Dix is often climbed by itself, but in many cases is combined with the rest or parts of the Dix Range. The Dix Range also includes South Dix (Carson Peak,), East Dix (Grace Peak,) Hough Peak, and Macomb Mountain. Dix is the big boy of the range and you will see why when you go out for this hike. Dix is a very tough hike with steep terrain, exposed sections and very long distances. The views from Dix are some of the best in North-East including views of the Green Mountains in Vermont. They say on a super clear day the White Mountains of New Hampshire can be seen off in the distance.
This Adirondack 46 High Peak is number 6 on the list.
Below are brief descriptions of the two marked trails to Dix Mt. To visit the other peaks in the range, we highly recommend you pick up a guide book for more in depth detail or hire a local guide to assist you in your visit to the Dix Range.
High Peaks Trailhead: From the intersection of Route 86 and Route 73 in Lake Placid follow Route 73 through Keene and Keene Valley. Continue on Route 73 for around 5+ miles to the Round Pond/Dix Mountain Trailhead on the right.
This is a 13.6 mile RT when doing Dix Mountain alone. From Route 73 you will climb steeply above the road and follow a moderate course to the shore of Round Pond. After a hike around Round Pond you will start a modest ascent to a four-way intersection. From here it's mostly flat to the Bouquet River Lean-to at 4.2 miles. From this point the climb starts to get a bit steeper to the base of the slides on the face of Dix. The slides do not access the summit. After passing along the base of the slides you will duck back into the woods and start a very steep and demanding hike along an eroded path. The steep terrain does not end until the summit is practically reached.
13.6 miles, RT, long day and a challenging climb, Elevation: 4867' Ascent: 2800'