Free Transportation to the Trailhead

In the Adirondacks and the Lake Placid area in particular, hiking is a beautiful and fulfilling activity that many people enjoy. Due to the popularity of this activity, especially on weekends and when fall color brightens the landscape, parking lots at and near trailheads can fill up quickly. To help mitigate the crush and remove stress from everyone, take the hiker shuttle! The hiker shuttle routes offer easy parking and free transportation to some of the most popular and adventurous hikes in the High Peaks.

Town of Keene Hiker Shuttle - Marcy Loop

The Town of Keene shuttle from Marcy Field to The Garden runs on weekends and holidays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through mid-October.

Some of the hikes available from The Garden are:

Essex County Route 73 Shuttle - Marcy Loop

Essex County operates a shuttle that runs along Route 73, between Marcy Field and the Giant Mountain Ridge Trail. The shuttle runs continuously along the loop on weekends and holidays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through mid-October. 

Some of the hikes available from this shuttle route are:

NEW Frontier Town Hiker Shuttle (Multi-Day Hiking Excursion)

New for the summer of 2022, hikers can enjoy a multi-day hiking trip via the Frontier Town Gateway Shuttle. The bus will depart from the Frontier Town Gateway in North Hudson on Monday at 2:00 p.m. and transport hikers to the ADK Loj Parking lot (approx. 2:45 p.m. arrival). Pick-up from this shuttle will be at the Tahawus Upper Works Trailhead Parking in Newcomb on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 2:00 p.m. where it will return you to your starting location at the Frontier Town Gateway. For the 2022 hiking season, the shuttle will depart from North Hudson on August 8 & August 15 and advance registration is required.

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