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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Street Mountain
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Blueberry Cobbles
Location: Route 9, Elizabethtown, New York
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Crown Point State Historic Site
Location: 21 Grandview Drive, Crown Point, New York
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Little Porter Mountain
Location: Garden Parking Area, Keene, New York
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Hough Peak
Location: Route 73, Keene, New York
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Green Mountain
Location: Route 9N, Elizabethtown, New York
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Gothics
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Giant's Nubble
Location: Rt. 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Dial Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Town of Keene Ridge Loop
Location: Airport Road, Keene, New York
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Upper Wolfjaw Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Haystack Mountain
Location: Route 86, Ray Brook, New York
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Split Rock Mountain
Location: Lakeshore Rd, Westport, New York
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Esther Mountain
Location: Reservoir Lane, Wilmington, New York
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Rong Peak
Location: Heart Lake, Lake Placid, New York
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Indian Head and Fish Hawk Cliffs
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Wilmington Peak - Slide Approach
Location: Bonnieview Road, Wilmington, New York
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Henry's Woods
Location: Bear Cub Lane, Lake Placid, New York
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Trombley Landing
Location: Route 3, Saranac Lake, New York
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Sawteeth
Location: Route 73, Keene, New York
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Nippletop
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Knoblock Mountain
Location: Route 9N, Keene, New York
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Mount Colden
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, 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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LaChute River Walk
Location: Ticonderoga, New York
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