From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30, follow Route 30 toward Speculator. Continue for 0.5 mile and turn left on Big Brook Road. After 6.6 miles there's a road with a steel bridge on the right. There is a trail marker located here, but no sign. Park here — Round Pond is 2.2 miles up this trail.
Very good along the north shore. The trail follows the north shore, so access to it is excellent.
Not recommended since it would require a long carry of 2.2 miles.
- While the hike to Round Pond is long the fishing is very good, especially if you are in search of panfish.
- The panfish are of decent size and can be caught in abundance with just a hook and worm.
Panfish, bullhead, brown trout
Always follow state fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional DEC office.