2 - 4 Hour Hikes

Half day hikes in the Adirondacks

A great way to spend half a day and perhaps bring a picnic is with our 2-4 hour hikes. Spend a bit more time out in nature than our 1-2 hour hikes without devoting the entire day out on the trail. Some of the featured half day hikes include an Adirondack Mountain peaks that you can reach, but you'll also find some easier wooded walks and historic walking tours to choose from.

  • Paul Smiths College Visitor Interperative Center (VIC) offers great, easy hikes, where you learn while you walk.
  • Cascade Mountain is a definite favorite, one of the 46 High Peaks, an intermediate level hike with an amazing view at the top.
  • A bit of extra effort can get you up close and personal with one of the most picturesque waterfalls in the Adirondacks at Beaver Meadow Falls.
  • Or hike Whiteface Landing to the lake where you can go for a swim or picnic before beginning your return trek.

If 2 to 4 hours is stretching it, try some more mild 1 to 2 hour hikes to enjoy either alone or with the family. Or if you are looking for a longer day in the woods check out our 4 to 8 hour hikes.

Bloomingdale Bog
Location: Route 192 N, Bloomingdale, New York
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Little Porter Mountain
Location: Garden Parking Area, Keene, New York
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Cooper Kiln Pond
Location: Route 431, Wilmington, New York
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Hurricane Mountain
Location: Route 9N, Keene, New York
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Goodnow Mountain
Location: Rt. 28N, Newcomb, New York
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Cascade Mountain
Location: Route 73, Lake Placid, New York
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Rooster Comb Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Owl Head Lookout
Location: Route 9N, Elizabethtown, New York
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Haystack Mountain
Location: Route 86, Ray Brook, New York
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Three Brothers
Location: Garden Trailhead, Keene Valley, New York
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Ampersand Mountain
Location: Route 3, Saranac Lake, New York
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Adirondac/Tahawus Mines
Location: County Rt. 25, Newcomb, New York
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Blueberry Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Round Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Beaver Meadow Falls
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Bald Peak
Location: Route 9, Elizabethtown, New York
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Noonmark Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Whiteface Landing
Location: Off Route 86, Lake Placid, New York
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Mt. Van Hoevenberg
Location: South Meadows Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Trombley Landing
Location: Route 3, Saranac Lake, New York
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Snow Mountain and Deer Brook Falls
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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St. Regis Mountain
Location: Keese Mill Rd, Paul Smiths, New York
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Catamount Mountain
Location: Plank Rd, Wilmington, New York
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