Hiking Trails in the Adirondacks

Home to the largest trail system in the nation, the Adirondack Park offers some of the best hiking in the East with over 2,000 miles of marked hiking trails. Most notable among these are the region’s trails leading to the 46 High Peaks, each over 4,000 feet. With so many mountains and trails to choose from, it's no surprise that hiking and climbing are favorites among Lake Placid’s outdoor activities.

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Adventurous Adirondack hikes

Looking for a challenge? Try Mount Marcy, the tallest mountain in New York State at 5,344 feet, or choose Mount Haystack for one of the most demanding hikes in the High Peaks Region. Tackle either of these and you’ll see, the summit views are worth the trek!

For a daring Adirondack adventure, try bushwhacking on your next hiking trek.

Favorite Lake Placid day hikes

Looking for a hike that doesn’t take the entire day? The Adirondack Park is home to a number of day hikes that will leave you time and energy to enjoy the rest of what the area has to offer while still offering stunning views! Cascade Mountain – a local favorite - is one of the easiest of the High Peaks to climb and is known for its spectacular panoramic vista. For some of the region’s shorter hikes try Owl’s Head, Cobble Hill or Balanced Rocks – all three are great family hikes or perfect for a quick jaunt with friends.  

Backpack the Adirondacks

The Adirondack Park is a prime backpacking destination with over six-million-acres that offer a variety of backcountry camping and lean-to locations. After a few nights of sleeping under the stars, treat yourself to a hot shower and relaxing stay in one of Lake Placid’s many comfortable hotels.

Map out the perfect hike

The Lake Placid Region is home to great Adirondack hikes for every family member and ability level – and no matter what kind of outing you seek, skilled area Adirondack Guides can help you find the right fit to plan that perfect day!

Hiking Highlight Map

Hiking in the Elizabethtown/Keene Area

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Santanoni Peak
Location: Upper Works, Newcomb, New York
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Allen Mountain
Location: County Route 25, Newcomb, New York
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Split Rock Mountain
Location: Lakeshore Rd, Westport, New York
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Town of Keene Ridge Loop
Location: Airport Road, Keene, New York
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Armstrong Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Slide Mountain
Location: 615 Alstead Hill Road, Keene, New York
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Mount Colvin
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Morgan Mountain
Location: Franklin Falls Road, Wilmington, New York
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Penfield Pond Trail
Location: 6482 Main Street, Westport, New York
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Whiteface Landing
Location: Off Route 86, Lake Placid, New York
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Gothics
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Owls Head
Location: Owls Head Lane, Keene, New York
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Adirondac/Tahawus Mines
Location: County Rt. 25, Newcomb, New York
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Knoblock Falls
Location: Route 9N, Keene, New York
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Henry's Woods
Location: Bear Cub Lane, Lake Placid, New York
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Jay Mountain
Location: Jay Mountain Road, Jay, New York
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South Meadow
Location: Meadow Lane, Lake Placid, New York
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Round Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Mount Donaldson
Location: Coreys Road, Tupper Lake, New York
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Peninsula Nature Trails
Location: Brewster Peninsula Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Dial Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Rocky Peak Ridge
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Saddleback Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Round Pond - Saint Huberts
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Rong Peak
Location: Heart Lake, Lake Placid, New York
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