2 - 4 Hour Hikes

It's the perfect day — lunch on a mountain followed by a satisfying dinner in town. The best thing about half-day hikes is finding yourself someplace scenic with plenty of time to enjoy the view before the sun sets. 

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.

A little bit of effort goes a long way

We can't say these hikes are easy, but they wil take you to some pretty amazing places. Get you up close and personal with one of the most picturesque waterfalls in the Adirondacks at Beaver Meadow Falls, or hike to Whiteface Landing and go swimming in Lake Placid, then contemplate whether you're up for the steep ascent of Whiteface Mountain, New York's fifth highest peak. If Whiteface seems like a bit much, try Hurricane Mountain

If 2 to 4 hours is stretching it, try some easier 1 to 2 hour hikes, or check out our 4 to 8 hour hikes if you .want something more challenging.

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