From the four-way intersection in Wilmington, follow Route 86 toward Jay. In Jay, take a right onto Route 9N and head toward Keene. Continue for a bit over 6.5 miles and turn left on Styles Brook Road. Follow that for about a mile. The trailhead is on the left, parking is on the right.
This is a wonderful hike back to a seldom-visited pond. You will hike through a forest of deep green, pass babbling brooks, and walk beneath some very interesting rock features.
The trail climbs several hundred feet to reach the pond, but it is well graded and laid out. The route passes through a narrow saddle between two small knobs before descending slightly to the shore. The path sweeps around the pond to the north side, where excellent views across the water await.
Round Trip Distance
Most hikers can complete this trek in less than 3 hours.