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St. Regis Mountain Trail

Intermediate
 4.7 (3)

St. Regis is a fairly well maintained trail with a nice summit that includes a fire tower you can climb for great views.


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Map Key

3.3

Miles

5.2

KM

Point to Point

2,865' 873 m

High

1,656' 505 m

Low

1,388' 423 m

Up

182' 55 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

39%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Description

At 2,874 feet, St. Regis does not qualify as one of the ADK 46ers, but it is one of the Saranac Lake 6ers and part of the Fire Tower Challenge. This trail can be attempted year round, but winter hikers should use microspikes and snowshoes.

From the road to Spectacle Ponds, the trail begins with gentle elevation in a hardwood forest with a lot of typical Adirondack glacial rock that seems to just pop up out of the ground. As you continue to hike following the yellow markers, the trail gradually gets steeper. Eventually, you begin climbing a stone staircase that will take you just about to the summit.

At 3.4 miles, you reach the mostly bald summit that has great views. There is a fire tower that has been restored and is open to the public. Though the stairs up the tower may seem scary to some, it is well worth overcoming the fear to enjoy the extended view from the tower.

Plenty of parking is located on Keese Mills Road in Keese Mill, west of Paul Smith's College.

Contacts

Land Manager: NY DEC - Region 5 Office

Shared By:

Mike Biolsi

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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Fire tower on St Regis... YES, you can climb it, and you SHOULD.
Oct 20, 2017 near Saranac…, NY
Amazing views from the summit.
Oct 20, 2017 near Saranac…, NY
View from the summit
Aug 4, 2019 near Saranac…, NY
St Regis Summit from the top of the fire tower.
Oct 20, 2017 near Saranac…, NY
St. Regis Mountain
Mar 18, 2019 near Saranac…, NY

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Jul 31, 2020
Mackensey Kelsey
Beautiful hike! Get there early to beat the crowds and enjoy the view from the top without many others.
Sep 8, 2019
Georgia Harrell
3.3mi — 8h 14m
Sep 1, 2019
Malith Waharaka
Oct 23, 2018
Deb HH
travelled to Mount Saint Regis on a sunny morning and set of on the trail. a few spots of rain about 3/4 of the way up but nothing to much... howev… 7.5mi
Aug 25, 2018
Duy Tran
6.2mi
Aug 11, 2018
Me Too
Jul 26, 2018
Petrina Marie
Sep 4, 2017
Mike Biolsi
6.8mi