Macomb Mountain stands at 4,405 feet, making it the 21st tallest Adirondack High Peak. Located in the Dix Range, Macomb Mountain can be hiked on its own, or as part of completing the Dix Range.
The mountain is named after Alexander Macomb, Commanding General of the United States Army from 1828 to 1841. Macomb was famous for the Battle of Plattsburgh, where he defeated 10,531 British troops with only 1,500 men.
The most popular route to the top of Macomb Mountain is from the Elk Lake Trail at the first lean-to camping site. Follow Slide Brook to the base of either one of the two slides that lead to points just below the summit ridge. Rumor has it that there is a delicious blueberry crop on the trail of the Macomb Mountain in the month of August. Yum!
The hike is 8.4 miles long and will take on average 8 hours to hike. Our experts rated hiking Macomb Mountain a 5 out of 7.
Note: This trail closes during Big Game Hunting Season.