Clear Pond

Clear Pond

Hiking

How to get there

From the intersection of Route 30 and Route 28 in Indian Lake follow Route 30 for a mile to Big Brook Road on the left. Continue to Starbuck Road on the left and follow here. Continue past many private roads and the trailhead will be at the T-intersection right on the corner.

Trail Description

The Clear Pond Trail stays relatively flat for over a quarter of a mile before it starts to climb slightly up on the shoulder of a small ridge. There is an old trail that comes in on the right, this trail leads over to John Pond, if you see it head left. The trail remains flat once again before a slight descent brings you to the pond.

Distances

2.2 miles, round trip

Family with Young Kids

  • 1.5 hours

Experienced Hiker

  • 1 hour

Inexperienced Hiker

  • 1 hour

Snowshoeing

How to get there

From the intersection of Route 30 and Route 28 in Indian Lake follow Route 30 for a mile to Big Brook Road on the left. Continue to Starbuck Road on the left and follow here. Continue past many private roads and the trailhead will be at the T-intersection right on the corner.

Trail Description

The Clear Pond Trail stays relatively flat for over a quarter of a mile before it starts to climb slightly up on the shoulder of a small ridge. There is an old trail that comes in on the right, this trail leads over to John Pond, if you see it head left. The trail remains flat once again before a slight descent brings you to the pond.

Distances

2.2 miles, round trip

Family with Young Kids

  • 1.5 hours

Experienced Hiker

  • 1 hour

Inexperienced Hiker

  • 1 hour

Fishing

Directions to Access Points

From the intersection of Route 30 and Route 28 in Indian Lake follow Route 30 for a mile to Big Brook Road on the left. Continue to Starbuck Road on the left and follow here. Continue past many private roads and the trailhead will be at the T-intersection right on the corner.

Shoreline Fishing

This access and pond is now on state land and is open to the public. Shore fishing is the only option for this backcountry pond, but there are plenty of spots along the shore as well as rock outcroppings near the outlet on the south side to use to access the open water. To reach the pond you will need to hike roughly 2.6 miles from the outer gate.

Boat access

No boat access

Fish Species Types

Brook Trout

Special Regulations

Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.

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