The 2,551-foot Pharaoh Mountain, the highest mountain in the wilderness, is found on the northwest shore of Pharaoh Lake. There are so many places to visit that often making a decision on a destination can be the hardest part of a trip. When the lakes and ponds freeze they become the perfect spots for ice fishing. More than 50 species of mammals and hundreds of species of birds inhabit or pass through the Adirondacks at one time of the year or another so it is not unlikely to catch site of wildlife during your trip. Tubmill Marsh Lean-to, Lilypad Pond Lean-to, and Oxshoe Pond Lean-to are located along Short Swing Trail and can be accessed from: Campers who prefer more amenities may camp at the nearby Putnam Pond Campground, Paradox Lake Campground, Rogers Rock Campground, Scaroon Manor Campground, or Eagle Point Campground. Designated tent sites are marked with a yellow "Camp Here" disc. The pond can be accessed from Crane Pond Trailhead via Crane Pond Trail, Long Swing Trail and Short Swing Trail. The Berrymill Pond Trail Map (PDF) is available to view and download. Numerous other trails connect to this trail. The Crab Pond Trail Map (PDF) is available to view and download. It then descends 375 feet in 0.5 mile before climbing 300 feet in 0.9 mile. The trail is fairly flat ascending approximately 100 feet in the last 0.3 mile to reach the pond. These can be purchased at most outdoor equipment retailers, bookstores, and on-line booksellers. All coordinates provided are in decimal degrees using the NAD83/WGS84 datum. All are available on a first come - first served basis and cannot be reserved. The last 0.7 mile of the trail parallels the north shore of Alder Pond. 158-acre Crane Pond is popular with anglers as a fishing water and as a camping and "trailhead" area for access to interior fishing waters. Sucker Brook Trailhead via Sucker Brook Trail; Pharaoh Lake Road Trailhead via Pharaoh Lake Trail; New Hague Road Trailhead via Spring Hills Pond Trail; Putnam Pond Campground Trailhead South via Grizzle Ocean Trail; Short Swing Trailhead via the Short Swing Trail and the Glidden Marsh Trail; Long Swing/Blue Hill Trailhead via Long Swing Trail, Crane Pond Trail and Glidden Marsh Trail; and. Pharaoh Lake Trail extends 3.3 miles from the Pharaoh Lake Road Trailhead to the intersection of trails at the outlet of Pharaoh Lake. Two are located at the Mill Brook crossing near the intersection of the Crab Pond Trail and one is located at the Pharaoh Lake Brook crossing. It can be accessed from the Pharaoh Lake Road Trailhead via Pharaoh Lake Trail, Pharaoh Lake Lean-to Spur Trail, Pharaoh Lake East Shore Trail and Glidden Marsh Trail, and other trailheads and trails described in the camping section. Crane Pond Trail extends 1.7 miles from the Crane Pond Trailhead at the edge of the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness to the western shore of Crane Pond. The trail ascends 235 feet from Mill Brook for 1.1 miles but gently rises and falls at either end. The Bear Pond Trail Map (PDF) is available to view and download. Please alert us if there is any inaccurate information here. Three designated tent sites are located along Pharaoh Lake Trail between Pharaoh Lake Road Trailhead and Pharaoh Lake. A designated tent site is located on the shore of Gull Pond which can be accessed from the Gull Pond Trailhead via the Gull Pond Trail. Clear Pond and the Clear Pond Trail can also be accessed from the western shore of Putnam Pond via a 0.6-mile spur trail. The Rock Pond Connector Trail and the Bear Pond Trail join the Rock Pond Trail approximately 0.5 mile northeast of the Clear Pond Trail intersection. The trail ascends 110 feet in the first .75 mile and then descends 135 feet in 0.25 mile. General information on cross-country skiing and snowshoeing includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules and regulations. NOTE: Baitfish are prohibited in all lakes, ponds, and streams in the wilderness. A day use fee is required to park a vehicle at the Putnam Pond Campground when the campground is open. Numerous other trails connect to the trail. Gull Pond Trail extends 0.5 mile from Gull Pond Trailhead to the western shore of the pond. Backcountry Information for the East Central Adirondacks provides general information regarding backcountry and seasonal conditions; specific notices regarding closures and conditions of trails, roads, bridges and other infrastructure; and links to weather, state land use regulations, low impact recreation and more. Goose Pond Trail leaves the Crane Pond Trail approximately 0.9 mile from its trailhead and extends 0.9 mile to the north shore of Goose Pond, ascending 140 feet. The pond can be accessed from Crane Pond Trailhead via Crane Pond Trail, Long Swing Trail and Short Swing Trail. Short Swing Trailhead via Short Swing Trail; Long Swing/Blue Hill Trailhead via Long Swing Trail, Crane Pond Trail, Pharaoh Mountain Trail, Glidden Marsh Trail, and Short Swing Trail; and. Starting at the Putman Pond Campground the trail ascends 235 feet in 2.0 miles to the pond. Crane Pond Trailhead via Crane Pond Trail. Tents or small campers can use designated campsites. A designated tent site is located on the shore of Spectacle Pond which can be accessed from the Spectacle Pond Trailhead via the Spectacle Pond Trail. Lost Pond can be accessed from Lost Pond Trailhead via Lost Pond Trail. The trails ascends 1,355 feet in 1.2 miles to the summit and then descends 1,405 feet in 2.6 miles to Crane Pond. The trail ascends 510 feet in the first four miles from the trailhead. The pond can be accessed from Crane Pond Trailhead via Crane Pond Trail. Hike up Pharaoh Mountain, swim in Pharaoh Lake, or explore the miles of trails. The Goose Pond Trail Map (PDF) is available to view and download. Berrymill Pond Trail extends 5.5 miles between the New Hague Road Trailhead and Putnam Pond Campground Trailhead South. Short Swing Trail extends 5.0 miles from Short Swing Trailhead to the Glidden Marsh Trail near Glidden Marsh. A new lean to shelter built in 2016, makes this destination popular with backpacking adventurists as well. Crab Pond Trail leaves the Pharaoh Lake Trail 1.2 miles from the Pharaoh Lake Road Trailhead and extends 1.4 miles along the southern bank of Mill Brook to the western shore of Crab Pond (this is one of two Crab Ponds in the wilderness). Boat tours and ferries on Lake Champlain, Fort Ticonderoga in Ticonderoga is 7 miles. A day use fee is required to park a vehicle at the Putnam Pond Campground when the campground is open. There are no hook-ups for water or electricity at campsites. Your best choice  for trout is the classic wabller and worm. Lake George- coined the "Queen of American Lakes" with 31 miles of sparkling water, 200 islands which includes 3 … The Gull Pond Trail Map (PDF) is available to view and download. The trail descends 120 feet in the 1.1 miles from Clear Pond to the Grizzle Ocean Trail. The Adirondacks contain large tracts of wildlife habitat with some boreal, bog, alpine and other unique habitats. The 46,283 acre Pharaoh Lake Wilderness is located in Warren and Essex Counties in the towns of Schroon, Ticonderoga, Horicon and Hague. Crane Pond can be accessed from Crane Pond Trailhead via Crane Pond Trail. We strive to insure accuracy on Adirondack.net however accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Little Rock Pond Lean-to can be accessed from Putnam Pond Campground Trailhead North via Clear Pond Trail. Numerous guide books and maps are available with information on the lands, waters, trails and other recreational facilities in this area. Species include Lake Trout, Landlocked Salmon, Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Perch, Catfish, an Walleye to name a few. The trail rises and falls gently for 0.4 mile before ascending 190 feet in 1.5 miles to the high point of the trail between Grizzle Ocean Mountain and Thunderbolt Mountain. General information on fishing includes fishing tips with links to seasons, rules and regulations. Springhill Ponds Trail extends 6.0 miles from the New Hague Road Trailhead to the Pharaoh Lake Loop Trail. Many species of birds and mammals are unique to the Adirondacks or are mainly found here. The Sucker Brook Trail Map (PDF) is available to view and download. The trail ascends 740 feet in the first 1.5 miles from the New Hague Road Trailhead and then descends 235 feet in next 1.7 miles to shore of Berrymill Pond. View a map of this area and more on Natural Atlas. You can protect wildlife and wildlife habitat when viewing them. The wilderness contains an abundance of lakes and ponds, especially in the northern portion. Grizzle Ocean Trail extends 5.6 miles from the Putnam Pond Campground Trailhead South to the Pharaoh Lake Loop Trail. Adirondack.net All Rights Reserved © 2021. Anglers may use the same trailheads and trails as hikers, the same hand launches as paddlers and the same campsites as campers to access and fish these waters. Otter Pond Trail extends 0.4 mile from the trailhead on the southeastern shore of Eagle Lake. The trail ascends 160 feet in the first 1.2 miles to the highest point on the trail and then descends 60 feet to the end of the trail. Rock Pond Island. This is a great place to rest, have lunch, and go swimming. Bear Pond Trail leaves the Clear Pond Trail approximately 0.4 mile from the Putnam Pond Campground Trailhead North and extends 2.8 miles to Rock Pond and the Rock Pond Trail. The trail then descends 210 feet in 0.5 mile before ascending 340 feet in 0.7 mile to the highest point on the trail. The remainder of the trail descends 245 feet with a few small ascents. Gas, food and other supplies may be found in the nearby communities of Schroon Lake and Ticonderoga. https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/new-york/pharaoh-lake-wilderness NOTE: This trail is neither designated nor maintained for motor vehicle use. The two trails connect at the outlet of Pharaoh Lake and can be combined for a 10.8-mile one-way ride. In addition to Pharaoh Lake, you can kayak, canoe, or paddle, on numerous different ponds and lakes, accessible from this wilderness! Lean-tos, especially those on Pharaoh Lake are very popular in the summer and fall. Is this your business? Pharaoh Lake is breathtaking with its 100 foot depth, irregular shoreline, numerous islands, and unspoiled wilderness surrounding it. The namesake Pharaoh Lake, at 441 acres, is one of the largest lakes in the Adirondacks completely surrounded by Forest Preserve lands. A 0.3-mile spur trail from the western shore of Putnam Pond can be used to access this trail. General Information on hunting and general information on trapping includes how-to and safety tips with links to seasons, rules and regulations. 6. The Long Swing Trail Map (PDF) is available to view and download. Follow, like and subscribe to adirondack.net on social media. Pharaoh Lake Loop Trail extends 6.0 miles around the shoreline of Pharaoh Lake. The beaver was the largest critter we spotted during a recent weekend canoeing and camping in the Pharaoh Lakes Wilderness Area. The pond can be accessed from Crane Pond Trailhead via Crane Pond Trail, Long Swing Trail and a short spur trail to the western end of the pond. The trail ascends 300 feet from Pharaoh Lake for the first 0.4 mile and then descends 270 feet for the remaining 2.2 miles. Ice fishing is allowed but special regulations do apply. Pharaoh Lake Wildernes… If coming from the south, take a right onto 8N, turn left on Schroon River Road (Rt 30). 0!!0! Lake P ar dox Adirondack Hague Po t ersvi l 1 mile Pharaoh Lake Wilderness (F j ± Wa r ensbu g O fic : (5 18)6 23- 0 * No Public Access on easement lands!t!t!t!t!t (2)!t!t! The Pharaoh Lake Mountain Trail Map (PDF) is available to view and download. A few years ago, I went on a Columbus Day Weekend (October) backpacking trip with my friend Christine Benton to the Pharoh Lake Wilderness in the Adirondack region of New York State. You can ensure of continued good fishing opportunities in the future by fishing responsibly. Grizzle Ocean Loop Trail leaves the Grizzle Ocean Trail approximately 1.8 miles from the Putnam Pond Trailhead and loops 1.1 miles around Grizzle Ocean before returning to the Grizzle Ocean Trail 0.3 mile west. Three designated tent sites are located on the shore of Lost Pond which can be accessed from Lost Pond Trailhead via Lost Pond Trail. The Pharaoh Lake Trail Map (PDF) is available to view and download. A designated tent site is located on the shore of Crab Pond which can be accessed from the Pharaoh Lake Road Trailhead via Pharaoh Lake Trail and Crab Pond Trail. Glidden Marsh Trail extends 2.6 miles between Pharaoh Lake Loop Trail and the Pharaoh Mountain Trail. Three designated tent sites are located on the shore of Goose Pond which can be accessed from Crane Pond Trailhead via Crane Pond Trail and Goose Pond Trail. !0 0! Other large waters in the wilderness include 167-acre Crane Pond, 77-acre Gooseneck Pond, 66-acre Whortleberry Pond, 54-acre Berrymill Pond, 32-acre Crab Pond, 15-acre Oxshoe Pond and 13-acre Bear Pond. The Grizzle Ocean Trail Map (PDF) is available to view and download. The trail ascends 710 feet in the first 1.1 miles from the trailhead and descends 885 feet in the last 3.5 miles. General information on animals includes links to information about birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects that inhabit or migrate through the state. Putnam Pond borders the wilderness on the east and can be accessed from the Putnam Pond Boat Launch. The trail drops 100 feet in 0.1 mile to the shore of North Pond, after passing along the northern shore of the pond it ascends 170 feet in 0.1 mile. This is a key start-off point for hiking in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness area. If you have never been fishing but want to try, it's easy to learn how to fish. The remainder of the trail consists of gentle to moderate ascents and descents. Berrymill Pond has a lean-to on its northeastern shoreline and can be accessed from New Hague Road Trailhead or Putnam Pond Campground Trailhead South via Berrymill Pond Trail. The trail can be reached using the Clear Pond Trail, the Bear Pond Trail, the Rock Pond Connector Trail and the Rock Pond - Lily Pad Pond Trail. Additional information, outdoor equipment, trip suggestions and guided or self-guided tours may be obtained from outdoor guide and outfitting businesses. Gore Mountain Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are permitted on all hiking trails. Rock Pond Lean-to can be accessed from Putnam Pond Campground Trailhead North via Clear Pond Trail and Rock Pond Trail. The Pharaoh Lake Loop Trail Map (PDF) is available to view and download. Eagle Lake borders the wilderness on the north and can be accessed from the Eagle Bay Hand Launch. Proof of current negative Coggins certificate is required for all horses and out-of-state horse owners are required to produce a 30-day health certificate. It contains lake trout, rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, brown bullhead, and sunfish. Pharaoh Lake Trail extends 3.3 miles from the Pharaoh Lake Road Trailhead to the intersection of trails at the outlet of Pharaoh Lake. Large, well-forested campsites with lots of privacy. General information on fishing includes fishing tips with links to seasons, rules and regulations. Choose from interior site camping, which requires a boat for access, or the developed area where car camping is accessible. Grizzle Ocean Lean-to can be access from Putnam Pond Trailhead via Grizzle Ocean Trail and Grizzle Ocean Loop Trail. 866-THE-LAKE(866-843-5253) 814 Bridge Road, Crown Point, NY 12928 :: Tel: 518-597-4649 814 Bridge Road, Crown Point, NY 12928 :: Tel: 518-597-4649 The Treadway Mountain Trail Map (PDF) is available to view and download. The wilderness is known for its abundance of small brook trout ponds, many of which are located alongside the excellent trail system. Practice Leave No Trace Principles (Leaves DEC website) when recreating in the Adirondacks to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, minimize impact on the natural resources and avoid conflicts other backcountry users. The trail ascends 350 feet and descends 370 feet in the 1.1 miles prior to reaching Rock Pond. General information on horseback riding includes safety tips and rules and regulations. Designated tent sites are for tents only. Campers should be prepared to hike farther than planned to reach an unoccupied lean-to and be prepared to use a designated tent site. The pond can be accessed from the New Hague Road Trailhead or the Putnam Pond Trailhead using the Berrymill Pond Trail. There are nearly 70 miles of foot trails in the wilderness and hiking is one of the main uses of the Pharaoh Lake region. Additionally, the cabin features Wi-Fi. Adirondack Regional Tourism Council (leaves DEC website), Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (leaves DEC website), and Ticonderoga Chamber of Commerce (leaves DEC Website) can provide information about other recreation, attractions and amenities in this area. Located near the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness in the Adirondack Park, Brant Lake is a small hamlet tucked away in northern Warren County. Brant Lake shares its name with the 5-mile long lake at the heart of the community, which attracts fishermen, boaters, paddlers, and families to the area each year. If crowds aren’t your speed or you crave a more authentic Adirondack experience, head up to the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness, accessible from the northern end of Brant Lake. The trail moderately rises and falls in the first 1.0 mile before ascending 355 feet in the next 1.5 miles. TRIP DETAILS: This is a beginner packpacking trip and will involve an easy 4.5 mile hike to our camp at Pharaoh Lake. 40-acre Berrymill Pond contains northern pike, brown bullhead, and yellow perch. Anglers may use the same trailheads and trails as hikers, the same hand launches as paddlers and the same campsites as campersto access and fish these waters. If you have never been fishing but want to try, it's easy to learn how to fish. General information on paddling includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules and regulations. Nine designated tent sites are located on the shore of Crane Pond and can only be accessed by water. The Springhill Ponds Trail Map (PDF) is available to view and download. All lands within the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness are open to hunting and trapping in season. Finding an unoccupied lean-to may be difficult. The trail gently ascends and descends with changes in elevations less than 100 feet. Crown Point Historic Site, Essex County Fish Hatchery are located in Crown Point about 10 miles away. These trails are great for snowshoeing. Hunters and trappers may use the parking areas, roads, seasonal access roads, trailheads, and trails used by hikers, and hand launches used by paddlers to access the lands and waters in this area. Pharaoh Lake Road Trailhead via Pharaoh Lake Trail, Pharaoh Lake Loop Trail and the Pharaoh Mountain Trail; Long Swing/Blue Hill Trailhead via Long Swing Trail and Pharaoh Mountain Trail; Crane Pond Trailhead via Crane Pond Trail and Pharaoh Mountain Trail. The Rock Pond Connector Trail Map (PDF) is available to view and download. The trail descends 330 feet from the high point for 1.4 miles and then gently rises and falls until it reaches the shores of Pharaoh Lake. Putnam Pond is a key start off point for hikers trekking into the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness area. All users of Pharaoh Lake Wilderness must follow all State Land Use Regulations and should follow all Outdoor Safety Practices for the safety of the user and protection of the resource. Schaefer wanted the Northway route to avoid impacting an area he considered had great potential as a future Wilderness, Pharaoh Lake, Pharaoh Mountain, and the area’s myriad smaller ponds. 50-acre Whortleberry Pond contains brook trout and sunfish. Pharaoh Lake Wilderness is a wilderness area in Adirondack Mountains, Adirondack Park, NY. From the DEC boat launch in the campground on Putnam Pond we paddled about two miles to the carry at the other end of the lake, about three quarters of a mile from Rock Pond. Big game hunting for white-tailed deer and black bear is popular. 30-acre Crab Pond contains brook trout, brown trout and brown bullhead. The summit of Pharaoh Mountain and the shores of Pharaoh Lake and numerous other waters are the most popular destinations. Our first night we found ourselves at the Grizzle Ocean lean-to. Bill had been wanting to fish the pond for years, and he was sure we had a chance for some big brook trout. Having trouble using this site? Lake trout are the most populated fish in the area and brook trout are catchable too. Help Protect Native Adirondack Fish; populations of brook trout, round whitefish and other native Adirondack fish species have severely declined due to introduced fish. Lake trout are the most populated fish in the area and brook trout are catchable too. 14 designated tent sites are located on the shore of Pharaoh Lake along Pharaoh Lake Loop Trail which can be accessed from: Pharaoh Mountain Tent Site can be accessed from: Two designated tent sites are located on the shore of Springhill Ponds which can be accessed from New Hague Road Trailhead via Springhill Ponds Trail and Springhill Ponds Spur Trail. Crane Pond Trailhead via Crane Pond Trail, Pharaoh Mountain Trail, Glidden Marsh Trail, and Short Swing Trail. The Pharaoh Lake Wilderness is over 45,000 acres of land and contains 39 bodies of waters that covers 1,100 acres of foot trails. It is a popular day-hiking adventure for those camping at Putnam Pond State Campground.