Don’t end your hike with a parking ticket

To avoid congestion and potentially dangerous situations, parking on the shoulder of Route 73 between Chapel Pond and the Rooster Comb trailhead is off limits. Parking on the shoulder of the road near the Cascade Mountain trailhead is also off limits. Shuttles are available. read more

South Dix (Carson Peak)

  • Route 73

Hike Features


South Dix is in the process of being renamed Carson Peak, in commemoration of Russell M.L. Carson, a charter member and past president of the Adirondack Mountain Club, and the author of Peaks and People of the Adirondacks, the first authoritative history of Adirondack mountains, their naming and their climbing history.

This Adirondack 46 High Peak is number 37 on the list.

Because South Dix is the peak that lays smack dab in the middle of the range there are many approaches to the summit. See the descriptions for East Dix, Macomb, or Hough. Herd paths lead along the ridges connecting these peaks to South Dix. The shortest approach is via Macomb. South Dix has a wooded summit with limited views, but excellent views can be had from the south shoulder, which is on the route from Macomb. Keep in mind that South Dix can only be climbed with other mountains in the Dix Range.

17+ miles RT, challenging, Elevation: 4060' Ascent: 3050'