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Moose Pond

2020-02-04T14:19:09-05:00

Elevation: Nearly flat Round-trip Distance: 1.5 miles Location: The trailhead is on Route 3, 2.2 miles west of the four corners in Bloomingdale Description: A pleasant walk, mostly on an old road, with virtually no climbing. Parking is on the shoulder of Route 3. Region: Lake Placid/High Peaks "We arrived READ MORE

McKenzie Pond from the Jackrabbit Ski Trail

2020-02-04T14:19:09-05:00

Ascent: Fairly level Round-trip Distance: 4.2 miles Location: McKenzie Pond Road off Route 86 east of Saranac Lake Region: Lake Placid/ High Peaks Region Parking is on the side of McKenzie Pond Road. The trail is beautiful and relatively flat all the way to the McKenzie Pond trail junction approximately 1.9 READ MORE

Baker Mountain

2020-02-04T14:19:10-05:00

A Family Sized Peak Elevation: 2452 ft Ascent: 900 ft Round-trip Distance: 1.8 miles Location: Edge of the town of Saranac Lake Region: High Peaks Region Baker Mountain is a small but interesting mountain near Saranac Lake. The trailhead is off Route 3 north of the village. Turn right (southeast) onto Pine READ MORE

Noonmark Mountain

2020-02-04T14:19:11-05:00

Elevation: 3556 ft Ascent: 2175 ft Round-trip Distance: 5.0 miles (via the Stinson Trail) Location: Starts on Adirondack Mountain Reserve property, St. Huberts Region: Lake Placid/High Peaks The view from the summit of Noonmark is about as good as any in the High Peaks. On the summit, there are unobstructed views in READ MORE

Bald Peak

2020-02-04T14:19:12-05:00

A Good Climb in the Spring Elevation: 3060 ft Ascent: 2440 ft Round-Trip Distance: 7.8 miles Location: Off Route 9, east of the Route 9-Route 73 junction Region: Lake Placid/High Peaks The trail up Bald Peak is also the long trail to Rocky Ridge Peak and Giant. The climb of the READ MORE

Hurricane Mountain (Fire Tower)

2020-02-04T14:19:12-05:00

A Big Open Summit Elevation: 3694 ft Ascent: 2000 ft Round-Trip Distance: 5.2 miles Location: Off Route 9N between Keene and Elizabethtown Region: Lake Placid/High Peaks Hurricane Mountain has much more open rock to spread out on than many of the 46 High Peaks. There are three trails up Hurricane. This READ MORE

Hopkins Mountain Via the Mossy Cascade

2020-02-04T14:19:12-05:00

Elevation: 3183 ft Ascent: 2120 ft Round-trip Distance: 6.4 miles Location: Off Route 73 in Keene Valley Region: Lake Placid/High Peaks  The trailhead to Hopkins Mountain is very low profile and nondescript. It is found on east side of Route 73 just south of the steel bridge over the Ausable River.  READ MORE

Round Mountain

2020-02-04T14:19:13-05:00

An Introduction to High Peaks Hiking Elevation: 3100 ft Ascent: 1820 ft Distance: 2.3 or 4.8 miles Location: Trail starts on Adirondack Mountain Reserve property, St. Huberts Region: Lake Placid/High Peaks There are two routes up Round Mountain. The closest trailhead is a short walk up the Ausable Club road. The READ MORE

Blueberry Mountain

2020-02-04T14:19:13-05:00

Elevation: 2890 ft Ascent: 1900 ft Distance: 2.4 miles Location: Marcy Field of of Route 73 north of Keene Valley Region: Lake Placid/High Peaks region A road opposite the Keene highway garage takes you to the trailhead at Marcy Field. This is also the spot for the shuttle bus that takes you READ MORE

Klondike Notch Trail

2020-02-04T14:19:13-05:00

A Moderate Hike to Johns Brook Lodge Elevation: 3182 ft Ascent: 1130 ft Distance: 4.2 to notch; 6.3 miles to Johns Brook Lodge Location: South Meadows Rd off of Adirondack Loj Road Region: Lake Placid/High Peaks Parking is at the lot at the end of South Meadow road where the trail starts. READ MORE