Horse Pond Mountain Loop

Long Pond Ironworks State Park

Monksville Reservoir from Long Pond Mountain - Photo by Daniel Chazin Monksville Reservoir from Long Pond Mountain - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This lollipop-loop hike climbs to the summit of Horse Pond Mountain, with panoramic views over the Monksville Reservoir.

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From the parking area, proceed east for about 200 feet along the south side of Greenwood Lake Turnpike. Just after crossing the highway bridge over Hewitt Brook, you will see the trailhead of the blue-blazed Hewitt-Butler Trail, marked by a triple blaze on a tree. There is also a double (turn) teal diamond blaze for the Highlands Trail. Follow the joint Hewitt-Butler/Highlands Trail, which...

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November 24, 2020
Hike description has been updated
The hike description has been updated to reflect the new blazing scheme mentioned in the comment below.
Daniel Chazin
November 24, 2020
Blaze Change
The HB trail is still blazed blue but the Burnt Meadow loop is blazed green. White and yellow blazes have been replaced. Also the teal blazed Highlands trail aligns with both trails for parts of the hike. Otherwise, it is a terrific little hike.
October 26, 2017
One nice view but...
The view on the lake, about halfway through the hike, is pretty amazing. However, there are so few people on this hike (I did not see anyone even though I did it on a Sunday in August), that the whole way up and then down is full of spider webs, including at head level, which is not very pleasant.
Marie from France
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