Adirondack Hiking Guide
Editor's Note: Please follow the DEC and CDC guidelines to adhere to social distancing while hiking and recreating outdoors during this public health crisis. Hikers are asked to stick to trails close to home and only hike with immediate household family members. Read more from the DEC »
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!
New to hiking in the Adirondacks? Find some great beginner hikes, tips on what to bring, and more in our
The High Peaks region of the Adirondacks is a haven for hiking enthusiasts. Discover more about the
46 High Peaks
, including difficulty, summit height, hike time and more.
Many trails welcome dogs; after all, it is the wilderness! Check out
for tips on hiking with your dog and a list of doggy hikes.
See our list of
kid friendly hikes
. Then, read our guide to making your family's hike memorable!
Whether you're a beginning hiker or want to tap into the knowledge of an expert, hire an
Adirondack guide service
to lead your hike.
Adirondack hiking enthusiasts from all over share
their favorite hikes
! Then hike on over to our Facebook page for updates, news, and more.
If you're looking for
check out these mountain trails that aren't too long and still offer fantastic sights.
While you prepare for your hike, it is important that you remember to keep yourself and your family safe. Read up on
for before and during your hike.
Even if you plan ahead and check the weather right before you leave for a hike, it is possible that a storm could pop up.
Learn how to protect yourself
while you're on the trail.
Learn how about "
black fly season
" - one of the most pesky seasons in the Adirondacks - and learn how to protect yourself and treat bites.
& in the ADKs. Take special precautions to protect yourself and the environment when you go hiking this time of year.
Looking to see some amazing waterfalls while you're out hiking in the Adirondacks? Check out
11 epic waterfalls
to add to your bucket list!
Winter hiking is a whole different animal in the Adirondacks! Check out the
Winter Hiking Guide
for tips and more important info.
If you like to run and stay active, then you should go
in the Adirondacks. Learn about the basics of trail running and pick a great trail for your next trip in the woods.
The worldwide treasure hunt known as
is one of the most popular activities in the Adirondacks. Getting started is easy because geocaches are almost everywhere!
showcase mountain summits with possibly the 10 best views in the Adirondacks. See them for yourself!
Hiking in the ADKs gives me
so many great feelings
that I have trouble putting them into words. Instead, I decided to put them into pictures!
for information on paddling, rafting, and sporting. Plus, learn the best places to spot local wildlife, and be on the lookout for invasive species and harmful plants.
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