The Sheep Meadow Trail is used more often as a cross-country ski trail, but it is a very attractive walk in the area and not demanding. You will eventually progress to two very attractive backcountry lean-tos surrounded by small foothills of the Adirondacks. From the trailhead it’s very flat before a slight descent down to a crossing of the Osgood River. At the next intersection, which is unmarked, stay straight; right leads to grass Pond, then take an immediate left onto a foot trail that leaves the forest road.
Several rolling hills lead back to an old forest road. Follow the woods road to the left and continue a nice leisurely walk to the end of the trail. These lean-tos don’t get much use, so if you want to be alone for the weekend this is a good opportunity.
How do I get there?
Follow Route 30 south out of Malone toward Paul Smiths. Continue to Mountain Pond Road on the left. Drive down Mountain Pond Road for 0.25 mile to a gated woods road. The parking area is on the left.
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