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Holcomb Pond Nature Area, NY

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Difficulty 1 of 5
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Distance Lasso-Loop 1.1 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,403 feet
Elevation Gain 104 feet
Accumulated Gain 223 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 30 minutes
Kokopelli Seeds 2.22
Interest Perennial Creek
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
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11  2022-09-20 Mike_W
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author avatar Guides 25
Routes 40
Photos 1,643
Trips 177 map ( 1,006 miles )
Age 50 Male Gender
Location Tucson, AZ
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Preferred May, Sep, Oct, Jun → 9 AM
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  6:56am - 5:02pm
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walk around the pond and back
by Mike_W

Overview
Holcomb pond is a 29-acre pond situated on the Northeast end of the Zoar Valley nature area in Gowanda, New York. Zoar Valley is a 2,978-acre nature area that includes a part of Cattaraugus Creek and which also has unique scenery, including a deep gorge, cliffs, waterfalls, and thick forest.


Hike
From the Holcomb Pond parking area, there will be a trail entrance heading South. Take this trail downhill to Holcomb Pond which will be on your left after 0.2 miles or less. The trail goes around the pond. There are grassy areas and forested areas along the way. There are also a few paths going to the shore of the pond at various stops. I saw a few small frogs jumping around near the border of the pond.

There's also a trail on the Northwest end of the pond leading West which is 1.6 miles long and connects to the South end of Unger road. There are a few other ponds 1/2 mile West of Holcomb pond.

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2022-09-21 Mike_W
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From the center of Gowanda, NY, take E Main St. Northeast 0.2 miles to Gowanda Zoar road and turn right. Take Gowanda Zoar road East 2.6 miles to Unger road and turn right. Take Unger road for 0.5 miles and turn left on Vail road. Take Vail road 0.9 miles. The parking area will be on the right side of the road.
    page created by Mike_W on Sep 21 2022 7:17 am
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