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Gray Peak

Keene, NY 12943


Standing at 4,840 feet, Gray Peak is the 7th tallest Adirondack High Peak. It is located in Keene Valley, fairly close to Mount Marcy.

Gray Peak is named after famed American botanist, Asa Gray. It is the tallest mountain in the High Peaks without a maintained trail to the summit.

The hike is about 16 miles and will typically take 14 hours to climb round trip. Our experts rate this height a 7 on our difficulty scale, making it one of the more difficult peaks.

Most hikers take a path leading from Lake Tear of the Clouds, but sometimes it is hard to find the trailhead. Note, there is a small cairn marking the start of the herd path, so keep your eyes peeled!  If you're not into bushwhacking, you may want to rethink this journey.

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