This hike requires a canoe paddle to the trail head. Put in at the Indian Lake Islands boat ramp, and canoe the 3.3 mile (one way) to the landing on John Mack Bay, just past a small island near campsite 26. The trail head is clearly marked by a DEC signpost on the shore. The hike on land to the pond is approximately 1.4 mile long, and after gaining elevation, you drop back down the gain by the time you get to the pond. This is truly backcounty hiking at its best.