Trail Conditions & Weather

Adirondack High Peaks Trail Conditions

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) maintains a detailed web page on trail conditions in the High Peaks. The page is updated every Thursday. (Page goes to the DEC website.)

Adirondack High Peaks Weather

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*Forecasts provided by the National Weather Service are based on conditions at low elevations. Hikers and campers in the High Peaks should be prepared for more severe conditions. Check up-to-date forecasts before entering the backcountry.

Mountain weather can change rapidly and unexpectedly. Temperatures can drop 40 degrees Fahrenheit in a few hours, and a sudden warm front can bring rain or a thunderstorm. The temperature drops 3-5 degrees F (2-3 degrees C) for every 1000 ft (305 meters) of elevation gain.