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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!

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.
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.
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.
Porter Mountain
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.
Basin Mountain
Basin Mountain
Keene, NY
Basin Mountain is the 9th-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks with an elevation of 4,827 ft.
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.
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.
Saddleback Mountain
Saddleback Mountain
Keene, NY
Saddleback Mountain is the 17th highest peak in New York State with an elevation of 4,515 ft.
Ampersand Mountain
Harrietstown, NY
Ampersand Mountain is a popular hike in the Adirondacks, and is part of the Saranac Lake 6ers challenge.
Blake Peak
Blake Peak
Keene, NY
Blake Peak is the 43rd of the Adirondacks' 46 High Peaks, with an elevation of 3,960 ft.
Whiteface Mountain
Whiteface Mountain
Wilmington, NY
Whiteface Mountain is the 5th highest mountain in New York State with an Elevation of 4,867 ft.
Baker Mountain
Baker Mountain
Saranac Lake, NY
Baker Mountain, located near Saranac Lake, NY, is one of the best family hikes in the Adirondacks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
McKenzie Mountain
St. Armand, NY
McKenzie Mountain is a highly visible mountain in Saranac Lake because it has two peaks on the summit.
Baxter Mountain
Keene, NY
This short, 1.1 mile hike offers big rewards and is great for beginners and those with young kids.
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.