Adirondack trails for all abilities 

Don't let the snow keep you off the trails — grab a pair of snowshoes and hike all winter long. With more than 2,000 miles of walkable terrain, the Adirondack trail system will allow you to take in the fresh air and beautiful scenery of the great outdoors. 

Experience the Adirondack park as it transforms itself into a winter wonderland of glistening, frozen waterfalls, snow-covered trees, and wildlife footprints. Challenge yourself by conquering one of the Adirondack 46 High Peaks, check out a more leisurely favorite like the Jackrabbit Trail, or access a variety of terrain at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Complex.

Outdoor winter fun

Snowshoeing is simple to learn and fun for everyone. Little equipment is needed for this affordable activity. Many hotels in Lake Placid offer trails of their own or have snowshoes on site, so be sure to ask what's available, and many stores in town rent and sell snowshoeing equipment. Stroll Lake Placid's Main Street shops to gear up before your trek or get expert help from a skilled Adirondack Guide.

Couple snowshoes at Haven Hill trails
Reading the trailhead before heading out to the trails
A girl snowshoes across Mirror Lake on a warmer day
Two females chat as they snowshoe through the snow covered trees in Lake Placid
A winter hiker soaks up the view from the top of Mt. Van Hoevenberg in the winter.

Great winter cross-training

Although snowshoeing has been around for more than 6,000 years, today, it's one of the fastest-growing winter sports. For runners, triathletes, and Ironmen, snowshoeing is an excellent winter cross-training activity to stay in shape, burning more than 600 calories per hour. After working up an appetite on the trail, head to one of the many Lake Placid restaurants to refuel, and get ready for tomorrow's adventure. 

Leave No Trace and Love Your ADK

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.

In winter, it is especially important to come prepared and practice ways to Love Your ADK; the best way to avoid emergencies is to properly plan and prepare for your trip.

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Cascade Mountain
Route 73, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Cascade is generally considered to be the "easiest" of the 46 High Peaks, but that doesn't mean it's not a challenge! Sweeping views are only reached after ascending almost 2,000 feet...

  
Pine Pond Trail
Averyville Rd, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

This route is also used by snowmobiles, but it is a fantastic cross-country ski or snowshoe if you're up for the adventure!

  
Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country Skiing & Biathlon Center
220 Bobrun Lane, Lake Placid
(518) 523-4436

The Olympic Cross Country ski trails of Mt. Van Hoevenberg have delighted individuals, couples and families for over 35 years. Constant trail upgrades and world-class groom on 50 km of rolling Adirondack terrain have been the hallmark of our Olympic...

  
Mount Redfield
Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Redfield was named for Professor William C. Redfield: meteorologist, organizer of, and participant in, the first recorded ascent of Mount Marcy. This High Peak is trailless so use of map/compass is required.

  
Mount Colden
Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Mount Colden is one of the more popular mountains in the High Peaks, and with good reason: the hike is challenging and beautiful. 

  
Mt. Van Hoevenberg
220 Bobsled Run Lane, Lake Placid
(518) 523-4436

Home to the combined bobsled, luge and skeleton track--the only one east of the Rockies--as well as 50 km of groomed cross country ski trails and a biathlon shooting range, the Olympic Sports Complex is a study in extremes. It's on this track that...

  
John Brown Farm State Historic Site
115 John Brown Road, Lake Placid
(518) 523-3900

Hiking John Brown Farm in the town of North Elba is the home and gravesite of abolitionist John Brown. John Brown died in the pursuit of freedom of slaves, and after an assault on Harpers Ferry to obtain arms in 1859 he was hanged in Virginia. His...

  
Avalanche Lake
Heart Lake, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Avalanche Lake is beautiful and remote. It's well worth the trip for those who are prepared for the miles.

  
Iroquois Peak
Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Hiking Iroquois is the third peak along the MacIntyre Mountain Range and is most often climbed with Algonquin Peak and Wright Peak. The primary route as you see ascends most of Wright and all of Algonquin on the way. Iroquois is one of the High Peaks...

  
Whiteface Landing
Off Route 86, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Hiking It's a 2.5 mile hike one way to Whiteface Landing. The trail starts at the left side of the trailhead parking area and soon climbs moderately away from the pond and the private camps on the pond before descending to the shore of the pond at 0.4...

  
Heaven Hill Trails
Bear Cub Rd, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Route Overview One of the perfect things about the Adirondacks' newest trail system is the variety of options. There are three main loops and all of the paths are relatively flat and accessible. The Big Field Loop is 0.9 miles long and leads through...

  
Mount Marshall
Lake Placid

Marshall's tree covered summit is less impressive than the wondrous trail which leads up to it. With numerous waterfalls along Herbert Brook, and great views of the Flowed Lands, you will not be lacking for photographic opportunities.