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Mount Redfield

Keene, NY 12943


Mount Redfield is the 15th highest of New York State's Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,606 ft.

The hike up Mount Redfield is approximately 17.5 miles round-trip, and can take 14 hours to complete. It is not recommended for families with children or inexperienced hikers.

Mount Redfield is part of the Marcy Group of the Great Range. The mountain is located northwest of Cliff Mountain, and the two are often climbed in combination.

There are multiple routes up Mount Redfield, one of which begins at the Upper Works/Calamity Brook trailhead on Upper Works Road in Newcomb. Follow the Calamity Brook Trail for 4.5 miles before continuing around Flowed Lands and crossing the Lake Colden Bridge. Upon reaching the Uphill Lean-to, you'll see a small cairn that indicates the herd path to the summits of Cliff Mountain (to the right) and Mount Redfield (straight/to the left). The herd path splits a short distance past the first cairn, with one path going to Cliff and the other to Redfield. The split is indicated by a second cairn.

Continue hiking along Uphill Brook until you reach the large boulder at Redfield's summit.

Mount Redfield is named after William C. Redfield, organizer of the first recorded expedition to Mount Marcy's summit.

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