Macomb Mountain

North Hudson, NY 12855


Macomb Mountain is the 21st highest mountain in New York State, with an elevation of 4,405 ft.

The hike is 8.4 miles long and will take on average 8 hours to hike.  

Macomb Mountain is located in Essex County, New York.  The mountain is named after Alexander Macomb.  He was the Commanding General of the United States Army from 1828 to 1841.  Macomb was famous for the Battle of Plattsburgh.  Macomb defeated the 10,531 men of the British Army with only 1,500 men.  

The most pupular 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 leads to points just below the summit ridge. 

Rumor has it that there is a delicious blueberry crop on the trail of the Macomb Mountain. Yum!

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