Long Pond Short Loop

3.5 miles
M - Moderate
Location
Willowemoc Wild Forest

 
Loop – 3.5 mi

Trailhead GPS: Coordinates N41.9338 W74.6496

Getting There: From the east exit State Route 17 at Exit 96W and turn left on DeBruce Road near the caboose. From the west exit State Route 17 at Exit 96E and turn right on White Roe Lake Road. Drive to the T intersection and turn left on Old Rt 17. Turn left at the next intersection onto DeBruce Road. Drive under State Route 17 to the caboose. From the caboose drive 10.1 miles to Flugertown Road on the left. Turn left on Flugertown Road and stay left as you drive .85 miles to the parking area on the right.

Difficulty: This hike is rated MODERATE because it is almost 4 miles long and has an initial ascent up a short hill. The return trip is on roads. There may be wet or muddy areas along the way.

Trail Surface: The trail surface consists of stones and dirt with a few grassy areas. There are a few tree roots. The return trip is on local roads. The trail can be wet and muddy in places.

Hike Description: Start the hike by walking over the bridge and up the hill on the snowmobile and hiking trail. The first part of the trail is a short ascent. After about a mile, turn right and walk down to the pond. This is the nicest view of the pond that is right on the trail. Another .25 miles will bring you to a T trail junction. Turn left and walk north toward the road. The trail descends almost 200 feet along the way. Descend to the bridges across the streams and follow one of the paths out to Flugertown Road. During the winter the road will be covered in ice and snow. In the other seasons it is a dirt and gravel road with a few pullouts to park cars. Turn left to start the loop back to the parking area. Since the road is lightly traveled it is almost like walking on a nice flat trail but watch out for the occasional car. The walk back along the road is a little more than 1.5 miles and goes very quickly.

Terrain Difficulty
M - Moderate
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