Dix Mountain is the sixth-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks with an elevation of 4,857 ft.
A round-trip trek up and down Dix is about 13.2 miles long, and on average takes about 10 hours to hike. The hike is regarded as challenging and should not be attempted by children or beginners.
Dix Mountain is a gateway to four other High Peaks; Hough, Macomb, South Dix (Carson Peak) and Grace Peak (East Dix).
The best time to climb Dix Mountain is in the summer, because the trail can become very wet during other seasons.
Hikers most commonly use the Elk Lake Trailhead on Elk Lake Road. The trail leads hikers past the Slide Brook and Lillian Brook lean-to's.