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Adirondack Hiking Trails

Hiking in the Adirondacks is a favorite activity of residents and visitors alike. There are countless trails and mountains to discover throughout the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park. Hikes vary from short and easy to steep and strenuous.

Included here are some of Adirondack.net's hiking guides, with articles and suggestions on where to find some spectacular hikes. Also included are safety tips, family hiking ideas, dog-friendly hikes, and more.

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11 Hikes For Beginners

There are many great hiking options for beginners who want to enjoy the amazing views of the Adirondacks without overdoing it.

See 11 Hikes for Beginners »

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10 Best Summit Views

These photos showcase mountain summits with possibly the 10 best views in the Adirondacks. See them for yourself!

See the 10 Best Views »

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Adirondack High Peaks

The High Peaks region of the Adirondacks is a haven for hiking enthusiasts. Discover more information on the 46 High Peaks, including difficulty, summit height, hike time and more.

Go to High Peaks Guide »

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Complete A Challenge

Make a name for yourself! Read up on these Adirondack hiking challenges and get ready to push yourself to the limit.

See Adirondack hiking challenges »

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Dog Friendly Hikes

Many trails welcome dogs; after all, it is the wilderness! Check out this guide for tips on hiking with your dog and a list of doggy hikes.

See dog friendly hikes »

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Kid Friendly Hikes

See our list of kid friendly hikes. Then, read our guide to making your family's hike memorable!

See kid friendly hikes »


How I Feel When Hiking

Hiking in the ADKs gives me so many great feelings that I have trouble putting them into words. Instead, I decided to put them into pictures!

See how I feel when I hike in the ADKs »

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Top 10 Things I Wish I Knew

Hiking for the first time in the Adirondacks? Let us help you out! Check out the Top 10 Things I Wish I Knew When I First Started Hiking in the ADKs!

See beginner tips to hiking in the ADKs >>

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Our Favorite Hikes

Adirondack hiking enthusiasts from all over share their favorite hikes! Then hike on over to our Facebook page for updates, news, and more!

See the fan favorites »


Day Hike Pairings

These hikes are great when paired if you're looking to do two Adirondack hikes back to back.

See the list of complementary hikes »

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10 Mistakes New Hikers Makes

Every new hiker is bound to make some mistakes. Let us help you avoid some rookie mistakes before you take on a hike in the Adirondacks!

Avoid these rookie mistakes before hiking »

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What Do I Pack in my Backpack?

Packing a backpack is one of the most important steps to take before hiking in the Adirondacks. Check out some suggestions to pack while hiking in both warm and cold weather!

Find what you need to pack in your backpack »

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Where Am I?

Have no fear of getting lost. See our guide of helpful tips on map and compass basics, area maps and more resources.

See compass and map basics »

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All Adirondack Hikes

View a complete list of hikes in the Adirondacks, and sort by region to discover hikes that are right for you!

View all Adirondack hiking mountains »

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Safety Tips

While you prepare for your hike, it is important that you remember to keep yourself and your family safe. Read up on hiking safety and how to identify poison ivy.

Read safety tips »

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More Outdoor Guides

See our guides page for specialzed guides like the paddling, rafting, and outdoor sporting guides.

See more guides »

See More Adirondack Guides »

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