Meet the 46 High Peaks

Big, bold, and beautiful, the Adirondack High Peaks have been a magnet for explorers for more than 150 years. The original list of High Peaks included the 46 Adirondack mountains that were higher than 4,000 feet in elevation. Later, it was determined that one mountain had been overlooked and four of the original group were actually a little lower than 4,000 feet.

These days, people seeking the coveted 46er patch must summit the mountains on the original list. All but four of the High Peaks are located in the Lake Placid, Keene-Keene Valley area. The other four, Seymour Mountain and the Seward Range, are located a bit to the west.

Roughly twenty of the High Peaks do not have a marked trail to the top. On those mountains, unmaintained, unmarked herd paths have developed over the years. These paths are generally easy to follow, but anyone attempting them should know how to use a map and compass. Hikers are urged to buy a good hiking guidebook or to hire an Adirondack guide.

Gothics
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Iroquois Peak
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Mount Colden
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Basin Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Big Slide
Location: Garden Trailhead, Keene Valley, New York
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Lower Wolfjaw Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Tabletop Mountain
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Mount Marcy
Location: Adirondack Loj, Lake Placid, New York
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Esther Mountain
Location: Reservoir Lane, Wilmington, New York
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Cascade Mountain
Location: Route 73, Lake Placid, New York
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South Dix (Carson Peak)
Location: Route 73, Keene, New York
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Allen Mountain
Location: County Route 25, Newcomb, New York
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Mount Colvin
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Nye Mountain
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Santanoni Peak
Location: Upper Works, Newcomb, New York
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Phelps Mountain
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Porter Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene, New York
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Mount Haystack
Location: The Garden, Keene Valley, New York
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Street Mountain
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Algonquin Peak
Location: Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid, New York
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Armstrong Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Saddleback Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Wright Peak
Location: Heart Lake, Lake Placid, New York
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Upper Wolfjaw Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene Valley, New York
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Dix Mountain
Location: Route 73, Keene, New York
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