From the Loj Road you will have to ski South Meadow Lane for 1mile to access the Klondike Notch Trail. The road starts out heading easily uphill before descending very gradually to the parking lot at the end of the road. The trail is to the back of the parking lt.
The trail to Klondike Notch is a very demanding one even if the beginning of it does not present itself to be so. The start of the trail heads through the low lands of South Meadow but will eventually start climbing and at times a bit steep. The trail ascends the shoulder of Phelps Mountain before topping out at Klondike Notch at around 3,100 feet in elevation. Many skiers stop at the lean-to about 0.75 mile shy of the top of the notch.
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Distance Round Trip:
Leave Lake Placid on Route 73, follow Route 73 toward Keene. Continue for about 3 miles to Adirondack Loj Road on the right. Follow Adirondack Loj Road to South Meadow Lane on the left. Park at the start of South Meadow Lane near the boulders.