The trail begins with an immediate drop down a bank to a stream crossing. This unnamed brook flows into the East Branch Sacandaga River a short distance downstream.
The trail is in rough condition in some areas, with blowdown and weed growth but you should be able to see a well worn foot path, even in the worst spots. The state sign says 1.9 miles, but my GPS was closer to 1.5 miles of hiking, with an elevation gain of about 600 feet, by the time we arrived at the pond's pristine shores.
The mountain in small in stature at only 2267 feet, but before the trail was put in, a steep bushwhack hike was often required. Thanks to the trail builders, you will wind your way around the mountain for 1.1 miles, gaining 523 feet on your way up.
We were very fortunate to enjoy the mountain breeze and sunny summit views by ourselves. We lingered for about a half hour soaking in the perfect weather before heading home.
A GREAT day with my dad and nephew. Hiked about 5.2 miles total.