Winter Overview: Winter access is not recommended for those on foot, as this is a snowmobile trail in the winter.
This easy, family-oriented trail is great for beginners in hiking and mountain biking. The trail begins on a wide snowmobile trail. After a short distance look for the blue disk markers on the left for the short spur trail to West Pond Falls.
The falls are not large but they are wonderful for exploration. If you carefully climb the falls' rocky outcrops it's possible to follow the stream to West Pond just a hundred yards away. Just take the trail on your right back to the main trail.
If you wish to visit the pond without visiting the falls, look for the yellow disk markers, which branch off from the main trail on the left. West Pond is within sight of the main trail.
Location: From Route 28 in Eagle Bay, go 6 miles north on Big Moose Road. When you pass the Big Moose Chapel on your right look to the left after 500 yards and you'll see a state DEC parking area with a sign for Old School House Orvis. Park here and sign in at the trailhead register.
Distance: It's only 0.5 mile to the pond.
This is an easy 1 to 2 hour hike for most.