Nun-da-ga-o Ridge-Weston Mountain-Lost Pond Loop

Keene, New York

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This route has lots of variety, taking you along a rocky ridge, over a pleasant peak, and past a pretty pond, with many views along the way. The name “Nun-da- ga- o” is derived from the Onondagas, who called themselves “O- nun-da- ga- o-no” or “people on the hills.” However, don’t expect to see big crowds on this route, which is technically on a herd path for the section up and over Nun- da- ga-o Ridge to the summit of Weston Mountain and down to Lost Pond. That said, it’s well-enough trodden that the route is easy to follow and well worth the trip. This wonderful ledgy ridge with many lookouts, also called the Soda Range on USGS maps, ends at Weston Mountain, the highest point of this hike. From the summit of Weston, it drops down to a small tarn, called Lost Pond, and then closes the loop back at the trailhead.

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"This route has lots of variety, taking you along a rocky ridge, over a pleasant peak, and past a pretty pond, with many views along the way. The name “Nun-da- ga- o” is derived from the Onondagas, who called themselves “O- nun-da- ga- o-no” or “people on the hills.” However, don’t expect to see big crowds on this route, which is technically on a herd path for the section up and over Nun- da- ga-o Ridge to the summit of Weston Mountain and down to Lost Pond.

That said, it’s well-enough trodden that the route is easy to follow and well worth the trip. This wonderful ledgy ridge with many lookouts, also called the Soda Range on USGS maps, ends at Weston Mountain, the highest point of this hike. From the summit of Weston, it drops down to a small tarn, called Lost Pond, and then closes the loop back at the trailhead."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Keene
Distance: 5.7
Elevation Gain: 1,403 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 6 hours
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Nat Geo Trails Illustrated Map: Lake Placid, High Peaks: Adirondack Park
Local Maps: Nat Geo TOPO! Map (USGS): Jay Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Nun-da-ga-o Ridge-Weston Mountain-Lost Pond Loop

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