This trail is actually quite steep but it is also quite short. The pond rests on the shoulder of Skiff Mountain so essentially you are climbing the mountain to reach the pond.
From the intersection of Route 74 and Route 9N in Ticonderoga follow Route 74 west toward Schroon Lake. Continue to the small Hamlet of Eagle Lake and cross over the bridge separating the two portions of the lake. In roughly 0.25 miles there is a launch for Eagle Lake on the left. About another 0.5 mile or so the trail for the Short Swing Trail will be on the left, park here. The trail is about 100 feet further up the road on the opposite side of Route 74.
Unfortunately, the mountain is private property, because it looks to be an excellent one for views. You will come out to the southern shore of the pond; the cliffs of Skiff Mountain are seen opposite of you. Herd paths do go around the pond in parts to give different perspectives of this body of water.
ROUND TRIP DISTANCE: 0.6 miles