Armstrong Mountain is the 22nd-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,400 ft.
The round-trip hike is approximately 12 miles, and takes an average of 7 hours to complete. Because the trail is steep and challenging, it is not recommended for families or inexperienced hikers.
To reach the Armstrong Mountain trailhead, follow Route 73 from Lake Placid to Saint Huberts. The trail is located on the Adirondack Mountain Reserve, so dogs are not allowed.
Armstrong can be summitted on its own or in combination with Gothics and Upper and Lower Wolf Jaw Mountains.
The trail has a steep grade, and hikers should be prepared for slippery conditions near Beaver Meadow Falls, which the trail passes. Also take note that ladders are involved in this hike.
Note: From May 1 to October 31, a free parking reservation is required for single-day and overnight access to the parking lot, trailheads, and trails located on the privately owned Adirondack Mountain Reserve. Visit the official website to book your reservation: https://www.hikeamr.org/