Uniquely Adirondack hiking

Discover a stunning array of hiking options for all levels of outdoor adventurers in the Adirondack Hub! During any season, feast your eyes on stunning landscape as you take in those stunning Adirondack views. The trails don't remain dormant during the winter, and neither should you! Bring or rent snowshoes and continue to climb mountains even after the snow has begun to fall. Many of the area's trails also make for good cross-country ski trips as well. In summer, the shade from the canopy will cool you as you make your way to a scenic vista or backcountry pond.

Find a hike that fits

Try the 5 mile Bear Pond Loop or the 7.2 mile Pharaoh Lake trail for easy to moderate level trips. If you're looking for something a bit more challenging, head up Pharaoh Mountain. With an elevation of 2,557 feet, it offers the area's highest peak and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside from the top.

State-protected wilderness areas such as Pharaoh Lake and Hoffman Notch together boast over 90 miles of trails, 47 bodies of water, and almost 85,000 acres — providing plenty of room to get outside and explore. Both areas abound with day hikes that will take you past numerous small lakes and ponds, and even several geological and historical sites. If you're up for a challenge, try a hiking challenge like the ADK 6 Pack and earn yourself a unique souvenir!

The historic side of hiking

To get a glimpse of area history, head to Rock Pond Mine and explore the remains of a former graphite mine site or take the trek to Adirondack Great Camp Santanoni near Newcomb Lake.

Make the most of your trip

Take in the scenery this season on your own or with a certified Adirondack wilderness guide who can share nature's secrets along your journey. And check out Schroon Lake shopping options if you need to load up on some last minute gear before heading out on the trail.

Choose a local guide to show you the best trails and views and download the hiking guide below.

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Leave No Trace and Love Your ADK

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

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In winter, it is especially important to come prepared and practice ways to Love Your ADK; the best way to avoid emergencies is to properly plan and prepare for your trip.

 

 

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Fourteenth Road, Minerva
Moxham Mountain is a unique and wonderful hike that includes a many scenic overlooks and winds through beautiful forests along the way.
4390 US Route 9 Sharp Bridge Campground, North Hudson
This trail is 2.7 miles along a beautiful stream. The full trail is 5.2 miles long, between Round Pond and the East Mill Flow trailheads.
Caza Turn Road Ensign Pond Rd, North Hudson
A loop that circles three ponds with side trips to more. Beaver ponds and wide vistas, and more!
Route 28N, Newcomb
Marshall's tree covered summit is less impressive than the wondrous trail which leads up to it. With numerous waterfalls along Herbert Brook, and great views of the Flowed Lands, you will not be lacking for photographic opportunities.
The view from the Goodnow Mountain firetower is one of the best in the Adirondacks.
Route 28N, Newcomb
Goodnow is a very prominent peak when seen from Route 28N. This ragged-looking mountain is home to one of the remaining fire towers in the Adirondacks.
Newcomb
As the southern access point into the High Peaks Wilderness, Upper Works offers a unique option for hikers and visitors looking for an alternative to traditional northern or eastern trailheads.
Frontiertown Road off Route 9, North Hudson
This system of interlocked trails explores the lovely area that used to be Frontiertown, a pioneering theme park that closed in 1998.
Blue Ridge Road, North Hudson
Views of the High Peaks dominate the scene from the shore of Boreas Ponds, the 320-acre waterbody for which this region is named. LaBier Flow, Boreas River, LeClaire Brook, Casey Brook, Slide Brook, and White Lily Brook can also be found on this tract.