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Siamese Ponds Day Hiking
Sun, Nov 04 • 9:00 AM


Due to inclement weather on Saturday, this outing will now be offered as a day trip on Sunday.

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 some cool weather? Do you need some quality time spent next to a campfire? November weather is not always dependable, 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

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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: November weather can be very miserable, from sunny and mild days to cold and snow. It is best to prepare for cool weather, with adjustable layers of non-cotton clothing.

Hunting Season: This trip will occur during the big game hunting season. Dress in brightly colored clothing, and be prepared to leash your dog in areas where hunters are present.

What to Bring:

  • Tent & sleeping bag
  • Backpack
  • Water filer or purification
  • Stove & cookware
  • Food for 2 days and 1 night
  • Warm clothing for nighttime
  • Brightly colored clothing for hunting season
  • Leash for dogs in areas where hunters are present

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Siamese Ponds Wilderness

Hamilton / Warren County, New York