Hiking Trails in the Adirondack High Peaks
Boasting 2,000 miles of marked Adirondack hiking trails – the largest system in the nation – the Adirondack Park offers some of the best hiking in the East. In the High Peaks, with 46 Peaks over 4,000 feet to choose from, it's no surprise that hiking and climbing is a favorite outdoor activity in Lake Placid.
Challenge yourself with the two tallest mountains in New York State - Mount Marcy, the highest Adirondack peak, looms at 5,344 feet while Algonquin Mountain, the 2nd tallest, towers at 5,115 feet. Although both may be challenging Adirondack hikes, the summit views are worth the trek. Be sure to read about bushwhacking prior to your hiking trip.
If you don't have the time for a dawn-to-dusk adventure or are just looking for something a bit more leisurely, Scarface Mountain is both a local and visitor favorite. Or check out one of the many shorter family hikes. For something in between, navigate your way up Cascade Mountain, thought to be the easiest of the 4,000-foot High Peaks, and be rewarded with stunning views at its rocky mountain summit.
View the list of Adirondack hikes below and start inventing your perfect Lake Placid hiking vacation. And, don't forget to browse our many hotels in Lake Placid and book your reservation so you have a place to unwind after a day on our trails!
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