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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Mount Skylight
Location: Heart Lake, Lake Placid, New York
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Wilmington Peak - Cooper Kiln Pond Approach
Location: Franklin Falls Road, Wilmington, New York
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Blueberry Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Owls Head
Location: Owls Head Lane, Keene, New York
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South Meadow
Location: Meadow Lane, Lake Placid, New York
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Giant's Nubble
Location: Rt. 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Goodnow Mt.
Location: Rt. 28N, Newcomb, New York
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Blueberry Cobbles
Location: Route 9, Elizabethtown, New York
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Mt. Jo
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Lower Wolfjaw Mountain
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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Town of Keene Ridge Loop
Location: Airport Road, Keene, New York
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Noonmark Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Indian Carry to Stoney Creek Pond
Location: Route 3, Saranac Lake, New York
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Scarface Mountain
Location: Raybrook Road, Ray Brook, New York
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Morgan Mountain
Location: Franklin Falls Road, Wilmington, New York
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Belfry Mountain
Location: County Highway 7C, Witherbee, New York
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Nye Mountain
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Seymour Mountain
Location: Route 3, Tupper Lake, New York
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Mount Colvin
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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Mount Marcy
Location: Adirondack Loj, Lake Placid, New York
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Beaver Meadow Falls
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Upper Wolfjaw Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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