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Adirondack High Peaks Hikes

These are hikes that the authors feel are rewarding. The write-ups are not intended to be complete descriptions of the trails, nor are directions included on how to navigate out and back. Check out ADK’s guidebooks and maps for complete trail information. They are available from ADK’s online store.

Hiking with your family? Try some of the shorter hikes in the Adirondacks: Owls Head or Mt. Jo.

ADK’s Forest Preserve Trail Guide Series

The Adirondack Mountain Club publishes a complete set of guidebooks and topographic trail maps, known as The Forest Preserve Series. The series features the following areas:

These guides are valuable resources to help you find the trailheads, assess if the trail is manageable for you, and assist you in finding your location via the trail descriptions and maps.

You can purchase the guides from ADK’s online store, at our ADK retail store in Lake George, 518-668-4447, 800-395-8080, or at our ADK High Peaks Information Center near Lake Placid, 518-523-3441.

Moose Pond

Elevation: Nearly flat Round-trip Distan READ MORE

McKenzie Pond from the Jackrabbit Ski Trail

Ascent: Fairly level Round-trip Distance READ MORE

Baker Mountain

A Family Sized Peak Elevation: 2452 ft A READ MORE

Noonmark Mountain

Elevation: 3556 ft Ascent: 2175 ft Round READ MORE

Bald Peak

A Good Climb in the Spring Elevation: 30 READ MORE

Hurricane Mountain (Fire Tower)

A Big Open Summit Elevation: 3694 ft Asc READ MORE