A Classic Day Hike
Elevation: 3352 ft
Ascent: 1775 ft
Round-Trip Distance: 5.2 miles
Location: Off Route 3 between Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake
Region: Lake Placid/High Peaks
The first 1.7 miles of the hike is a tranquil, idyllic “walk in the woods.” The trail is basically flat, going over various streams and through deep beautiful forest. The last mile is a totally different experience, as you need to ascend 1300 ft.
As you reach the 3352 foot summit, you will be directed through huge glacial erratics and fissures in the summit. Keep your eyes peeled for yellow paint blazes and trail markers. Once you break out onto the bald summit you will be amazed at openess of the views.
Enjoy! Stuart Delman