Kibby Pond

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This relatively easy hike crosses a beautiful brook, then heads up a moderate climb to the shores of pretty Kibby Pond.  The trail may be muddy in spots and requires scrambling over a few downed trees, but it is well-marked and easy to follow.  One primitive campsite is located right at the trail’s end and another can be found just a short distance south.


Location: State Route 8, Johnsburg
Parking and Directions:

locationTake the Northway to exit 23.  Turn west on Diamond Point Rd and then right onto US-9 north for 4.2 miles.  Turn left onto NY-28N south and continue for 10.7 miles.  Turn left onto NY-8 south and continue for 11.5 miles, approximately 5.6 miles past the hamlet of Bakers Mills.  The trail head, with a small sign that may be easily missed, is on the left.  Parking is along the road.

Google Maps directions
Trailhead Coordinates:  -74 6.33 43 34.67


trail head


Kibby Pond


lady slippers are in abundance around the pond in early June


campsite at the trail’s end, complete with rowboat


second campsite south of trail’s end

Things to Do Nearby: Hike to Cod Pond or Stewart Creek Flow along the Oregon Trail from the nearby Cod Pond trail head, or camp at one of the many nearby primitive campsites.