Cascade Pond and Rock Pond

Cascade Pond and Rock Pond

How to get there

From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30 in Blue Mountain Lake follow Route 28/30 toward Indian Lake. Continue for just under 1-mile to where CR 19 comes in sharply on your right and follow here. Go down CR19 for about 0.25 miles to a dirt road on the left with a sign for Cascade Pond. Drive down this road for about 0.1 miles to the trailhead on the right.

Trail Description

The trail is wide and well used, a nice walk in the woods. You will quickly drop down over an old wood bridge before you start an easy hike to Rock Pond which comes in at around 0.6 miles. From there the hike remains easy to moderate but does go over a small hogback in route to the pond. You will come first to the lean-to at 2.6 miles from the trailhead. Continue a bit further for other views of the pond or even further to the Northville/Placid Trail (0.9 miles from lean-to) and Stephens Pond (1.4 miles).

Round Trip Distance

5.2 miles, from outer gate

Approximate Round Trip time

Family with Young Kids

  • 3 to 3.5 hours

Experienced Hiker

  • 2 to 2.5 hours

Inexperienced Hiker

  • 2.5 to 3 hours

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