A view of the Adirondack Lakes Region.
Hike to Breathtaking Adirondack Views
Mountains have the power to enchant and to excite. To awaken a passion for wild places and a longing for the thrill of wide open wilderness. In the Adirondack Mountains of Northern New York, adventure beckons from time-worn hiking trails that offer both solace and discovery at each turn. More than 2,000 miles of the most scenic trails in New York wind along forested paths, skip along waterfalls, leading to summits with 360-degree views that extend as far as the eye can see. If magic exists - its enchantment begins in the mountains.
*Attention Summer Hikers*
Please be advised that parking on the shoulder of Route 73 between Chapel Pond and the Rooster Comb trailhead is off limits. Avoid getting a parking ticket and only park in designated parking areas. Additionally, parking near Cascade Mountain trailhead is limited to designated parking areas and sections of the shoulder where vehicles can park out of the lane of traffic. For more information, please visit LakePlacid.com.
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Hike the 46 Adirondack High Peaks
The 46 peaks that make up the Adirondack High Peaks are each over (or at least pretty close to) 4,000 ft in elevation, and can be mostly found in the Lake Placid Region. Each offers a unique hiking experience, and it is possible to get two or three peaks done during a single day. Challenge yourself to hike all 46 of the Adirondack High Peaks, enjoying beautiful vistas and challenging terrain along the way. You will meet amazing people along the trails, happy to share their tips and tricks with you as you check each peak off your list.
Hiking Options for All Abilities
Not everyone can hike to Mount Marcy's summit - the highest point in all of New York State. Several trails within the Adirondack Park provide handicap accessible options so that everyone can enjoy the rugged beauty of the mountains. Download our FREE Adirondack Great Walks & Day Hikes Guide, a great resource for hikers regardless of skill level. Find the perfect hike for your group, whether it's a leisurely stroll near a quiet lake or a more advanced trail along a waterfall.
From the lowlands in the Adirondack Tughill region, to the Boreas Ponds hike in the Schroon Lake Region,the Lake Champlain coastline to the famed 46 High Peaks Wilderness area stretching from Keene Valley to Lake Placid - there's no better place to fall in love with the wilderness than at the summit of a mountain in the heart of a six-million-acre park. Adirondack hiking books and maps are available to help you on your trek through Northern New York's hiking trails.
Plan Your Hiking Trip to the Adirondacks
Explore hiking options with descriptions of many less-traveled Adirondack hikes, and a list of nearby accommodations and attractions to help you start planning your Adirondack hiking adventure. Additional Adirondack trail information can always be found on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Adirondack Trail Information page.
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