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Hikes Near Lake Placid and Saranac Lake

See Saranac Lake from a different point of view! The below listings offer some information about the mountains, trails and directions to many of the trailheads that surround Saranac Lake. Have valuable information about a peak? Add your review! Simply go to the mountain and click "Add a Review"

Before you begin your trek up the hills and mountains, be prepared! View our Adirondack hiking guide for popular trails, challenges, tips, and more! Become a Saranac Lake 6er by hiking all 6 mountains surrounding the lake!

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 mountain is relatively easy and offers a wide open view of the surrounding area.
Ampersand Mountain
Harrietstown, NY
Ampersand Mountain is a popular hike in the Adirondacks, and is part of the Saranac Lake 6ers challenge.
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.
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.
Baxter Mountain
Keene, NY
This short, 1.1 mile hike offers big rewards and is great for beginners and those with young kids.
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 Dike, is popular with both experienced hikers and rock climbers.
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.
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.
McKenzie Mountain
St. Armand, NY
McKenzie Mountain is a highly visible mountain in Saranac Lake because it has two peaks on the summit.
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 Wolfjaw can be hiked on its own, or as part of a larger loop.
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.
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.
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.