Street Mountain

Often climbed with Nye Mountain, Street is a more rewarding experience as it does have some views. While views are lacking from the true summit a faint herd-path leading a few yards southwest from the summit, opens up outstanding views of the MacIntyre Range and beyond. There is no true maintained trail to, or up, the mountain. However, time has removed this mountain from being truly trail-less and has made it a rather easy to follow herd-path route.

This Adirondack 46 High Peak is number 31 on the list.

Twofer Day: Include Nye to your trip by adding only about 0.5 miles to your adventure. The additional peak will add less than 1 hour to your overall day.

Trailhead: Leave Lake Placid on Route 73, follow Route 73 toward Keene. Take the first right after the Olympic ski jumps onto Adirondack Loj Road. Follow this to the end at Heart Lake. There is a fee ($10 as of 2013) for parking.

This is a 7.25 mile RT over moderate terrain. This route starts out on the opposite side of the toll booth as the parking area. Initially it follows a gravel path to and along the shore of Heart Lake. Just after the trail register, turn right at the junction with signs for Old Ny Ski Trail and Mt. Jo via Rock Garden. Where the Rock Garden Trail up Mount Jo goes right, the path to Street and Nye goes straight. It is officially unmaintained at this point so there could be the potential of down trees blocking the trail. There is a precarious crossing of Indian Pass Brook that has no bridge; high water makes this very difficult and potentially dangerous. The hike follows through open hardwoods, crosses two other smaller brooks and then through an attractive valley to a height-of-land before starting an aggressive climb to the herd-path intersection for Nye Mountain. Street is to the left and less than 1.0 miles from the intersection. The herd-path to Street typically is very tight and has some deadfall to contend with. The grade is not too steep at any point and the forest opens up as you start the climb of Street from the col.

8.0 miles alone or 8.4 miles when combined with Nye, Elevation, 4166’ Ascent 1973’

 

Family with Young Kids: Not recommended

Experienced Hiker: 2 to 3 hours to summit

Out of Shape Hiker: 3 to 4+ hours to summit

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