1 - 2 Hour Hikes

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 our short hikes 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 — check out the top of Cobble, and you'll be amazed that you're still right in the village of Lake Placid! There are a variety of walking and easy hiking options for you and your family to enjoy in the Lake Placid Region — find your favorite and make some great family memories! 

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.

Echo Lake
Location: Mount Whitney Road, Lake Placid, New York
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Rocky Falls
Location: Heart Lake, Lake Placid, New York
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Henry's Woods
Location: Bear Cub Lane, Lake Placid, New York
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Monument Falls
Location: Route 86, Wilmington, New York
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Round Pond - Saint Huberts
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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John Brown Farm State Historic Site
Location: 115 John Brown Road, Lake Placid, New York
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Town of Keene Ridge Loop
Location: Airport Road, Keene, New York
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South Meadow
Location: Meadow Lane, Lake Placid, New York
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Mt. Jo
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Balanced Rocks
Location: Route 73, Lake Placid, New York
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Flume Knob
Location: Route 86, Wilmington, New York
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Little Cherrypatch Pond
Location: State Route 86, Lake Placid, New York
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Giant's Nubble
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Round Pond
Location: Route 73, Keene, New York
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Baxter Mountain
Location: Route 9N, Keene, New York
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Cascade Falls
Location: Route 73, Keene, New York
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Bear Run
Location: Route 73, Keene, New York
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Bear Den Mountain
Location: 5021 Route 86, Wilmington, New York
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Knoblock Falls
Location: Route 9N, Keene, New York
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Penfield Pond Trail
Location: 6482 Main Street, Westport, New York
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Big Crow
Location: Route 73, Keene, New York
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Peninsula Nature Trails
Location: Brewster Peninsula Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Cobble Hill
Location: Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, New York
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Roaring Brook Falls
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Stag Brook Falls
Location: 5021 New York 86, Wilmington, New York
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