An Introduction to High Peaks Hiking
Elevation: 3100 ft
Ascent: 1820 ft
Distance: 2.3 or 4.8 miles
Location: Trail starts on Adirondack Mountain Reserve property, St. Huberts
Region: Lake Placid/High Peaks
There are two routes up Round Mountain. The closest trailhead is a short walk up the Ausable Club road. The other trail starts further up the Ausable Club roads on the same route as the Stimson trail up Noonmark.
The final 700 or 800 feet to the summit is covered in around a mile. Once on the summit, the trail continues about 200 yards over the open summit ridge to the actual high point with fine views of the Great Range along the way. One can make a loop trip by descending the steep western side of Round on a trail which is not as steep as the contour lines would suggest. Upon reaching the valley floor, take the Old Dix trail back to the Ausable Club.
Hope you have a great hike! Bob Goodwin