A wonderful open peak summit with a currently abandoned fire tower, but the tower is not needed for some of the best views in the High Peaks.
Hurricane Mountain Trailhead:
From Rt. 9N: trail leaves N side of Rt. 9N 3.5 mi E of the jct. of Rt. 9N and Rt. 73.
The trail climbs steeply for 0.3 miles, levels out, crosses a series of bridges across beaver swamps, an then resumes an increasingly steep climb to a junction at 2.5 miles with the final rocky approach to the right.
5.2 miles RT, Moderate Climb, Elevation 3678'
Time in hours:
Family with Young Kids: To Summit: 2.0 Round Trip: 4.5
Experienced Hiker: To Summit: 1.5 Round Trip: 4.0
Out of Shape Hiker: To Summit: 2.5 Round Trip: 5.0
Some photos courtesy of the adirondackhikes.blogspot.com. Read their blog post about this hike!