Don’t end your hike with a parking ticket
To avoid congestion and potentially dangerous situations, parking on the shoulder of Route 73 between Chapel Pond and the Rooster Comb trailhead is off limits. Parking near the Cascade Mountain trailhead is limited to designated parking areas and sections of the shoulder where vehicles can park out of the lane of travel. Do not park where signs prohibit parking.
Roadside parking is also prohibited on the following roads in the town of Keene: Au Sable Road, St. Huberts Road, Market Street, Adirondack Street, and Mason Young Lane in Keene Valley.
Also note the Garden Parking Area is closed this summer, but hikers can take a shuttle bus from Marcy Field to the parking area. The shuttle costs $10 round trip and it will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends through the end of June, after which it will run daily.
What to do if the parking areas are full
Hikers who encounter full parking areas should consider some of the region’s other mountains. Baxter Mountain, the Crows, Rocky Peak Ridge from Route 9N, and Owl Head Lookout. Read more about alternate hikes here.
Leave No Trace
While it's fun to explore our backcountry, it's more fun — and safer — to hit the trail prepared. Before you head out, be sure to learn more about the 7 Leave No Trace Principles.