Regional Guide

Hiking - The Adirondacks

Looking for a challenge? Take to the trails up Mount Marcy, the highest Adirondack peak, at some 5,300 feet.

Take on an easier mountain. Cascade, at 4,098 feet, is considered the easiest of the High Peaks. Bonus: The open summit boasts a fantastic circular view of the other peaks.

If what you're after is a long backpack, check out the Northville-Placid Trail, a 133-mile north-south slice through several regions of the Adirondacks.

Find great mountain climbing in the Lake George area at Black Mountain, an 8.5-mile hike that takes you to the highest peak in the two ranges that shelter the lake.

Get really remote. The Cranberry Lake region is about as lonely as you can get in the 'Dacks. Don't miss the 13-mile High Falls Loop in the Five Ponds Wilderness Area.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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