Mount Haystack is the third highest peak in New York State with an elevation of 4,960 ft.
Check out the great Mount Haystack! Mount Haystack is the third highest mountain in the Adirondack Park and is an extremely challenging climb. Mount Haystack does not get many hikers, besides aspiring members of the Adirondack Forty-Sixers. With an Elevation of 4,960 ft and an average trip length of 17.8 miles, this trip will take about 12 hours to hike.
To reach Mount Haystack, many hikers follow the Johns Brook Trail from the Garden Parking area in Keene Valley to the Phelps Trail and then use the Shorey’s Short Cut to get over the Range trail.
Another hiking option would be to come along the Great Range itself and hike Mount Haystack before Mount Marcy—or combine the hike with the neighboring mountains Basin and Saddleback.
Mount Haystack has what hikers call “Devil’s Half Mile,” the stretch of the hike that has extremely steep terrain. Make sure you’re careful!