The Sargent Ponds trails offer an excellent opportunity to bike through the woods on well marked, fairly level, paths. Separate trails lead to Upper and Lower Sargent ponds, with a connecting trail between them. There are a few steep grades along the 3.5-mile loop.
It is possible to make the Upper and Lower ponds into a loop by way of the trail via Middle Pond. Use the marked snowmobile trail north of the ponds to make this connection.
Fishing for brook trout in Sargent Ponds has been a favorite for 100 years. Primitive lean-to camping is available for those who wish carry a pack boat. These lean-to see a lot of visitors.
This is a 3.5 mile loop.
Start at the three corners in Long Lake and drive south toward Blue Mountain Lake on Route 28N/30. North Point Road will be on the right in 3 miles — drive down North Point Road. There will be a fork in the road a few miles in; right leads to Forked Lake Campsite, left to the trailhead. The trailhead is marked with state DEC signs on the left side of the road at 4.6 miles.
It can take up to 5 hours to hike this loop at a leisurely pace.
Winter access is not recommended, as this is a snowmobile trail in the winter.