Falls Pond

Note: Falls Pond is located in a wilderness area, so mountain bikes are not allowed.

Falls Pond is a fantastic lake to swim in. In the evening you might feel the spirit of French Louie pass you on the trail as he makes his way out to the sugar bush in the Otter Valley. This short hike is perfect for a family, especially during the splendor of fall.

The Falls Pond and West Canada Wilderness Area trailhead has a large parking area leading to some 4,000 acres of pristine forest. Start your hike along an old forest road that quickly becomes an attractive walk through a lush hardwood forest. After 1.5 miles the trail to Falls Pond will come in on the right. An old metal sign on a post and a new wooden sign on a tree mark the trail intersection. From here it's a slight but steady 0.45-mile descent to the shore of Falls Pond.

Location

The parking area is a 13-mile drive in from the Moose River Plains WIld Forest's Limekiln entrance in Inlet. It's 9.1 miles to the big T intersection, then bear right and continue on the Otter Brook Road as it crosses the Moose River and Otter Brook bridges before reaching the Falls Pond parking area on left. The access road has a gravel and dirt surface.

Distance

2.1 miles one way to the lake.

It can take up to 6 hours to complete this hike.

Winter Overview

Not recommended. Moose River Plains is a snowmobile corridor and not open to cars or trucks in the winter.

Location
Otter Brook Road Inlet, NY, 13360

Note: Falls Pond is located in a wilderness area, so mountain bikes are not allowed.

Falls Pond is a fantastic lake to swim in. In the evening you might feel the spirit of French Louie pass you on the trail as he makes his way out to the sugar bush in the Otter Valley. This short hike is perfect for a family, especially during the splendor of fall.

The Falls Pond and West Canada Wilderness Area trailhead has a large parking area leading to some 4,000 acres of pristine forest. Start your hike along an old forest road that quickly becomes an attractive walk through a lush hardwood forest. After 1.5 miles the trail to Falls Pond will come in on the right. An old metal sign on a post and a new wooden sign on a tree mark the trail intersection. From here it's a slight but steady 0.45-mile descent to the shore of Falls Pond.

Location

The parking area is a 13-mile drive in from the Moose River Plains WIld Forest's Limekiln entrance in Inlet. It's 9.1 miles to the big T intersection, then bear right and continue on the Otter Brook Road as it crosses the Moose River and Otter Brook bridges before reaching the Falls Pond parking area on left. The access road has a gravel and dirt surface.

Distance

2.1 miles one way to the lake.

It can take up to 6 hours to complete this hike.

Winter Overview

Not recommended. Moose River Plains is a snowmobile corridor and not open to cars or trucks in the winter.

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