Floodwood Pond Trail Red

Adirondack Park, New York

Distance0.6mi
Elevation Gain79ft
Trailhead Elevation1,583ft
Top1,604ft
Elevation Min/Max1581/1604ft
Elevation Start/End1583/1583ft

Floodwood Pond Trail Red

Floodwood Pond Trail (Red) is a hiking trail in Franklin County, New York. It is within Adirondack Park and Saranac Lakes Wild Forest. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 1,583 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 79 feet.

Floodwood Pond Trail (Red) Professional Reviews and Guides

"At first glance, this hike may seem long, but the gently rolling terrain makes it an easy and relatively quick hike. Winding through a hardwood forest, the trail leads you from one pristine pond to another, offering excellent scenery and solitude the whole trip. Though the trail starts and ends in a bustling campground, it is likely that the only people you will encounter are canoeists at the numerous portages that crisscross the trail.

Access is allowed and the day-use fee is waived during the off-season, but hikers will have to hike in along the access road from NY 30, which adds 0.8 mile to the trip. Campground roads are not plowed during the winter."

"This easy, although at times soggy, woodland loop in the Adirondack Lakes Region northeast of the hamlet of Tupper Lake strings together prized canoe waters. The trail travels through mature conifer-deciduous woods to stitch together a series of glacial ponds accentuated by rock and pine-clad islands and floating mats of water lily blooms mid-July to August. Loons, ospreys, herons, frogs, and fish can animate
the lakes.

Orange snowmobile markers indicate the start of the loop, while pale yellow canoe-carry disks indicate the spurs to the lakes. By taking full advantage of the canoe carries, this hike visits the shores of seven large ponds and the waters of Fish Creek. Beech, birch, maple, and hemlock overlace the cushiony path, while ferns, hobblebush, oxalis, and club moss decorate the woods floor."

Floodwood Pond Trail (Red) Reviews

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9/29/2012
this trail is a nice easy hike for any beginner. It has great views going all across the ponds that surround this trail. However there is one water crossing that the bride is out and u have to go across and old beaver dam.
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5/29/2010
This trail was great but it was not easy. Should be reclassified to at least moderate. We had to over come and figure out some serious obstacles. The foot bridge for little pollywog pond outlet was out! We had to balance on some narrow boards and a log to get across to continue the trail on the otherside. The drowned 20 foot segment is more like at least 60 feet and you must cross over a beaver dam with great care to resume the trail on the other side. Personally these challenges were great but to those thinking this trail is an easy stroll through the woods must have not been on it for a very long time. At the very least you'll come out of it with soaking wet shoes.. if not more.
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9/3/2007
Very nice hyke along seasonal snowmobile trails.... yielded 3400 feet overall gain for the day... on the return loop... found sections to be very overgrown.. but easy to discern thanx to DEC trailmakers... the bridge on the return loop is out... a makeshift boardwalk along a high spot in the swamp area gains you wet passage to the Pollywog Canoe carryover, but the 2nd tricky spot at 6.65 required some real ingenuity as we surveyed and eventually crossed on a fallen tree and some logs that just helped us get tere... after successfully hykying Marcy the say before, this was a good wind down hyke.. and we saw only one other small group hykyng, but many canoeists on the ponds.... overall a fine day in the woods... we logged 9 miles over 4 hour hike total.. Avg speed 2.5 mph when in motion.... about 3.5 hrs +/- Contact me >>HykyrJoe @ Jmaryanski@msn.com
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Trail Information

Adirondack Park
Nearby City
Adirondack Park
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Snowmobiling, Boat Launch/Ramp, Swimming, Boating, Camping
Additional Use
New York State DEC, Region 5, P.O. Box 296, 1115 State Route 86, Ray Brook, 12977; (518) 897-1200; www.dec.ny.gov
Local Contacts
Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), Adirondack Northern Region map (available at traditional and online bookstores or from the ADK online store: www.adk.org) or National Geographic, Adirondack Park Saranac/Paul Smiths map (available at traditional and online bookstores)
Local Maps

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Oct 2018