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286 mi 460 km of trail 6 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 22 Trails Intermediate Trails 33 Trails Hard Trails 49 Trails
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Recommended Routes in High Peaks Wilderness - 6

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Favorite Approaching the summit of Mt. Marcy.
Difficult

Mt. Marcy via Van Hoevenberg Trail

14.0 mi 22.5 km 3,101' Up 945.04 m Up 3,101' Down 945.17 m Down

Lake Pl…, NY
Favorite Climbing Gothics Cables
Very Difficult

Adirondack Great Range

21.0 mi 33.8 km 7,334' Up 2235.5 m Up 6,777' Down 2065.64 m Down

Keene, NY
Favorite View at the top.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mount Jo

1.9 mi 3.1 km 657' Up 200.37 m Up 656' Down 200.02 m Down

Lake Pl…, NY
Favorite Looking out at the top of Indian Pass
Difficult

Indian Pass Trail

9.5 mi 15.3 km 876' Up 267.14 m Up 1,273' Down 388.05 m Down

Lake Pl…, NY
Favorite Approaching the summit of Mt. Marcy.
Difficult

Gray Peak, Mount Skylight, & Mount Marcy via Avalanche Pass

14.8 mi 23.8 km 4,069' Up 1240.22 m Up 4,022' Down 1225.8 m Down

Lake Pl…, NY
Favorite Phelps Brook Dam Pond
Difficult

Upper Works to Adk

11.8 mi 19.0 km 1,516' Up 462.07 m Up 1,111' Down 338.57 m Down

Lake Pl…, NY

Trails in High Peaks Wilderness - 98

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4.6 mi 7.4 km #1Algonquin Trail
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY 15 
1.4 mi 2.3 km #2Mount Colden Trail
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
0.6 mi 0.9 km #3Iroquois Peak Trail
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
0.5 mi 0.7 km #4Sawteeth Trail
Very Difficult
Keene, NY
Very Difficult
Keene, NY
4.4 mi 7.1 km #5Pitchoff Mountain Trail
Difficult
Keene, NY
Difficult
Keene, NY
1.3 mi 2.1 km #6Van Hovenberg Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
2.7 mi 4.3 km #7Ampersand Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Saranac Lake, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Saranac Lake, NY
0.2 mi 0.3 km #8SLIDE to Cascade Falls
Very Difficult
Keene, NY
Very Difficult
Keene, NY
2.2 mi 3.5 km #9Cascade Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Keene, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Keene, NY
4.0 mi 6.4 km #10Avalanche Pass Trail
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
8.3 mi 13.4 km #11Phelps Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Keene, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Keene, NY
9.1 mi 14.7 km #12Calamity Brook Trail
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
0.4 mi 0.6 km #13Wright Peak Trail
Very Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
Very Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
1.2 mi 2.0 km #14L. Morgan Porter Trail
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
1.0 mi 1.6 km #15Mount Haystack Trail
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
3.7 mi 6.0 km #16Street and Nye Trail
Very Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
Very Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
0.5 mi 0.8 km #17Mount Skylight Trail
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
2.3 mi 3.7 km #18Mt. Van Hoevenburg Trail
Intermediate
Lake Placid, NY
Intermediate
Lake Placid, NY
2.4 mi 3.8 km #19A.W. Weld Trail
Very Difficult
Keene, NY
Very Difficult
Keene, NY
3.0 mi 4.9 km #20Lake Arnold Trail
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY

Photos of High Peaks Wilderness - 97

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Climbing Gothics Cables
Nov 7, 2017 near Keene, NY
Lake Arnold with wooded false summit of Colden
Sep 2, 2019 near Lake Pl…, NY
View from false summit of Colden. MacIntyre Range on the right (west/southwest). True summit of Colden on the left (south)
Sep 2, 2019 near Lake Pl…, NY
Algonquin
May 28, 2015 near Lake Pl…, NY
Little Haystack and view northeast through Johns Brook Valley to Big Slide. Shoulder of Marcy to the left, partial view of continuation of Great Range to right, and parts of Basin.
Nov 7, 2017 near Keene, NY
Approaching the summit of Mt. Marcy.
May 27, 2015 near Lake Pl…, NY
Top of Ampersand Mountain, viewing one of the Saranac Lakes
Oct 19, 2019 near Saranac…, NY
Top of Ampersand Mountain
Oct 19, 2019 near Saranac…, NY