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Wright Peak

North Elba, NY 12946


Wright Peak is the 16th highest mountain in the Adirondack Park with an elevation of 4,580 ft.

The round-trip length of the Wright Peak hike is approximately 7 miles and it will take experienced hikers about 5-7 hours to complete. Wright Peak is part of the MacIntyre Range, and it is known as the windiest peak in the whole park.

This mountain can be hiked from the Adirondak Loj & Heart Lake Program Center in Lake Placid, NY, and then up the Van Hovenberg trail.

Historical Fact: At the summit of Wright Peak, remnants of a U.S. B-47 bomber are scattered from a crash in 1962. A bronze plaque marks the area on a rock just north of the summit.

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