A pleasant woods walk to the pond, with a trail that follows half of the pond shoreline.

Trout Pond Trailhead: On Ensign Pond Road (County Rt. 4) between North Hudson and Moriah. Marked by a large DEC sign, it is 6.2 miles east of Rt. 9 N of North Hudson on the left side of the road. One can also continue 1.3 miles to Round Pond.

1.4 miles RT, Easy Walk

Time in hours:

Family with Young Kids: To Pond: .5 Round Trip: 1.0
Experienced Hiker: To Pond: .25 Round Trip: .5
Out of Shape Hiker: To Pond: .5 Round Trip: 1.0


The shoreline trail makes this showshoe trek easy to follow even with a fresh snow.


Brook trout, which also means the use or possession of bait fish is prohibited. Unwanted introductions of minnows/bait fish are a primary factor in the decline of brook trout fisheries.

Round Pond is a quiet gem of a pond.

A busy shoreline means a busy angler.

The trail sign is a reminder to sign in and out at the register.

The path to Trout Pond has an unusual quality.

This is one of those trails where the pond suddenly reveals itself.

These clumps of shoreline vegetation are where fish like to hide.