A trip to the Adirondacks isn't complete without experiencing one of our hiking trails. They're accessible year round, and there are hundreds of miles of paths to explore. Some people flock here for the big mountains but even the easy hikes near Lake Placid are a great place to start, especially if you're new to hiking.

Be prepared

We love our mountains, and you should too! Please help us protect them by enjoying them responsibly. Before heading out, review Leave No Trace principles, make sure you're prepared for the journey ahead, and familiarize yourself with regulations and weather in the mountains.

The Department of Environmental Conservation is a great resource for more outdoor recreation related information.

Short, sweet, and what a view!

Many of our short hikes offer up a great outdoor experience that's complete with a beautiful view. There are a variety of walking and easy hiking options for you and your entire family to enjoy in the Lake Placid Region — find your favorite and make some great family memories! If the list of hiking trails below proves to be too much to choose from, this writeup of short hikes with big views in the Lake Placid area may help you make up your mind.

So get out there and stretch your legs, get in touch with nature, explore something new and go home saying you hiked in the Adirondacks.

If you're looking for hikes and mountains that are a little more challenging, check out some of the 2 to 4 hour hikes that the Adirondacks are known for.

Leave No Trace

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks


Seven Principles of Leave No Trace

Results for "1 - 2 Hour Hikes"

South Meadow
Meadow Lane, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445
Henry's Woods
Bear Cub Lane, Lake Placid
(518) 523-3061
Cobble Hill
Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445
Little Cherrypatch Pond
State Route 86Lake Placid, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445
Rocky Falls is a gem of a hike.
Rocky Falls
Heart Lake, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445
John Brown Farm State Historic Site
115 John Brown Road, Lake Placid
(518) 523-3900
Mt. Jo
Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445
Connery Pond
State Route 86Lake Placid, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445
Monument Falls
Route 86, Wilmington
(518) 523-2445
Baxter Mountain
Route 9N, Keene
(518) 523-2445
Round Pond - Saint Huberts
Route 73, Keene Valley
(518) 523-2445
Flume Knob
Route 86, Wilmington
(518) 523-2445