A Family Sized Peak

Elevation: 2452 ft
Ascent: 900 ft
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 St, then east on the East Pine St. It provides a short 0.9 mile hike up a relatively moderate mountain as far as steepness is concerned, but there are a few spots that do make you work. Be careful on the descent from the summit as markers are scarce. It could be a perfect little mountain to take many photos for one’s collection. 

Note: For a more complete description of the trail, please see Adirondack Mountain Club High Peaks Trails.

This trail can also be found on the ADK/National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map for the Saranac/Paul Smiths.

Happy hiking!!! Rick and Tammy McCorry