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.

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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Armstrong Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Adirondac/Tahawus Mines
Location: County Rt. 25, Newcomb, New York
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Saddleback Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Noonmark Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Raquette Falls
Location: Coreys Falls, Saranac Lake, New York
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LaChute River Walk
Location: Ticonderoga, New York
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Morgan Mountain
Location: Franklin Falls Road, Wilmington, New York
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Santanoni Peak
Location: Upper Works, Newcomb, New York
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Wilmington Peak - Cooper Kiln Pond Approach
Location: Franklin Falls Road, Wilmington, New York
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Indian Head and Fish Hawk Cliffs
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Lost Lookout
Location: Route 73, Keene, New York
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MacNaughton Mountain
Location: Heart Lake, Lake Placid, New York
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Saranac Lake Walking Tour
Location: Main Street, Saranac Lake, New York
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Mount Colvin
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Mount Arab
Location: CR 62, Piercefield, New York
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Cobble Hill
Location: Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, New York
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Mt. Van Hoevenberg
Location: South Meadows Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Fernow Trail
Location: Route 30, Tupper Lake, New York
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Upper Wolfjaw Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Panther Peak
Location: Upper Works, Newcomb, New York
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Pitchoff Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene, New York
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Elk Pass
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Mount Baker
Location: Forest Hill Avenue, Saranac Lake, New York
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Rainbow Falls
Location: Lake Road, Keene Valley, New York
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