The 10 Best Hiking Views In The Adirondacks

The greatest hiking reward is a breathtaking view!

We compiled a guide to the hikes with the best views in the Adirondacks. Our Facebook fans submit beautiful photos of the week, which prove how truly spectacular the Adirondack mountains can be. Don't take our word for it, scroll through this guide to find the perfect hike, then see it for yourself! Submit your own beautiful views on Facebook and your photo could be featured along with these.

Wright Peak

Wright Peak is the 16th highest mountain in New York, so it offers spectacular view during all seasons.
Wright Peak

Gothics Mountain

The 10th highest in the state, Gothics Mountain is named for its characteristic rock slides that resemble Gothic architecture. See them yourself!
Summit of Gothics

Panther Mountain

Panther Mountain is a great beginners' hike -  but you won't need much convincing to try it out. Just look at that view of the clouds below!
Panther Mountain

Whiteface Mountain

Whiteface is accessible by motor vehicle, so you don't have to climb it to see the awesome view that captured the world during the 1980 Winter Olympics.
Whiteface Mountain

Mount Colden

Mount Colden has two trails that approach the summit, so take your pick on how to get to the top and see those gorgeous, peaceful peaks below.
Mount Colden

Crane Mountain

Rain or shine, sun or snow, Crane Mountain offers a splendid view of the valleys below.
Crane Mountain

Giant Mountain

You don't have to look down to get a beautiful view. The coulds align above Giant Mountain for a gorgeous winter scene.
Giant Mountain

Adirondack Fire Towers

Some Adirondack peaks are topped with vintage fire towers. Those that are in good enough shape to climb offer a spectacular view of the mountains below - and the hikers!
Vanderwhacker Mt. Fire Tower

Baxter Mountain

A double rainbow is always a priceless view, but this one atop Baxter Mountain highlights the magical scenery the Adirondacks offers.
Baxter Mountain Rainbows

Cascade Mountain

The top of Cascade Mountain is often shrouded in snow while green trees peek out from below.
Cascade Mountain

See Them For Yourself

Check out the Adirondack.net Hiking Guide to hike these peaks, and all the other great peaks in the Adirondacks. Don't forget to take a pic and share it - you might just end up on Adirondack.net!
See Them Yourself!

Of course, every Adirondack hike has rewarding views from the summit and along the trail! This is just our editorial choice! Every hiker has their own suggestions for the most beautiful views in the Adirondack Mountains, so ask around and check them out yourself - you won't be disappointed. We hope these 10 hikes give you an idea of the breathtaking views you're in for. See a list of more Adirondack Mountain hikes, and discover your favorite view!

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