In order to better serve the community and protect the Adirondacks, the DEC and Essex County are expanding the free High Peaks shuttle service! The new shuttle route will run on select weekends in October from the Frontier Town Gateway, often referred to as “the A-frame,” in North Hudson to various locations in the High Peaks region.
For all the leaf peepers out there, these new October shuttles are great news. These shuttles will run on October 1st and 2nd and again on October 8th, 9th, and 10th, over Indigenous Peoples’/Columbus Day weekend. Stops will be made at the locations currently offered by the Route 73 Hiker Shuttle—Giant Mountain trailhead, Roaring Brook Falls trailhead, Rooster Comb trailhead, and the Marcy Field Parking Area. The shuttle will operate in a continuous loop from 7 AM-7 PM and runs on a first-come-first-served basis.
Important Info About the Shuttles
Don’t forget—the shuttle is first-come-first-served. Dogs are not allowed on the shuttles, and masks are still required.
If you’re interested in utilizing the Route 73 Hiker Shuttle, which operates on Saturdays, Sundays, and holiday Mondays, you can check out the schedule here. The shuttle makes a loop from Marcy Field to Giant Mountain from 7 AM-7 PM.
This shuttle will help provide a safer parking experience for hikers and will lessen traffic in the area. Using the shuttle system is an awesome (and free) way to be a good steward of the Adirondack Park. Win-win! Before heading out, be sure to check out our hiking safety tips and brush up on the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace.