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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Balanced Boulders
Location: Route 73, Lake Placid, New York
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Owls Head
Location: Owls Head Lane, Keene, New York
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Henry's Woods
Location: Bear Cub Lane, Lake Placid, New York
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Moose Pond
Location: Route 3, Bloomingdale, New York
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Poke-O-Moonshine
Location: 135 Route 9, Keeseville, New York
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East Dix
Location: Route 73, Keene, New York
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Rocky Peak Ridge
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Wilmington Peak - Cooper Kiln Pond Approach
Location: Franklin Falls Road, Wilmington, New York
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Washbowl
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Rocky Falls
Location: Heart Lake, Lake Placid, New York
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Blake Peak
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Round Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Monument Falls
Location: Route 86, Wilmington, New York
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Mt. Jo
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Belfry Mountain
Location: County Highway 7C, Witherbee, New York
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Rooster Comb Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Cascade Falls
Location: Route 73, Keene, New York
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Elk Pass
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Cobble Hill
Location: Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, New York
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Raquette Falls
Location: Route 3, Saranac Lake, New York
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Mount Redfield
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Mount Donaldson
Location: Route 3, Tupper Lake, New York
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Macomb Mountain
Location: Elk Lake Rd, North Hudson, New York
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Cliff Mountain
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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