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.  (In the winter the road is closed and one must walk a mile to the start of the trail.) The trail follows generally easy grades and the leaf covered trails make for a pleasant walk.  The Klondike lean-to (roughly 3.6 miles in) is a well kept lean-to and a great spot to camp. The top of the notch is reached in 4.2 miles.  One can descend the other side of the notch and arrive at Johns Brook Lodge in the Johns Brook Valley. This is also a nice trail for cross country skiing.

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


Rick McCorry