Friday, June 7, 2019

Featured Hike and Paddle: Long Pond Mountain

long pond mountain mapLong Pond Mountain (2,530 feet), located in the St. Regis Canoe Area is a great destination that covers both paddling and hiking in one trip.

The trailhead is located on the shores of Long Pond and can be reached by a paddling 1.5 miles from the main Long Pond hand launch site off Floodwood Road in the St. Regis Canoe Area.

From the Long Pond Parking Area, a 0.3 mile carry on a woods road leads to the Long Pond Hand Launch and a 1.5 mile paddle to the trailhead for the carry to Mountain Pond.

From there an unmarked trail follows the shoreline east and then heads due north passing Mountain Pond and climbing steeply to the summit. The trail ascends 930 feet from the trailhead to the mountain’s summit which provides views of the High Peaks in the distance.

The Long Pond Parking Area is on Floodwood Road, which is off Route 30 near the Saranac Inn (44.3466° N, 74.4215° W).

Featured Hikes and Paddles are recommended by DEC. Map of Long Pond Mountain courtesy Adirondack Atlas.

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One Response

  1. Kathy says:

    At what point after disembarking Long Pond do you leave the canoe? At Mountain pond? Any history of losing your boat while climbing?