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Slush Pond Trails Trailhead

Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 30, near Paul Smiths in Franklin County

Walk or mountain bike on dirt roads and forest trails of the Slush Pond and Hays Brook area.

One has three options on this section of Hays Brook Area roads and trails. First is the Slush Pond Horse Trail, with the trailhead from Route 30 accessed by turning onto the dirt road opposite Hays Brook Area and continue for 1.3 miles to horse trail on the right. This a short stretch of single-track with a series of small hills, heading in a northwesterly direction through plantations and natural clearings to McColloms Road, with Route 30 about two miles down the road to the right.

Second option is the Slush Pond 7 mile loop: To turn this into a seven mile loop, turn right on Route 30 and travel another 2.3 miles back to Slush Pond Road. Turn right and continue for another 1.3 miles back to the starting point.

A third option is mtn bike riding, skiing, or snowshoeing into Slush Pond from Route 30 for 2.1 miles on seasonal road.

Closest Community:

Paul Smiths

Closest Byway:Adirondack Trail
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:State Rt. 30
Months Occurring:january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december
Best Season:spring, summer, fall and winter
Best Time:

a enjoyable mountain bike

Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no


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