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This hike offers views of Schroon Lake and Pharaoh Mountain for relatively little effort. It's a can't miss while in the area!

How to get there

The trailhead is located on the west side of Route 9, 0.6 mi. south of the junction of Routes 9 and 74 off Exit 28 on I-87, the Adirondack Northway. There are two parking areas marked by a large brown and yellow sign.

By the numbers

  • Distance: 1.2 miles, one way
  • Mountain elevation: 1,693 feet
  • Ascent: 725 feet


After leaving the parking lot, the trail first passes under the Northway via two culverts and soon begins a steady, moderate climb before leveling off just before some plank bridges at 0.6 mile. Soon resuming the climb, the trail reaches the mostly wooded summit at 1.2 miles. The first ledge offers views of Schroon Lake and Pharaoh Mountain, while a second view adds in Paradox Lake. 


This makes a fine snowshoe hike and is a good option for beginners or those looking to quickly stretch their legs. 

View from mountain overlooking lake Winter view from mountain summit overlooking lake with girl hiking

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