Trout Pond is a picturesque and pristine little lake surrounded by hills. It’s a nice moderate-difficult hike south from Campbell Mountain in the Pepacton Range over three small mountains and down to the lakeside lean-to. From there we will continue on for 1.4 miles to Russell Brook Falls. Approximately 1660′ ascent.
Event Duration: 7.5 miles; 6 hours
Level of Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
Leader: Andes Hikers
Bring: good hiking shoes, traction device, something to drink, lunch or snacks, wear layered moisture wicking clothing that will keep you comfortable and warm. Hiking poles and gaiters are recommended.
Registration required by March 27th: Register by contacting the leader. See below.
Group size is limited to 12 so register early.
Dogs allowed: Well behaved dogs are welcome.
Registration and Questions about this event can be directed to: Wendell George at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-586-6273. Be sure to provide a way to reach you the morning of the hike in case plans need to be changed. If you cannot attend, please notify the leader as soon as possible so we will not wait for you unnecessarily and so others may join us.
From Downsville take Rt 206/30 towards Roscoe for 3.1 miles. Turn south onto Cat Hollow Rd./Rte 206 towards Roscoe and go 2.9 miles. Turn west onto Jug Tavern Rd for 1.6 miles and turn south onto Campbell Mountain Road. Go 0.4 miles and turn east onto Morton Hill Rd. Go 2.7 miles to Russell Brook Rd. and turn west to the parking area.
From Roscoe take Rt 206 north 2.3 miles to Morton Hill Rd. Turn left and go 3.1 miles to Russell Brook Rd. Turn west to the parking area.
Western Catskill Trails Map 144 E/6.
GPS: 41°59’48.8″N 74°56’00.5″W; 41.996893, -74.933470
We’ll spot cars and return to the FLT trailhead on SR 206 to begin the hike.