Adirondack Wilderness Explorers
Powered by The Groups Place
 Home  Login  Register  Calendar

Siamese Ponds Backpacking

Date and Time

06/30/2018 9:00 AM EDT


The Siamese Ponds lie at the heart of the Siamese Ponds Wilderness. They are remote, but relatively easy to reach due to the presence of a direct trail to the lower pond via Route 8. Several campsites are scattered along the shoreline.

Join me for a weekend of backpacking at this wild place. We will follow the East Branch Sacandaga to a suspension bridge, and then climb into the hills to reach the ponds. A good and well-used trail leads most of the way, but we will probably have to bushwhack to find a good campsite.

Can you tolerate a few mosquitoes? Do you need some quality time spent next to a campfire? Since this is the beginning of a popular vacation week, we probably won't have the woods to ourselves. But we should have a fine time in the woods regardless!

Campsite at Siamese Ponds

Photo: Campsite at Siamese Ponds

Siamese Ponds

Photo: Exploring the Siamese Ponds


Hiking Distance: 6 miles one-way by trail to the ponds, with about 2400 feet of elevation change. Some amount of bushwhacking will be required to seek out one of the campsites on the shoreline

Meeting Location: This information will be sent to trip participants via email. Please ensure your settings allow event-related emails.

Risk Statement: While we never deliberately court dangerous situations, the exploration of wilderness areas implies personal risk, such as being injured in a remote area. By participating in any Adirondack Wilderness Explorer event, you agree to assume full responsibility for the personal safety and well being of yourself and your guests.

Seasonal Conditions: Summer is here! Expect to encounter a few bugs in addition to sun and warm weather. Don't be surprised if the nights are a little cool.

What to Bring:

  • Tent & sleeping bag
  • Backpack
  • Water filer or purification
  • Stove & cookware
  • Food for 2 days and 1 night
  • Warm clothing for nighttime
  • Swim wear for those who are so inclined

Click Here for Weather Forecast

Location: Siamese Ponds Wilderness

Hamilton / Warren County, New York

Event Images

Go to Gallery