A quiet outing in any season. Enjoy this remote trail in a wilderness setting!
From the intersection of Routes 28 and 30 in Indian Lake, follow Route 30 toward Lake Pleasant. Continue for just under 0.5 miles to Big Brook Road. Follow that for 7.8 miles to the Kings Flow Parking Area. This is the trailhead for Chimney Mountain, Johns Pond, and Puffer Pond. This is an informal pay-to-use parking area, so please be sure to pay the small fee at the kiosk.
From Kings Flow parking; head out to the right and locate the Kings Flow East Trail – this is not marked.
By the numbers
- Elevation change: 260 feet
- Round trip distance: 5.6 miles
Hiking and snowshoeing
You will now ski along a heavily used trail that follows the eastern shore of Kings Flow, but not close enough to enjoy views. Please respect the rights of property owners and stay on the trail — there is no public access to the waterbody at this time.
The trail has a slight climb and many rolling hills as you cross several drainages. After 1.1 miles you will come to the Puffer Pond Trail on the left, where you will need to head right. The trail here is used much less and may require you to make first tracks. Crossing more small brooks, makes a couple spots tough on skis, but still enjoyable in your seclusion. Ignore any side trails on your right as they lead to other destinations much further away. The trail eventually ends on the side of Puffer Mountain.