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: 518-523-3441High Peaks Day Hikes
Whether you are working on your 46, uncomfortable approaching the High Peaks on your own, or just looking for a great hike in the mountains, these one-day guided trips are for you. We'll discuss safe low-impact travel, route selection, off trail navigation, and the rich natural history of the Adirondacks. All hikes are strenuous and will require a full day of hiking.
Cost: $72 (Members receive 10% discount), includes guide and instruction.Dix & Hough (elev. 4,857’ & 4,400’),13.7 milesAugust 18
September 29Register NowDonaldson & Emmons (elev. 4,140’ & 4,040’), 14.6 miles August 11Register NowDonaldson & Seward (elev. 4,140’ & 4,361’), 14 milesAugust 4
September 22Register NowEsther(4240 ft),6.6 milesMarch 8Register NowMacomb, South & East Dix (elev. 4,405’; 4,060’ & 4,012’), 12.3 milesJuly 14
September 8Register NowMt. Marshall (elev. 4,360’), 17 milesJune 29
September 15Register NowSeymour (elev. 4,120'), 14.4 milesJune 30
August 25Register NowStreet & Nye (elev. 4,166' & 3,895''), 9 MilesJune 28
July 28Register NowTabletop (4427 ft), 9.8 milesMarch 15
Register NowBackpacking Trips
Beginner BackpackingJuly 11-13
Enjoy learning the tips and tricks of backpacking and low-impact camping with a NYS Licensed Guide. Three days and two nights will be spent in the High Peaks Wilderness covering topics such as proper gear, food planning and preparation, safety considerations, map reading, camp set-up, low-impact techniques, water treatment, waste management and stove use.
Cost: $193 (Members receive 10% discount); includes instruction, meals, and use of group gear.Register Now
Johns Brook Valley Teen Adventure July 28-31
This four-day, three-night camping adventure is for teens ages 14 to 17. Explore Johns Brook Valley’s mountains, streams and lean-tos while we build friendship, camaraderie and outdoor skills in the Adirondack backcountry. Participants will experience hiking high peaks and learning the skills to become a proficient backpacker.
Cost: $300 (Members receive 10% discount); includes instruction, transportation during the course, all meals, and use of group equipment (tents, stoves, cook sets, etc.).Register Now
Trailless Peak Backpacking
These trips are designed for those who have experience hiking and backpacking and who are looking for guided backcountry experience in pursuit of climbing the summits of the High Peaks. The group will hike into a base camp from which they’ll be guided up the "trailless” peaks. These courses will be a cooperative group camping experience led by a NYS licensed guide with the shared responsibility of camp chores, cooking, and decision-making.
Cost: $193 (Members receive 10% discount); includes instruction, meals, and use of group gear.Dix RangeJune 20-22
September 12-14 Register NowSeward RangeJuly 4-6
September 26-28 Register NowSantanoni RangeJuly 18-20
August 30-September 1
October 3-5Register NowCliff & RedfieldJune 27-29
Register NowAllen Mt.July 25-27
October 11-13Register NowSkylight & GrayJuly 11-13
August 22-24Register Now
Custom Guided Hikes
Do the scheduled group hikes not fit into your schedule? ADK does offer custom guided trips and programs to fit your needs.