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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Mount Marcy
Adirondack Loj, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Mount Marcy is the highest of the High Peaks, and its impressive presence commands the view from many other peaks. The shortest route to its cone-shaped summit is from the Adirondak Loj parking area. Don't be fooled by the relatively low...

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

Gray Peak is the tallest of the trailless High Peaks and has an act of putting on two totally different faces depending on the season. In summer it is slightly treed with stunted growth, in winter the trees are buried and it resembles that of a bald...

  
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...

  
Street and Nye Mountains
Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Often climbed with Nye Mountain, Street is a more rewarding experience as it does have some views. While views are lacking from the true summit a faint herd-path leading a few yards southwest from the summit, opens up outstanding views of the...

  
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. 

  
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.

  
Tabletop Mountain
Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Hiking Tabletop Mountain is the 19th of the 46 highest peaks in the Adirondack Park. This peak is referred to as one of the trail-less High Peaks. The herd-path while not marked is easily followed. Tabletop Mountain is considered one of the easier...

  
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...

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

Lake Arnold is a small body of water located at almost 3800' in elevation, making it one of the highest bodies of water in the Adirondack Park. If one were so inclined they could possibly throw a rock to the opposite end. Snowshoeing This is a great...

  
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...

  
Mt. Jo
Adirondak Loj Rd, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

A great mountain for families and beginners, Mt. Jo's open summit ledges provide one of the best views of the High Peaks for relatively little effort.

  
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...