Little Rock Pond Trail

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This section of the Appalachian/Long Trail, marked with white blazes, is a narrow, gradually inclining path through a mixed hardwood forest. The trail crisscrosses and follows Little Black Brook. One such crossing is made over a narrow steel “I” beam. The pond is surrounded by hills and large boulders, and is a very popular area for swimming, fishing, and camping. Shelters and tent platforms are available on a first come, first served basis and are found on the east side of the trail, in close proximity to the pond. The Appalachian Trail crosses Danby - Landgrove Road (Forest Service 10) 3.50 miles east of US 7 in Danby.

Hiking Trail - Average hike time: 1½ -2 ½ hrs round trip Length: 4.0 miles round trip rated as "easy".

From the trailhead at the parking lot on Forest Service 10 (Danby-Landgrove Road), hike north on the A.T. Reach the southern end of Little Rock Pond at mile 2.  The Trail skirts the eastern shore of the pond for the next 0.40 mile. At the northern end of the pond, the Green Mountain Trail, which can be used to create a 7.5 mile loop,  turns left off of the A.T. Even if you don't care to follow this trail back to the parking lot, you may want to follow it a short distance to join up with the Little Rock Pond Loop Trail, which can be followed back to the southern end of the pond. You will return to your car by way of the A.T. If you decide to follow the Green Mountain Trail , climb 1 mile up the ridge to the summit of Green Mountain. Continue following the Trail for another 4.10 miles as it traverses and descends the ridge to FS 10, about 0.10 mile west of the parking lot at the Appalachian-Trail trailhead.

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