Upper Wolfjaw Mountain

A treed summit and some steep portions of the trail. Part of the Gothics, Armstrong Mountain, Upper & Lower Wolfjaw Mountain loops, and a great place to stop for lunch.

Don't be fooled by its dramatic "false summit." That first, flat plateau with a great view isn't the actual peak! Go about 500 yards further down the trail and look about 10 yards off it.

This is the 29th of the 46 highest peaks in the Adiorndacks.

Upper Wolfjaw Trailhead: Part of the Great Range, with trailheads at Adirondack Loj or in Keene Valley. The shortest approach is from the Ausable Club. See description for Lower Wolf Jaw via the Wedge Brook Trail. At the junction 1.6 miles up from the West River Trail, bear left to Wolf Jaw Notch. From here it is a very steep 0.5 mi. to the false summit and another 0.4 miles to the actual summit.

12 miles RT, Demanding Hike, Elevation 4185’

Time in hours: Family with Young Kids: not recommended
Experienced Hiker: To Summit: 3.0 Round Trip: 6.5
Out of Shape Hiker: not recommended

Some photos courtesy of summitpost.org. Read their blog post about this hike!

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