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Hiking In The Adirondacks

Love to hike? Go hiking in the Adirondacks! Explore the great outdoors on some of the best mountains in the northeast. Find Adirondack hiking trails, professional guides and hiking equipment stores right here on Adirondack.net.

Before you begin your trek up the hills and mountains, be prepared! View our Adirondack hiking guide for popular trails, hikes for beginners, trails for kids and dogs, hiking challenges,  tips, 46 High Peaks and more!

Haystack Mountain Saranac Lake, NY
Not to be confused with the High Peak Mt. Haystack, this one is in Ray Brook and offers a friendlier climb.
Esther Mountain Wilmington, NY
Esther Mountain
Esther Mountain is the 28th-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,240 ft.
Pharaoh Lake
Pharaoh Lake
Numerous crystal-clear ponds, vistas resulting from rock outcrops and severe fires, and intriguing geographic names such as Grizzle Ocean, Thunderbolt Mountain, Oxshoe Pond and Desolate Brook, make this one of the most appealing Adirondack areas.
Dix Mountain Keene, NY
Dix Mountain
Dix Mountain is the sixth-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks with an elevation of 4,857 ft.
Cascade Mountain Keene, NY
Photo: Kim Colvin
Cascade Mountain is the 36th-highest of New York's Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,098 ft.
Hough Peak North Hudson, NY
Hough Peak
Hough Peak is the 23rd highest mountain in New York State, with an elevation of 4,400 ft.
Black Mountain Clemons, NY
Black Mountain
A relatively easy hike with a few challenging spots, Black Mountain offers four incredible rewards for the price of one. Length: 2.5 miles.
Mount Marcy Keene, NY
Mount Marcy
Mount Marcy is the highest peak in New York State, with an elevation of 5,344 ft.
Field and Forest Trail Westport, NY
Field and Forest Trail is an easy hike, about 2.5 miles, that goes over an old beaver dam.
Basin Mountain Keene, NY
Basin Mountain
Basin Mountain is the 9th-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks with an elevation of 4,827 ft.
Giant Mountain Keene, NY
Giant Mountain
Giant Mountain is the 12th-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks with an elevation of 4,627 ft.
Armstrong Mountain Keene Valley, NY
Armstrong Mountain
Armstrong Mountain is the 22nd-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,400 ft.
Donaldson Mountain Harrietstown, NY
Donaldson Mountain
Donaldson Mountain, also called Mount Donaldson, is the 33rd-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks with an elevation of 4140'. It is the middle peak in the Seward Range, with Seward Mountain to the northeast and Mount Emmons to the south.
Mount Haystack Keene, NY
Mount Haystack
Mount Haystack is the third highest peak in New York State with an elevation of 4,960 ft.
Allen Mountain Keene Valley, NY
Allen Mountain
Allen Mountain has an elevation of 4,340' and is one of New York's 46 Adirondack High Peaks. There is no official trail to Allen's summit, so most hikers follow a herd path and a series of logging roads.
Lower Wolf Jaw Mountain Keene, NY
Lower Wolf Jaw Mountain
Lower Wolf Jaw Mountain is the 30th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,175 ft.
Scarface Mountain North Elba, NY
Although it has a scary name, Scarface is a fun and excellent day hike and a member of the Saranac Lake 6er Challenge.
Blake Peak Keene, NY
Blake Peak
Blake Peak is the 43rd of the Adirondacks' 46 High Peaks, with an elevation of 3,960 ft.
South Dix Mountain North Hudson, NY
South Dix Mountain
South Dix Mountain is the 37th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,060 ft.
Wadhams Lookout Trail Westport, NY
Wadhams Lookout Trail is an easy .3 mile hike to the overlook.
Gothics Mountain Keene, NY
Gothics Mountain
Gothics Mountain is the 10th-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,736 ft.
Saddleback Mountain Keene, NY
Saddleback Mountain
Saddleback Mountain is the 17th highest peak in New York State with an elevation of 4,515 ft.
Goodman Mountain Tupper Lake, NY
Goodman Mountain is approximately 3 miles round-trip and stands 2,176 feet high. The difficulty level of the hike is considered to be easy-to-moderate.
Cliff Mountain Newcomb, NY
Cliff Mountain
Cliff Mountain is 44th out of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 3,960 ft.
Big Slide Mountain Keene, NY
Big Slide Mountain
Big Slide Mountain is the 27th-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,240 ft.
Nippletop Mountain North Hudson, NY
Nippletop Mountain
Nippletop Mountain is the 13th highest mountain in New York State with an elevation of 4,620 ft.
Mount Colvin Keene, NY
Mount Colvin
Mount Colvin is the 39th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,057 ft.
Sleeping Beauty Fort Ann, NY
Sleeping Beauty
Located on the eastern shore of Lake George, Sleeping Beauty is a moderately easy hike with just a few rough spots along the way.
Baker Mountain Saranac Lake, NY
Baker Mountain
Baker Mountain, located near Saranac Lake, NY, is one of the best family hikes in the Adirondacks.
John Dillon Park Long Lake, NY
John Dillon Park
Bring the whole family for a day of picnicking, hiking, and paddling at John Dillon Park. Or, stay overnight at one of the lean-tos. Park is open seasonally.
Mount Skylight
Mount Skylight
Mount Skylight is the fourth highest mountain in New York State with an elevation of 4,926 ft.
Jay Mountain Jay, NY
Jay Mountain
Jay Mountain is located in the Town of Jay about 20 miles away from Lake Placid Village. The 2.5-mile hike up the 3,600 foot mountain is relatively easy and offers a wide open view of the surrounding area.
Pitchoff Mountain Keene, NY
Pitchoff Mountain
Pitchoff Mountain tops out at 3,600' and is the 80th-highest peak in the Adirondack Park. It is situated in the Sentinel Range adjacent to Cascade Pass and the Cascade Lakes.
Art Farm Trail Westport, NY
Art Farm Trail is an easy hike that covers 1.5 miles round-trip. The trailhead is located on Walker/Sayre Road .6 miles north of Lewis-Wadhams Road.
Buck Mountain Lake George, NY
Buck Mountain
The bald-rock summit of Buck Mountain offers, above all, a sense of serenity and peace. The cool breeze, the endless expanse of green, and the spectacular scenery all unite to give you a unique Adirondack experience.
Street Mountain North Elba, NY
Street Mountain
Street Mountain is the 31st-highest of New York's High Peaks with an elevation of 4,166 ft.
Rocky Peak Ridge Keene, NY
Rocky Peak Ridge
Rocky Peak Ridge is the 20th highest mountain in New York State, with an elevation of 4,420 ft.
Porter Mountain Keene, NY
Porter Mountain
Porter Mountain is the 38th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,059 ft.
McKenzie Mountain St. Armand, NY
McKenzie Mountain is a highly visible mountain in Saranac Lake because it has two peaks on the summit.
Phelps Mountain North Elba, NY
Phelps Mountain
Phelps Mountain is the 32nd-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,161 ft.
Dial Mountain Keene, NY
Dial Mountain
Dial Mountain is the 41st-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,020 ft.
Algonquin Peak North Elba, NY
Algonquin Peak
Algonquin Peak is located in the Adirondacks' MacIntyre Range in the town of North Elba, NY. Algonquin is the second-highest mountain in New York State, and is one of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks.
Sawteeth Mountain Harrietstown, NY
Sawteeth Mountain
Sawteeth Mountain is the 35th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,100 ft.
Crane Mountain Johnsburg, NY
Crane Mountain
Crane Mountain is located in the southern Adirondacks, and although it has steep and difficult sections, it is generally regarded as manageable for kids.
Iroquois Peak Newcomb, NY
Iroquois Peak
Iroquois Peak is the 8th largest peak in New York State with an elevation of 4,840 ft.
Gray Mountain Keene, NY
Gray Mountain
Gray Peak is the 7th highest mountain in New York State, with en elevation of 4,840 ft.
Thomas Mountain Trail Lake George Bolton, NY
Located near Bolton Landing, this is a nice hike that takes about 2 hours round trip for the average hiker.
This is a three mile hike round trip near Bolton Landing it is a moderate hike takes 45-60 minutes to reach the cabin. Can be steep at times. Leads to a cabin on the top that is furnished and views of Lake George. Allow for 2 hours round trip.
Table Top Mountain Essex County, NY
Table Top Mountain
Table Top Mountain is the 19th highest mountain in New York State, with an elevation 4,427 ft.
Santanoni Peak Newcomb, NY
Santanoni Peak
Santanoni Peak is the 14th highest mountain in New York State, with an elevation of 4,607 ft.
Cat Mountain Bolton Landing, NY
Cat Mountain
Most Lake George hiking trails offer views of small segments of the lake and its surroundings. The Cat Mountain hike lets you see nearly the entire lake, many mountains on its western and eastern shores and distant mountains to the south & east.
Tongue Mountain
Tongue Mountain
Tongue Mountain offers a spectacular, close-up, vertical 1,000-foot peek into one of the clearest, most beautiful lakes in the world.
Grace Peak (formerly known as East Dix) North Hudson, NY
Grace Peak (formerly known as East Dix)
Grace Peak is the 42nd highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,012 ft.
Dean Farm Heritage Trail - Handicap Accessible Stony Creek, NY
Dean Farm Heritage Trail - Handicap Accessible
Dean Farm Heritage Trail is handicap accessible and is located in Stony Creek, NY.
Mount Redfield Keene, NY
Mount Redfield
Mount Redfield is the 15th highest of New York State's Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,606 ft.
Panther Peak Newcomb, NY
Panther Peak
Panther Peak is the 18th highest mountain in NY State, with an elevation of 4,442 ft.
Roaring Brook Falls
Roaring Brook Falls
If you are planning a leisurely day trip to Lake Placid, this marvel has all the elements of the perfect "stopping place": a short, easy walk; adventure for all; verdant shade; and a cool, green setting on even the hottest of days.
Mount Colden Keene, NY
Mount Colden
Mount Colden is the 11th highest peak in New York State, with an elevation of 4,714 ft.
Long Valley Trail Westport, NY
This simple hike is 1.7 miles long.
Ampersand Mountain Harrietstown, NY
Ampersand Mountain is a popular hike in the Adirondacks, and is part of the Saranac Lake 6ers challenge.
Whiteface Mountain Wilmington, NY
Whiteface Mountain
Whiteface Mountain is the 5th highest mountain in New York State with an Elevation of 4,867 ft.
Macomb Mountain North Hudson, NY
Macomb Mountain
Macomb Mountain is the 21st highest mountain in New York State, with an elevation of 4,405 ft.
Seward Mountain Harrietstown, NY
Seward Mountain
Seward Mountain is the 24th highest Mountain in New York State, with an elevation of 4,361 ft.
Adirondack Mountain and Stream Guide Service Olmstedville, NY
A Picturesque Trip on the Lake with Adirondack Mountain and Stream Guide Service
Jamie Frasier of Adirondack Mountain and Stream Guide Service and his team have been guiding adventurous folk like you through the Adirondacks' mountains, lakes, rivers, and streams for over 25 years.
Schaefer Trail - North Creek Reservoir
Start with by walking along the Carol Thomas Memorial trail then head on to the half day hike to North Creek Reservoir.
Mount Marshall Newcomb, NY
Mount Marshall
Mount Marshall is the 25th highest mountain in New York State., with an elevation of 4,360 feet.
Stewarts Ledge Fort Ann, NY
This is the view from Stewart's Ledge, you are not at the top of the mountain, rather at a great viewing point to see the south eastern basin of Lake George
A relatively short hike up the east side to a spot with great views of Lake George. The hike up takes 20-30 minutes. It is not strenuous, although there is 5 minutes of uphill climbing. This is a great easy hike for younger kids due to wide path
Mount Emmons Harrietstown, NY
Mount Emmons
Mount Emmons is the 40th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,040 ft.
Watch Hill Trail
Watch Hill Trail
The 1.6-mile Watch Hill Trail is located in the Jessup River Wild Forest off State Route 30 between the Hamilton County communities of Speculator and Indian Lake.
Gurney Lane Recreation Area Queensbury, NY
Gurney Lane Recreation Area
The Gurney Lane Recreation Area offers recreational opportunities for all seasons. The 150+ acre trail system can be used for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, hiking, ice skating, and sledding.
Pharaoh Lake Trail Adirondack, NY
View of Pharaoh Lake from the outlet bridge view is toward the north
The Pharaoh Lake Trail is located in the Pharoah Lake Wilderness near Schroon Lake. We took the trail from Pharaoh Road to the bottom of the lake. This is a long mostly flat hike.
Mount Severance Schroon Lake, NY
Mount Severance
Mount Severance tops out at 1,693 feet and features terrific views. It can be accessed one half mile south of the intersection between Route 74 and State Route 9 in Schroon Lake.
Baxter Mountain Keene, NY
This short, 1.1 mile hike offers big rewards and is great for beginners and those with young kids.
Sawyer Mountain Indian Lake, NY
Sawyer Mountain
Sawyer Mountain is located on Route 28 between the towns of Blue Mountain Lake and Indian Lake. The hike is 2.2 miles round trip and the summit can be reached in about an hour.
Upper Wolf Jaw Mountain Keene, NY
Upper Wolf Jaw Mountain
Upper Wolf Jaw Mountain is the 29th highest mountain in New York State, with an elevation of 4,185 ft.
Wright Peak North Elba, NY
Wright Peak
Wright Peak is the 16th highest mountain in New York State with an elevation of 4,580 ft.
Couchsachraga Peak Newcomb, NY
Couchsachraga Peak
Couchsachraga Peak is the 46th-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 3,820 ft.
Shelving Rock Falls & Shelving Rock Summit
Shelving Rock Falls & Shelving Rock Summit
Shelving Rock Summit is a 1.7 mile hike (3.4 round trip) on the Eastern side of Lake George that usually takes around an hour or so to get up. Shelving Rock Falls, is an easy hike along a waterfall to the shores of Lake George.
Stillwater Mountain Webb, NY
Stillwater Mountain
Stillwater Mountain is located in the town of Webb, Herkimer County, on Big Moose Road. It overlooks the Stillwater Reservoir and is an easy hike up to the top.
Seymour Mountain Harrietstown, NY
Seymour Mountain
Seymour Mountain is the 34th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,120 ft.
Nye Mountain North Elba, NY
Nye Mountain
Nye Mountain is the 45th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 3,895 ft.
Adirondack Interpretive Center Newcomb, NY
The Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) features 3.6 miles of trails along the shoreline of Rich Lake and Rich Lake outlet.
Hackensack Mountain Warrensburg, NY
Hackensack Mountain is a small Adirondack mountain located in Warrensbug, NY and rises approximately 1,357 feet.