Big Pond is located 1.0-mile from the Big Pond Trail Parking Area in the Hoffman Notch Wilderness. Big Pond is great for fishing and is dominated by northern pike, but also contains brown bullhead. Hikers can choose to hike the 1 mile to the pond or continue down the Big Pond Trail another 4.7 miles to intersect with the Hoffman Notch Trail.
Hoffman Notch is a 38,488-acre wilderness named for the “notch” or valley between the Blue Ridge Mountain Range and the Washburn Mountain Range. The area features ponds and streams for fishing and 15 miles of trails for hiking, snowshoeing and skiing. It also offers visitors solitude, as one of the less visited areas in the Adirondacks.
Big Pond Trailhead Parking Area is on the north side of Hoffman Notch Road. (43.8455° N, 73.8044° W).
Featured hikes are recommended by DEC.
Map of Big Pond Trail courtesy Adirondack Atlas.