Hiking In The Adirondacks

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Before you begin your trek up the hills and mountains, be prepared! View our Adirondack hiking guide for popular trails, hikes for beginners, trails for kids and dogs, hiking challenges,  tips, 46 High Peaks and more!

Haystack Mountain
Saranac Lake, NY
Not to be confused with the High Peak Mt. Haystack, this one is in Ray Brook and offers a friendlier climb.
Mount Emmons
Mount Emmons
Harrietstown, NY
Mount Emmons is the western-most High Peak and stands at 4,040 feet. It is the 40th tallest mountain in the High Peaks.
Sawteeth Mountain
Sawteeth Mountain
Harrietstown, NY
Sawteeth Mountain is the 35th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,100 ft.
Mount Colvin
Mount Colvin
Keene, NY
Mount Colvin is one of the shortest High Peaks, standing at 4,057 feet, which places it 39th out of 46.
Algonquin Peak as seen from Adirondack Loj in summer
Algonquin Peak
North Elba, NY
Algonquin Peak is located in the Adirondacks' MacIntyre Range in the town of North Elba, NY. Algonquin is the second-highest mountain in New York State, and is one of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks.
Dix Mountain
Dix Mountain
Keene, NY
Dix Mountain is the sixth-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks with an elevation of 4,857 ft.
Long Valley Trail
Westport, NY
This simple hike is 1.7 miles long.
Pharaoh Lake
Pharaoh Lake
Numerous crystal-clear ponds, vistas resulting from rock outcrops and severe fires, and intriguing geographic names such as Grizzle Ocean, Thunderbolt Mountain, Oxshoe Pond and Desolate Brook, make this one of the most appealing Adirondack areas.
Blake Peak
Blake Peak
Keene, NY
Blake Peak is the 43rd of the Adirondacks' 46 High Peaks, with an elevation of 3,960 ft.
Macomb Mountain
Macomb Mountain
North Hudson, NY
Macomb Mountain stands at 4,405 feet, making it the 21st tallest Adirondack High Peak. Located in the Dix Range, Macomb Mountain can be hiked on its own, or as part of completing the Dix Range.
Sawyer Mountain
Sawyer Mountain
Indian Lake, NY
Sawyer Mountain is located on Route 28 between the towns of Blue Mountain Lake and Indian Lake. The hike is 2.2 miles round trip and the summit can be reached in about an hour.
Roaring Brook Falls
Roaring Brook Falls
If you are planning a leisurely day trip to Lake Placid, this marvel has all the elements of the perfect "stopping place": a short, easy walk; adventure for all; verdant shade; and a cool, green setting on even the hottest of days.
Basin Mountain
Basin Mountain
Keene, NY
Basin Mountain is the 9th-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks with an elevation of 4,827 ft.
Rocky Peak Ridge
Rocky Peak Ridge
Keene, NY
Rocky Peak Ridge is the 20th highest mountain in New York State, with an elevation of 4,420 ft.
Jay Mountain
Jay Mountain
Jay, NY
Jay Mountain is located in the Town of Jay about 20 miles away from Lake Placid Village. The 2.5-mile hike up the 3,600 foot mountain is relatively easy and offers a wide open view of the surrounding area.
Pitchoff Mountain
Pitchoff Mountain
Keene, NY
Pitchoff Mountain tops out at 3,600' and is the 80th-highest peak in the Adirondack Park. It is situated in the Sentinel Range adjacent to Cascade Pass and the Cascade Lakes.
Gothics Mountain
Gothics Mountain
Keene, NY
Gothics Mountain is the 10th-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,736 ft.
Cliff Mountain
Cliff Mountain
Newcomb, NY
Cliff Mountain is 44th out of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 3,960 ft.
View of Pharaoh Lake from the outlet bridge view is toward the north
Pharaoh Lake Trail
Adirondack, NY
The Pharaoh Lake Trail is located in the Pharoah Lake Wilderness near Schroon Lake. We took the trail from Pharaoh Road to the bottom of the lake. This is a long mostly flat hike.
Nye Mountain
Nye Mountain
North Elba, NY
Nye Mountain is the 45th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 3,895 ft.
Located near Bolton Landing, this is a nice hike that takes about 2 hours round trip for the average hiker.
Thomas Mountain Trail Lake George
Bolton, NY
This is a three mile hike round trip near Bolton Landing it is a moderate hike takes 45-60 minutes to reach the cabin. Can be steep at times. Leads to a cabin on the top that is furnished and views of Lake George. Allow for 2 hours round trip.
Hough Peak
Hough Peak
North Hudson, NY
Hough Peak is part of the Dix Range in the Adirondack High Peaks. Its elevation is 4400 feet making it the 23rd tallest High Peak.
Buck Mountain
Buck Mountain
Lake George, NY
The bald-rock summit of Buck Mountain offers, above all, a sense of serenity and peace. The cool breeze, the endless expanse of green, and the spectacular scenery all unite to give you a unique Adirondack experience.
Whiteface Mountain
Whiteface Mountain
Wilmington, NY
Whiteface Mountain is the 5th highest mountain in New York State with an Elevation of 4,867 ft.
Dial Mountain
Dial Mountain
Keene, NY
Dial Mountain is the 41st-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,020 ft.
A Picturesque Trip on the Lake with Adirondack Mountain and Stream Guide Service
Adirondack Mountain and Stream Guide Service
Olmstedville, NY
Jamie Frasier of Adirondack Mountain and Stream Guide Service and his team have been guiding adventurous folk like you through the Adirondacks' mountains, lakes, rivers, and streams for over 25 years.
Photo: Kim Colvin
Cascade Mountain
Keene, NY
Cascade Mountain is the 36th-highest of New York's Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,098 ft.
Saddleback Mountain
Saddleback Mountain
Keene, NY
Saddleback Mountain is the 17th highest peak in New York State with an elevation of 4,515 ft.
Esther Mountain
Esther Mountain
Wilmington, NY
Esther Mountain is the 28th-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,240 ft.
Gray Peak
Gray Peak
Keene, NY
Standing at 4,840 feet, Gray Peak is the 7th tallest Adirondack High Peak. It is located in Keene Valley, fairly close to Mount Marcy.
Big Slide Mountain
Big Slide Mountain
Keene, NY
Big Slide Mountain is the 27th-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,240 ft.
Shelving Rock Falls & Shelving Rock Summit
Shelving Rock Falls & Shelving Rock Summit
Shelving Rock Summit is a 1.7 mile hike (3.4 round trip) on the Eastern side of Lake George that usually takes around an hour or so to get up. Shelving Rock Falls, is an easy hike along a waterfall to the shores of Lake George.
Scarface Mountain
North Elba, NY
Although it has a scary name, Scarface is a fun and excellent day hike and a member of the Saranac Lake 6er Challenge.
Allen Mountain
Allen Mountain
Keene Valley, NY
Allen Mountain has an elevation of 4,340' and is one of New York's 46 Adirondack High Peaks. There is no official trail to Allen's summit, so most hikers follow a herd path and a series of logging roads.
Ampersand Mountain
Harrietstown, NY
Ampersand Mountain is a popular hike in the Adirondacks, and is part of the Saranac Lake 6ers challenge.
Lower Wolfjaw Mountain
Lower Wolfjaw Mountain
Keene, NY
Lower Wolfjaw Mountain is the 30th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,175 ft. Part of the Great Range, Lower Wolfjaw can be hiked on its own, or as part of a larger loop.
Table Top Mountain
Table Top Mountain
Essex County, NY
Table Top Mountain is the 19th highest mountain in New York State, with an elevation 4,427 ft.
Couchsachraga Peak
Couchsachraga Peak
Newcomb, NY
Couchsachraga Peak is the 46th-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 3,820 ft.
Tongue Mountain
Tongue Mountain
Tongue Mountain offers a spectacular, close-up, vertical 1,000-foot peek into one of the clearest, most beautiful lakes in the world.
Dean Farm Heritage Trail - Handicap Accessible
Dean Farm Heritage Trail - Handicap Accessible
Stony Creek, NY
Dean Farm Heritage Trail is handicap accessible and is located in Stony Creek, NY.
Crane Mountain
Crane Mountain
Johnsburg, NY
Crane Mountain is located in the southern Adirondacks, and although it has steep and difficult sections, it is generally regarded as manageable for kids.
Giant Mountain
Giant Mountain
Keene, NY
Giant Mountain is the 12th-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks with an elevation of 4,627 ft.
Art Farm Trail
Westport, NY
Art Farm Trail is an easy hike that covers 1.5 miles round-trip. The trailhead is located on Walker/Sayre Road .6 miles north of Lewis-Wadhams Road.
Cat Mountain
Cat Mountain
Bolton Landing, NY
Most Lake George hiking trails offer views of small segments of the lake and its surroundings. The Cat Mountain hike lets you see nearly the entire lake, many mountains on its western and eastern shores and distant mountains to the south & east.
Field and Forest Trail
Westport, NY
Field and Forest Trail is an easy hike, about 2.5 miles, that goes over an old beaver dam.
Armstrong Mountain
Armstrong Mountain
Keene Valley, NY
Armstrong Mountain is the 22nd-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,400 ft.
a view from the summit of mount severance
Mount Severance
Schroon Lake, NY
Mount Severance tops out at 1,693 feet and features terrific views. It can be accessed one half-mile south of the intersection between Route 74 and State Route 9 in Schroon Lake, NY.
Baxter Mountain
Keene, NY
This short, 1.1 mile hike offers big rewards and is great for beginners and those with young kids.
a view from the summit of upper wolfjaw mountain
Upper Wolfjaw Mountain
Keene Valley, NY
Featuring an elevation of 4,185 feet, Upper Wolfjaw Mountain is recognized as the 29th High Peak of the Adirondacks and is not recommended for out of shape or beginner hikers. The trail is roughly 12 miles round trip and can be demanding.
McKenzie Mountain
St. Armand, NY
McKenzie Mountain is a highly visible mountain in Saranac Lake because it has two peaks on the summit.
Goodman Mountain
Tupper Lake, NY
Goodman Mountain is approximately 3 miles round-trip and stands 2,176 feet high. The difficulty level of the hike is considered to be easy-to-moderate.
Mount Marcy
Mount Marcy
Keene, NY
With an elevation of 5,344 feet above sea level, Mount Marcy is the highest peak in the Adirondacks and the highest mountain in New York State.
Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty
Fort Ann, NY
Located on the eastern shore of Lake George, Sleeping Beauty is a moderately easy hike with just a few rough spots along the way.
Mount Haystack
Mount Haystack
Keene, NY
Standing at 4,960 feet, Mount Haystack is the third tallest mountain in New York State. Its bald summit offers incredible views of the Adirondacks.
This is the view from Stewart's Ledge, you are not at the top of the mountain, rather at a great viewing point to see the south eastern basin of Lake George
Stewarts Ledge
Fort Ann, NY
A relatively short hike up the east side to a spot with great views of Lake George. The hike up takes 20-30 minutes. It is not strenuous, although there is 5 minutes of uphill climbing. This is a great easy hike for younger kids due to wide path
Baker Mountain
Baker Mountain
Saranac Lake, NY
Baker Mountain, located near Saranac Lake, NY, is one of the best family hikes in the Adirondacks.
Mount Redfield
Mount Redfield
Keene, NY
Mount Redfield is the 15th highest of New York State's Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,606 ft.
Mount Skylight
Mount Skylight
Mount Skylight is the fourth highest mountain in New York State with an elevation of 4,926 ft.
Iroquois Peak
Iroquois Peak
Newcomb, NY
Standing at 4840 feet, Iroquois Peak is the 8th tallest mountain in New York State & the Adirondack High Peaks.
South Dix Mountain
South Dix Mountain
North Hudson, NY
South Dix Mountain is the 37th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,060 ft.
Wadhams Lookout Trail
Westport, NY
Wadhams Lookout Trail is an easy .3 mile hike to the overlook.
Mount Colden
Mount Colden
Keene, NY
Mount Colden is the 11th highest peak in the Adirondacks. Its elevation reached 4,714 feet. Its most prominent feature, the Trap Dike, is popular with both experienced hikers and rock climbers.
Phelps Mountain
Phelps Mountain
North Elba, NY
Phelps Mountain is the 32nd-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,161 ft.
John Dillon Park
John Dillon Park
Long Lake, NY
Bring the whole family for a day of picnicking, hiking, and paddling at John Dillon Park. Or, stay overnight at one of the lean-tos. Park is open seasonally.
Street Mountain
Street Mountain
North Elba, NY
Street Mountain is the 31st-highest of New York's High Peaks with an elevation of 4,166 ft.
Grace Peak (formerly known as East Dix)
Grace Peak (formerly known as East Dix)
North Hudson, NY
Grace Peak, formerly known as East Dix, is one of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks. Located in North Hudson, the mountain has an elevation of 4,012 feet.
a wooded trail and bright skies
Gurney Lane Recreation Area
Queensbury, NY
The Gurney Lane Recreation Area in Queensbury offers a wide range of seasonal fun, including swimming in a pool, mountain biking on a trail network, snowshoeing on nature trails, and much more.
Wright Peak
Wright Peak
North Elba, NY
Wright Peak is the 16th highest mountain in New York State with an elevation of 4,580 ft.
Seymour Mountain
Seymour Mountain
Harrietstown, NY
Seymour Mountain is the 34th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,120 ft.
Black Mountain
Black Mountain
Clemons, NY
A relatively easy hike with a few challenging spots, Black Mountain offers four incredible rewards for the price of one. Length: 2.5 miles.
Porter Mountain
Porter Mountain
Keene, NY
Porter Mountain is the 38th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,059 ft.
Schaefer Trail - North Creek Reservoir
Start with by walking along the Carol Thomas Memorial trail then head on to the half day hike to North Creek Reservoir.
Mount Marshall
Mount Marshall
Newcomb, NY
Ranked at 25 of the 46 High Peaks, Mount Marshall stands at 4,360 feet. Its tree covered summit lends it to be a less frequented peak.
Seward Mountain
Seward Mountain
Harrietstown, NY
Seward Mountain is the 24th highest Mountain in New York State, with an elevation of 4,361 ft.
Donaldson Mountain
Donaldson Mountain
Harrietstown, NY
Donaldson Mountain, also called Mount Donaldson, is the 33rd-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks with an elevation of 4140'. It is the middle peak in the Seward Range, with Seward Mountain to the northeast and Mount Emmons to the south.
Panther Peak
Panther Peak
Newcomb, NY
Panther Peak is the 18th highest mountain in NY State, with an elevation of 4,442 ft.
Nippletop Mountain
Nippletop Mountain
North Hudson, NY
Nippletop Mountain is the 13th highest mountain in New York State with an elevation of 4,620 ft.
Watch Hill Trail
Watch Hill Trail
The 1.6-mile Watch Hill Trail is located in the Jessup River Wild Forest off State Route 30 between the Hamilton County communities of Speculator and Indian Lake.
Santanoni Peak
Santanoni Peak
Newcomb, NY
Santanoni Peak is the 14th highest mountain in New York State, with an elevation of 4,607 ft.
Stillwater Mountain
Stillwater Mountain
Webb, NY
Stillwater Mountain is located in the town of Webb, Herkimer County, on Big Moose Road. It overlooks the Stillwater Reservoir and is an easy hike up to the top.
Adirondack Interpretive Center
Newcomb, NY
The Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) features 3.6 miles of trails along the shoreline of Rich Lake and Rich Lake outlet.
Hackensack Mountain
Warrensburg, NY
Hackensack Mountain is a small Adirondack mountain located in Warrensbug, NY and rises approximately 1,357 feet.
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