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.

and make sure you have all the !

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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Tracy Road, North Hudson
How to Get There Ensign Pond Road is 2.5 miles north of North Hudson. (Casa Turn Road/Route 4C leads to Ensign Pond Road.) Continue for 10.7 miles and turn left on Tracy Road. Continue for 1.75 miles to the trailhead on the right. The trailhead...
Route 74, Ticonderoga
From the day-use area, locate the trail on the right of the parking lot. Follow this through the woods to the campsite road and to the left. Continue on the road for around a half mile to the trailhead on the left. There is no parking at this trailhead.
Putts Pond Rd, Schroon Lake
How to get there From the intersection of Route 9N, Route 22 and Route 74 in Ticonderoga follow Route 74 toward Schroon Lake. Continue for just under 5 miles to Putts Pond Road on the left. Follow Putts Pond Road to the end at the Putnam Pond State...
Route 28N, Minerva
How to get there From exit 28 in Schroon Lake follow I-87 north for one exit to the North Hudson exit #29. From here follow Boreas Road west toward Newcomb. Continue to Route 28N and take a left and head toward Minerva. Continue for just under 10-mile...
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.
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.
Blue Ridge Rd, Newcomb
How to get there From exit 28 in Schroon Lake follow I-87 north for one exit to the North Hudson exit #29. From here follow Boreas Road west toward Newcomb. Continue for 13.5 miles to the trailhead parking on the left at the DEC sign. It is not...
Moose Pond Club Rd, Minerva
Complete with a fire tower and magnificent views, Vanderwhacker Mountain is a perfect option for hikers looking to explore the area!