Big Deer Mountain and Osmore Pond Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"A perfect 4.1-mile loop hike that leads to the top of a small mountain with great views, hugs the shores of a serene undeveloped pond, and offers backcountry camping options. The grades of Big Deer Mountain Trail are mellow and the kids will love the great views from the summit and the chance to go for a dip in Osmore Pond. The trail is mostly flat or gradual, with short uphill bursts near the top. This fun loop hike lies within Groton State Forest, which is home to a number of easy hikes, ponds, and lakes, and sections of the Cross Vermont Bike Trail.
The campground where you begin is just one of three campgrounds managed as state parks within Groton State Forest. You can turn your visit into an overnight trip by staying at New Discovery or by backcountry camping on Osmore Pond and Kettle Pond, to which you can either hike or paddle."