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.

Why take the shuttle?

Why not? There are several reasons to take the shuttle and they're all fantastic.

  • It's better for the environment! Fewer cars on the road means less pollution and better, cleaner air. That means better hiking and a healthier, happier experience for all.
  • Skip the worry about parking. The Adirondacks are much adored and parking lots at trailheads can get crowded. This way, there's no worry!
  • Save your money! By saving on gas, you can enjoy a less expensive day out.
  • You can relax. When someone else does the driving, you can enjoy the stunning scenery.

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:

Fall Shuttle - Leaf peep or hike!

This fall, enjoy the gorgeous fall foliage and great hiking in the Lake Placid area with a special hiker shuttle! This shuttle travels between Marcy Field and Frontier Town Gateway in North Hudson from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., October 1 - 2, and 8 - 10.

Some of the hikes available from this shuttle route are:

Even if you're not in the mood for a hike, enjoy the shuttle as a scenic ride and savor views of the High Peaks in all their fall splendor! The foliage along this route is fantastic, as are views of Roaring Brook Falls, ponds, and streams. On Saturdays, Marcy Field is also the site of the Keene Farmers' Market, a wonderful chance to stretch your legs, grab a few selfies, and dig in to fresh food and local crafts.

Download the Fall Leaf Peeping Shuttle schedule

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