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Central Adirondacks

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.

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 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.

Snowy Mountain

Can Live Up to its Name Elevation: 3899 READ MORE

Blue Mountain

A Very Popular Climb Elevation: 3759 ft READ MORE

Schafer Trail at Gore

Waterfalls and Views of the High Peaks E READ MORE

Vanderwhacker Mountain

A Great View of the High Peaks Elevation READ MORE

Blue Ledges

An Interesting Spot Along the Wild Hudso READ MORE

Chimney Mountain

Out of the Ordinary Elevation: 2500 ft A READ MORE