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Adirondack Hiking Guide

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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A Beginners Guide

New to hiking in the Adirondacks? Find some great beginner hikes, tips on what to bring, and more in our beginners guide!

See the beginners guide to ADK hiking »

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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 the 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 »

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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 »


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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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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Spring Hiking

Spring is mud season in the Adirondacks, so it's important that you take special precautions to protect yourself and the environment when you go hiking this time of year.

Read spring hiking tips »

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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 »


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