A 5.9-mile hike to a lake that's great for fishing for native brook trout and for primitive lean-to camping along the shore.
Back in the 1880s, boats came over by scoot ’n drag cart from Big West Lake on a narrow pathway. This hike requires a good trail map and is a must when hiking in such remote locations. Leave word about your trip plans with others before you hike.
The Moose River Recreation Area. The trail is a 13-mile drive from the Limekiln entrance in Inlet. Drive 9.1 miles to the big "T" intersection, then turn right on Otter Brook Road and follow it as it crosses the Moose River and Otter Brook bridges before reaching the Falls Pond parking area on the left. The access road is a 15 mile per hour car and truck access in summer months only gravel dirt surface.
5.9 miles to the lake. No mountain bikes allowed.
It can take more than 10 hours to complete this hike. It isn't recommended for inexperienced hikers.
Not recommended. The Moose River Plains is a snowmobile corridor and not open to cars or trucks during the winter.