Hiking trails in the Adirondacks

Home to the largest trail system in the nation, the Adirondacks 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, most of which are 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.

The High Peaks are beautiful, which means they're also extremely popular. Consider getting away from the crowds by tackling some of these lesser visited mountains. The views are just as nice!

Hikes outside of the High Peaks

Hikes outside of the High Peaks, en Francais

​Before heading out, be sure to review Leave No Trace ethics to ensure you're protecting the Adirondacks for future generations! The DEC is a great resource for more outdoor recreation related information.

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!

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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Rock Pond
Location: Coreys Rd, Tupper Lake, New York
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Mt. Jo
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Santanoni Peak
Location: Upper Works, Newcomb, New York
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Catamount Mountain
Location: Plank Rd, Wilmington, New York
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Allen Mountain
Location: County Route 25, Newcomb, New York
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Mount Colden
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Upper Wolfjaw Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Moose Pond
Location: Route 3, Bloomingdale, New York
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Whiteface Mountain Hike
Location: Reservoir Rd, Wilmington, New York
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Hurricane Mountain
Location: Route 9N, Keene, New York
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The Dam Trail
Location: Route 86, Lake Placid, New York
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South Dix (Carson Peak)
Location: Route 73, Keene, New York
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Scott and Wallface ponds
Location: 1002 Adirondack Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Pyramid Peak
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Algonquin Mountain
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Jay Mountain
Location: Jay Mountain Road, Jay, New York
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Green Mountain
Location: Route 9N, Elizabethtown, New York
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Iroquois Peak
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Round Pond - Saint Huberts
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Haystack Mountain
Location: Route 86, Ray Brook, New York
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Snow Mountain and Deer Brook Falls
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Crown Point State Historic Site
Location: 21 Grandview Drive, Crown Point, New York
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Scarface Mountain
Location: Raybrook Road, Ray Brook, New York
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Esther Mountain
Location: Reservoir Lane, Wilmington, New York
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Mount Redfield
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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