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Adirondack Hiking Guide

Hiking in the Adirondacks is a favorite activity of residents and visitors alike. There are countless trails and mountains to discover throughout the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park. Hikes vary from short and easy to steep and strenuous.

Included here is a variety of hiking content, from lists of mountains and different types of hikes to safety tips and stunning photos. Browse through the features, and plan your next hike today!

trail in woods in fall
New to hiking in the Adirondacks? Find some great beginner hikes, tips on what to bring, and more in the beginner's guide.
hikers on mountain in fall
The High Peaks region of the  Adirondacks is a haven for hiking enthusiasts. Read all about the 46 High Peaks!
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The Chester Challenge. The Lake George 12ster Challenge. The Fire Tower Challenge. Check out a variety of hiking challenges!
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Bringing a furry friend with you on your excursion to the great outdoors? Check out the Hiking With Dogs guide for tips and trails.
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Make it an adventure for the entire family! We've rounded up eight suggestions for kid-friendly hikes in the Adirondack area.
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Whether you're a beginning at the activity or want to tap into the knowledge of an expert, hire an Adirondack guide service to lead your hike.
trail sign Cobble Lookout
If you're looking for day hikes check out these mountain trails that aren't too long and still offer fantastic sights.
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John Holmes
Looking to see some amazing waterfalls while you're out hiking in the Adirondacks? Check out 11 epic waterfalls to add to your must-hike list!
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The Adirondacks are the perfect place for forest bathing, a sensory and healing journey you can experience when you soak in the sights, sounds, and smells of nature.
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View an extensive list of hikes in the Adirondacks, and sort by region to discover which ones are suitable for you.
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Hear it from the Adirondack.net Facebook friends - we've highlighted 42 favorite hiking spots to add to your Adirondack bucket list.
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Alan Nudi
Hike within your means and #HikeSmart. Read up on crucial safety tips before you head out on the trail or up a mountain.
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Thunderstorms can pop up in the Adirondacks even when they're not forecasted. Learn how to protect yourself in case you get caught in one.
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Not bein properly prepared for black flies can seriously damper a hiking excursion. Here's what you need to know.
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Protect yourself from ticks in the Adirondacks by browsing these comprehensive tips and further information on these dangerous pests.
trail runner
If you like to run and stay active, then you should check out trail running in the Adirondacks. We get you started with tips and places to go.
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Winter hiking is a whole different animal in the Adirondacks! Check out the Winter Hiking Guide for tips and more important info.
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Spring is mud season in the Adirondacks! Take special precautions to protect the environment and yourself when you go hiking this time of year.
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Jump into the worldwide treasure hunt known as geocaching! The Adirondack Park is a perfect place to try out this hobby.
adirondack mountain summit in winter
These photos showcase mountain summits with possibly the 10 best views in the Adirondacks. See them for yourself!
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Hiking gives us all the feels! Check out photos of hikers in their element out in the mountains or on the trails.
brown trout
So many activities are excellent to pair with hiking like fishing, paddling, or camping. See more in our Specialty Guides.
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