Deer Pond Loop
Scenic and Destination Hikes and Mtn. Bike Rides Adirondack Park
State Rt 30
Length: 7 mile loop
Located near the junction of Route 30 and Route 3 between Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake, the Deer Pond Loop converts from a nice hike in summer to a great place to explore on skis in winter. This loop trail is also enjoyed by mountain bikers.
The trail is a mixture of coniferous and deciduous forest, and terrain ranges from level ground as the loop follows Old Wawbeek Road to steep hills as it approaches the ponds.
The 7 mile loop trail to this remote pond traverses a Norway spruce plantation and a sugar maple, birch and beech forest. Deer Pond offers good fishing and a number of nice picnic spots along its shore, accessible via a short side trail. At least half of this hike is on level terrain.
Access is from one of two points: the parking area about a half mile west of where Routes 3 and 30 separate, or from the parking area on the west side of Route 30 north of Wawbeek above this same junction. A DEC trailhead sign marks road entrance to parking area if choosing the Old Wawbeek Rd access.