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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

High Peaks Wilderness Hiking

  • 360 Miles 579 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 22 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 39 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 44 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in High Peaks Wilderness - 99

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4.6 mi 7.4 km #1Algonquin Trail
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY 16 
2.2 mi 3.5 km #2Cascade Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Keene, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Keene, NY 16 
2.7 mi 4.3 km #3Ampersand Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Saranac Lake, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Saranac Lake, NY
1.4 mi 2.3 km #4Mount Colden Trail
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
0.6 mi 0.9 km #5Iroquois Peak Trail
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
1.3 mi 2.1 km #6Van Hovenberg Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
0.5 mi 0.7 km #7Sawteeth Trail
Very Difficult
Keene, NY
Very Difficult
Keene, NY
1.5 mi 2.4 km #8Seymour Mountain Herd Path
Very Difficult
Saranac Lake, NY
Very Difficult
Saranac Lake, NY
4.4 mi 7.1 km #9Pitchoff Mountain Trail
Difficult
Keene, NY
Difficult
Keene, NY
0.2 mi 0.3 km #10SLIDE to Cascade Falls
Very Difficult
Keene, NY
Very Difficult
Keene, NY

Photos of High Peaks Wilderness - 103

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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
Seward Range from just below the summit of Seymour.
Aug 25, 2020 near Saranac…, NY
Summit
Aug 18, 2020 near Keene, NY