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.

Mt Marcy Summit - Adirondack High Peaks

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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Owls Head
Location: Owls Head Lane, Keene, New York
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John Browns Farm State Historic Site
Location: 115 John Brown Road, Lake Placid, New York
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Phelps Mountain
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Giant's Nubble
Location: Rt. 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Pitchoff Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene, New York
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Gray Peak
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Big Slide
Location: Garden Trailhead, Keene Valley, New York
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Gothics
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Saddleback Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Pyramid Peak
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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LaChute River Walk
Location: Ticonderoga, New York
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Mount Redfield
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Mount Colden
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Rock Pond
Location: Route 3, Saranac Lake, New York
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Balanced Boulders
Location: Route 73, Lake Placid, New York
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Little Porter Mountain
Location: Garden Parking Area, Keene, New York
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Bald Peak
Location: Route 9, Elizabethtown, New York
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Blueberry Cobbles
Location: Route 9, Elizabethtown, New York
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Town of Keene Ridge Loop
Location: Airport Road, Keene, New York
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Keene Pond Walk
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Cascade Mountain
Location: Route 73, Lake Placid, New York
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Beaver Meadow Falls
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Knoblock Mountain
Location: Route 9N, Keene, New York
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Catamount Mountain
Location: Plank Rd, Wilmington, New York
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Lost Lookout
Location: Route 73, Keene, New York
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