Trout Pond Trail

Catskill Park, New York

Elevation Gain1,048ft
Trailhead Elevation2,048ft
Elevation Min/Max2037/2481ft
Elevation Start/End2048/2048ft

Trout Pond Trail

Trout Pond Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Town of Colchester, New York. It is within Delaware Wild Forest and Catskill Park. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 2,048 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,048 feet. This trail connects with the following: Mud Pond Trail and Snowmobile Trail.

Trout Pond Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Water, water, water! We know kids love it, so we’ve included this hike, which encompasses one waterfall, two ponds, and more streams than you can count. Since a sinkful of tapwater will keep most kids amused on a rainy afternoon, imagine how many games your young hikers will invent on this route through the western Catskills. It is the length (4.5 miles), rather than the elevation gain, that makes this hike challenging for some little tykes. Allow plenty of time for the kids to take extended energy breaks, dawdle on stream banks, skim nets across the surfaces of the ponds, and even take a swim. If you think your gang might be better off tackling this trip in two days, bring overnight gear and pitch your tent near Trout Pond, taking care to follow the posted camping rules for restricted areas."

Trout Pond Trail Reviews

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We were coming from Walton so took Jug Tavern road off of rt. 206 and made our way to the parking area so did not have to walk on the road. Nice waterfall at the beginning and if it is warm out I highly recommend taking a dip to keep you cool on the hike. As mentioned it is a loop which is nice and we went left at the fork to go to Mud Pond first. Very pleasant relatively easy hike. In early September the falls were chilly but refreshing.
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I love a loop hike and this was a good one with two well-placed lakes for skinny-dipping to cool off. Don't miss the falls at the end of the hike which warrant another plunge into the cold pool. The directions to the trailhead in the guide are not correct. From Route 17, take exit 94, not 93. Follow signs to town center of Roscoe. Stop at the "Little Store" for some homemade fudge! At the stoplight, head NW (Old Route 17 becomes Route 206) for 2.4 miles. Right after crossing the bridge over the Beaverkill, turn left on Morton Hill Road. Follow for 3.1 miles uphill, watching for errant cows in the roadway, past Horse Brook Rd, to Russell Brook Rd on left. Look for sign that says, "Seaonal Limited Use Highway". Turn left and follow the single lane dirt road 1/2 mile downhill to the parking lot.

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Trail Information

Catskill Park
Nearby City
Catskill Park
NY-NJ Trail Conference Map 44
Local Maps

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Sep 2018