Goodnow Mountain is one not to be missed by anyone who is in the area. Reached in just under two miles of generally easy going, the summit has a restored fire tower and a sweeping view that includes 23 of the High Peaks.
The trail is in the Huntington Forest owned by the College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. No hunting, camping, or fires; and the area is closed during the hours of darkness.
Trailhead: On Rt. 28N, 1.5 miles west of the ADK Visitor Interpretive Center west of Newcomb. It is also 11.4 miles east of Long Lake.
There is a parking area marked by a large green and white sign. From the parking area, the trail climbs to join an old road at 0.9, passes an old horse barn at 1.5 miles and then after a few short climbs and descents reaches the summit at 1.9 miles.
Times: Families with young children: 1.5 hours to summit Experienced hiker: 45 minutes to summit Out of Shape hiker: 1 hour to summit.