added to the beauty as there were granite slabs with icicles hanging off and all the pines were covered in snow. It was very serene. Two of us used ice spikes and two did not. Good for pets as not too steep although did have to help our 22lb dog over quite a few trees across the trail.

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Eric Potter
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John Buhac
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Nice, not spectacular. Weird not to have a trail register. You will probably have the trail to yourself which is great. The forest is very mossy and seems somehow different than other Adirondack Woods. I can see how it would be very buggy in early summer in late spring. Would be fantastic in foliage season.

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Tatiana Teslenko
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Ed Hawkinson
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A wonderful walk through the woods alongside Wolf Pond Brook for a ways, recently refreshed by heavy rains. Well-marked trail from easily accessible parking. Wolf Pond vistas are of the High Peaks. Some maneuvering over or under downed trees but overall an easy hike.

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Steve Kocher
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RunningBugs

Nice run. A narrow track twisty and tight turns, watch the few low tree trunks! Great view at the pond

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Mary Sheridan
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HikingBlowdown

Nice easy hike through some really dense forest. Plenty to see along the way, and the view of the lake and mountains at the end was wonderful. Nice little lean-to at the end as well if you’re interested in an easy overnight. Some blown down trees to scramble over, but nothing too bad. Our herbal bug spray was no match for the bugs here. Bring deet.

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Eric Sheridan
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K Williams
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HikingBugs

If you are looking for a long walk in the woods, this is it. In my opinion, the most interesting portion of the trail was the first half mile. During the first half mile, there was a river, small waterfall, bridges and other interesting natural features. The remainder of the trail, with its twists and turns was rather boring. There were many dead and downed trees on the very narrow trail. The lean-to was very nice and the shores of the pond provided beautiful views of the High Peaks. The bugs were awful and I was pursued relentlessly by a number of deer flies throughout my hike.

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kim therrien
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A beautiful trail. Easy hike with a few muddy spots and up and downs. Our tracker logged 6.6 miles, but the sign states that it's 2.3 one way. Not sure which is accurate.

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Amanda Braynack
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Small foot path and easy to follow most of the time. A few spots you need to look up and pay closer attention. Few trees down but easy paths around marked with a yellow bow on the trees. Little ice here & there. Great spot for dogs.

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Jessica Hayle
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This is a great trail!! very beautiful forest setting. Lots of up and down but nothing horribly steep or long. We tracked our hike and it said we were just under 7 miles round trip. Not sure if 5.3 is accurate. Has anyone else found this to be true?

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John Seigle
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HikingBlowdownIcy

Just learned about this newly marked trail. Highly recommend. As with any ADK flat trail it’s not. Just under 800 vertical total with the ups and downs. Very easy to follow A bit of flat iced trail and a spine 8 inches wide in some places. No need for traction though. Some blowdown but path around it is awesome. Go over the three logs to the bog island for the Marcy haystack skylight views. Used to be four logs but one broke and we fell in lake up to knees. Good thing it’s 60 out. The other three logs are safe. Made it easier for ya

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Hannah Carr
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HikingBlowdownIcySnow

Super awesome lil walk back to the pond- still very icy & last 1/4 mile has alot of blowdown to navigate around. 60 degrees and Sunny- this was the best hangout spot for the day!

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Bill Braun
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My husband and I snowshoed this trail on 1/31/20 and were disappointed when we came across someone's garbage strewn on the trail for the first 1.5 miles. That was as far as the previous hiker made it. Luckily the trail got better after that point. He was pulling a sled filled with firework, which was also strewn along the trail as we assumed it was too heavy to pull, so he kept shedding it along the way. Not only was there garbage, but we came across beer cans (some unopened and some empty), a glove, a lighter and a switch blade knife. Then to our amazement, he had stopped and decided to built a fire and drink beer right smack in the middle of the trail. We posted 2 pictures of this as well as the garbage we collected and carried out. Otherwise, this was a very nice hike with great views of Marcy.

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Rob Gdyk
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No sign in at the trailhead parking, which is weird for a location with a lean-to on a first come-first served basis. It's a gently rolling and easy to navigate trail. Only downside is you can still hear the sound of vehicles traveling along Blue Ridge Road, which takes away any sense of hiking in wilderness. The lean-to is close to the pond shoreline, although it probably would have been better to build it closer to the creek. The site comes complete with toilet. The bugs were pretty bad, mostly pesky deer flies and mosquitoes.

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