Proper planning and preparation are essential for a safe and successful hiking or backpacking trip. This information will help you plan a backcountry trip that is both safe and enjoyable for you, while having minimal impact on wildlife and natural resources.
- 10 things you should have before heading into the backcountry.
- Leave No Trace Principles
- Hiking with Kids
- Information on hiking in the Adirondacks
- Watch a video about hiking in the Adirondack High Peaks.
- Develop your backcountry skills with an ADK guided trip or outdoor workshop.
- Buy the most comprehensive and authoritative Adirondack hiking guidebooks and maps at ADK’s online store.
- Learn about hiking and outdoor recreation opportunities in New York State outside of the Adirondack Park.
Interested in hiking, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing, but don’t know how to get started? New to the area and looking for people to share your outdoor adventures? ADK’s 27 chapters in New York and New Jersey host hundreds of outings year-round, both in the Adirondacks and across New York State. Check out the calendar.
Adirondack Trail Information
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) also provides general trail information for the Adirondack Park on its website: