This hike is a magical one as it leads you to an attractive pond and through a beautiful forest filled with wildflowers!
To get here, take Exit 29 off of Interstate 87, turn right and then turn left on Route 9 to follow it north. Continue to the Sharp Bridge State Campground, which will be on the right. There is parking near the entrance.
By the numbers
- Elevation gain: 750 feet
- Distance round trip: 6.8 miles
From the parking area, locate Schroon Brook to the right and head down to it. Follow it upstream to the main trail. The hike now is a magical one as it leads you to a climb up the saddle between Clap and Greenbough Mountains, then descend towards East Mill Flow. You then hike above East Mill Flow to an intersection at 3.25 miles. At this intersection you can head straight to the edge of the Round Pond and outstanding views from a rocky location.
Snowshoeing & cross-country skiing
A long trek, but not very demanding in terms of terrain. This route, as well as the car-to-car option connecting to the Ensign Pond eastern trailhead, are great options for a cross-country ski.