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Discover The Thrill of Hiking In The Adirondacks! Browse The Following Hiking Trails & Tips

Planning to go hiking in the Adirondacks? There are over 2,000 miles of marked hiking trails varying from easy, family-friendly hikes to challenging hikes up steep inclines. The Adirondack region is includes the 46 High Peaks, most of which are over 4,000 feet, but there is much more to explore throughout the six-million-acre park. Browse through the mountains and hiking trails listed below, and before you head out, make sure you are prepared! View our Adirondack hiking guide for a safety tips, kid-friendly and pet-friendly trail suggestions, hiking challenges, info on the 46 High Peaks and more! You can also opt to work with an experienced hiking guide service

sign marking the routes to blueberry and porter mountains and the town trail
Porter Mountain
Keene, NY
Porter Mountain is the 38th highest of the 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks, with an elevation of 4,059 ft.... [+More]
wooden bridge crossing a marshy area
Tongue Mountain
Tongue Mountain offers a spectacular, close-up, vertical 1,000-foot peek into one of the clearest, most beautiful lakes in the wor... [+More]
map showing that thomas mountain is on the western side of lake george
Thomas Mountain Trail
Bolton, NY
The Thomas Mountain trail is a three mile round-trip hike in Bolton Landing. The hike is moderately difficult, but can be steep at... [+More]
trees reflected into a calm body of water
Pharaoh Lake Wilderness
Numerous crystal-clear ponds, vistas resulting from rock outcrops and severe fires, and intriguing geographic names such as Grizzl... [+More]
two snow covered mountains as seen on a cloudy day
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 D... [+More]
several mountain peaks at sunrise
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... [+More]
five women jumping at the top of cascade mountain
Cascade Mountain
Keene, NY
Cascade Mountain is the 36th-highest of New York's Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,098 ft.... [+More]
man standing on top of a mountain looking out at the distance
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 mount... [+More]
chain of tall mountains on a sunny day
Rocky Peak Ridge
Keene, NY
Rocky Peak Ridge is the 20th highest mountain in New York State, with an elevation of 4,420 ft.... [+More]
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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 adj... [+More]
grove of pine trees in front of a mountain
Basin Mountain
Keene, NY
Basin Mountain is the 9th-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks with an elevation of 4,827 ft.... [+More]
calm body of water in front of three mountains
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 Ne... [+More]
snow-covered mountain summit
Iroquois Peak
Newcomb, NY
Standing at 4840 feet, Iroquois Peak is the 8th tallest mountain in New York State & the Adirondack High Peaks.... [+More]
armstrong mountain as seen from a neighboring peak with a large tree in the foreground
Armstrong Mountain
Keene Valley, NY
Armstrong Mountain is the 22nd-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,400 ft.... [+More]
view of fall foliage from the sleeping beauty mountain summit and lake george in the distance
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.... [+More]
Baxter Mountain
Keene, NY
This short, 1.1 mile hike offers big rewards and is great for beginners and those with young kids.... [+More]
view of a mountain summit in the fall from behind some pine trees
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... [+More]
wooden lean to
John Dillon Park
Long Lake, NY
Bring the whole family for a day of picnicking, hiking, and paddling at John Dillon Park in Long Lake. The park is open seasonally... [+More]
aerial view of several snow-covered mountain summits
Saddleback Mountain
Keene, NY
Saddleback Mountain is the 17th highest peak in New York State with an elevation of 4,515 ft.... [+More]
two people canoeing on lake george
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... [+More]
Long Valley Trail
Westport, NY
This simple hike is 1.7 miles long.... [+More]
view of lake george from 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 ... [+More]
mountain summits in the distance
Esther Mountain
Wilmington, NY
Esther Mountain is the 28th-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,240 ft.... [+More]
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Dial Mountain
Keene, NY
Dial Mountain is the 41st-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,020 ft.... [+More]
handicap-accessible wooden bridge crossing a creek
Dean Farm Heritage Trail - Handicap Accessible
Stony Creek, NY
Dean Farm Heritage Trail is handicap accessible and is located in Stony Creek, NY.... [+More]
mountain with lots of rocky areas
Giant Mountain
Keene, NY
Giant Mountain is the 12th-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks with an elevation of 4,627 ft.... [+More]
multiple snow-covered mountains
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 Ma... [+More]
map showing the route from the trailhead to santanoni, panther, and couchsacharaga peaks
Santanoni Peak
Newcomb, NY
Santanoni Peak is the 14th highest mountain in New York State, with an elevation of 4,607 ft.... [+More]
sign that says welcome whiteface the olympic mountain with a ski mountain visible in the background
Whiteface Mountain
Wilmington, NY
Whiteface Mountain is the 5th highest mountain in New York State with an Elevation of 4,867 ft.... [+More]
several mountains on a sunny day
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.... [+More]
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 bet... [+More]
Broughton Ledges Trail
Moriah, NY
The Champlain Area Trails (CATS) announced the new Broughton Ledges Trail in the fall of 2021. The five-mile loop includes a switc... [+More]
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... [+More]
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 rec... [+More]
tall mountain with some pine trees in the foreground
Table Top Mountain
Essex County, NY
Table Top Mountain is the 19th highest mountain in New York State, with an elevation 4,427 ft.... [+More]
large view of mountain landscape
Phelps Mountain
North Elba, NY
Phelps Mountain is the 32nd-highest of New York's Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,161 ft.... [+More]
mountain in the distance on the other side of a large field
Seymour Mountain
Harrietstown, NY
Seymour Mountain is the 34th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,120 ft.... [+More]
snowy mountain summit
Wright Peak
North Elba, NY
Wright Peak is the 16th highest mountain in the Adirondack Park with an elevation of 4,580 ft.... [+More]
lots of mountains with small bodies of water visible between them
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... [+More]
view of fall trees, mountains, and bodies of water from a mountain summit
Baker Mountain
Saranac Lake, NY
Baker Mountain, located near Saranac Lake, NY, is one of the best family hikes in the Adirondacks.... [+More]
view of pharaoh lake and surrounding trees
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 bo... [+More]
Wadhams Lookout Trail
Westport, NY
Wadhams Lookout Trail is an easy .3 mile hike to the overlook.... [+More]
Wading in the Ausable River
Adirondack Riverwalking & Forest Bathing
Saranac Lake & Lake Placid areas, NY
Are you ready to slow down, unplug, and immerse your senses in nature? Adirondack Riverwalking offers guided outdoor sensory exper... [+More]
McKenzie Mountain
St. Armand, NY
McKenzie Mountain is a highly visible mountain in Saranac Lake because it has two peaks on the summit.... [+More]
sun shining through the clouds over mountains
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.... [+More]
Ampersand Mountain
Harrietstown, NY
Ampersand Mountain is a popular hike in the Adirondacks, and is part of the Saranac Lake 6ers challenge.... [+More]
colorful trees reflected in a calm body of water
Street Mountain
North Elba, NY
Street Mountain is the 31st-highest of New York's High Peaks with an elevation of 4,166 ft.... [+More]
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.... [+More]
firetower on a sunny day
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 ... [+More]
view from a mountain summit on a sunny day
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 a... [+More]
view of a mountain with some snow on it in the distance
Dix Mountain
Keene, NY
Dix Mountain is the sixth-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks with an elevation of 4,857 ft.... [+More]
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 L... [+More]
colorful foliage on a mountain's summit
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 eleva... [+More]
circular yellow trail marker that says seward nailed to a tree
Seward Mountain
Harrietstown, NY
Seward Mountain is the 24th highest Mountain in New York State, with an elevation of 4,361 ft.... [+More]
view of lake george from stewart's ledge
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 str... [+More]
view from crane mountain, including summit marker
Crane Mountain
Johnsburg, NY
Crane Mountain is located in the Southern Adirondacks, and although it has steep and difficult sections, it is generally regarded ... [+More]
steep rock slide with other mountains visible in the distance
Big Slide Mountain
Keene, NY
Big Slide Mountain is the 27th-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,240 ft.... [+More]
patch that says macomb mountain elevation 4405'
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 c... [+More]
several mountains in the foreground and background on a sunny day
Panther Peak
Newcomb, NY
Panther Peak is the 18th highest mountain in NY State, with an elevation of 4,442 ft.... [+More]
buck mountain trail sign
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 gr... [+More]
map showing the trail to the couchsachraga summit
Couchsachraga Peak
Newcomb, NY
Couchsachraga Peak is the 46th-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 3,820 ft.... [+More]
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.... [+More]
cliff mountain sign mounted to a limb
Cliff Mountain
Newcomb, NY
Cliff Mountain is 44th out of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 3,960 ft.... [+More]
several mountain summits in the distance as seen from another mountain
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 p... [+More]
map showing mount redfield and other nearby landmarks
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.... [+More]
view of lake george from shelving rock
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 s... [+More]
snow-covered mountain
Gothics Mountain
Keene, NY
Gothics Mountain is the 10th-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,736 ft.... [+More]
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.... [+More]
wooden sign that says skylight 0.5m with a red circular trail marker nailed to it
Mount Skylight
The fourth highest mountain in New York State, Mount Skylight has an elevation of 4,926 ft and a long approach, making this best s... [+More]
view of a body of water and tall mountains in the distance as seen from another mountain
Blake Peak
Keene, NY
Blake Peak is the 43rd of the Adirondacks' 46 High Peaks, with an elevation of 3,960 ft.... [+More]
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 moun... [+More]
several mountain peaks in the background with pine tree tops in the foreground
Nye Mountain
North Elba, NY
Nye Mountain is the 45th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 3,895 ft.... [+More]
sign for the giant mountain wilderness area
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... [+More]
two trail signs along a path
Poke-O-Moonshine Hike
Looking to explore a fire tower hike in the beautiful Adirondack region? Just off the I-87 Northway is Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain! ... [+More]
mountains on a cloudy day
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.... [+More]
sandy beach on the water's edge
Watch Hill Trail
Indian Lake, NY
The 1.6-mile Watch Hill Trail is located in the Jessup River Wild Forest off State Route 30 between the Hamilton County communitie... [+More]
several mountains covered in fall foliage
Sawteeth Mountain
Keene, NY
Sawteeth Mountain is the 35th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,100 ft.... [+More]
mountains covered in green trees on a sunny day
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.... [+More]
view of two mountains in the distance as seen from the summit of another 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'. I... [+More]
body of water in the foreground with a large mountain in the background
Nippletop Mountain
North Hudson, NY
Nippletop Mountain is the 13th highest mountain in New York State with an elevation of 4,620 ft.... [+More]
lake george and surrounding mountains
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... [+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.... [+More]
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.... [+More]
Hackensack Mountain
Warrensburg, NY
Hackensack Mountain is a small Adirondack mountain located in Warrensbug, NY and rises approximately 1,357 feet.... [+More]