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Olympic region and upstate New York. Keene and Keene Valley are known as the "Home
to the High Peaks". The
greatest number of high peaks in the Adirondacks (in a single location) rise majestically
in the Keene/Keene Valley Region making this area a meca for hikers, climbers
and other visitors who wish to experience the remarkable beauty
the Adirondack mountains.
There are literally hundreds of trail heads located
in the tiny hamlet of Keene including the trail to the summit of Mt. Marcy, the
highest mountain in New York State.
Adirondacks offer some of the best hiking, camping and recreation
opportunities in the northeastern United States. The hills are big;
it is known as the High Peaks region, Mt. Marcy reaches 5,344 ft,
Algonquin is 5,114 ft, and there are more than 40 peaks over 4000
ft tall so the hiking can be challenging but the views that you
get while ascending, and while standing on the summits are well
worth the effort.
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The Algonquin tour
An introduction the many landscapes of mountains, brooks and lakes
of the Adirondack. The best way to discover the second highest summit
of the Adirondack with a trip to some remote areas. The whole hike
is a loop of 19 km. This may look very long but its all downhill
after the summit of Algonquin. All the beautiful nature scenes make
this one a must to do for a hiker with an average experience.
is the highest mountain in the Adirondack with 5344 feet. Marcy
is located in the middle of the High Peaks Region. This mountain
must be seen from a very close location to be able to admire its
beauty. Three of the major accesses to the Adirondack region make
possible a day hike to it. The shortest approach start at Heart
Lake and follows in and out the Van Hoevenberg Trail. This is a
23,75 km hike that takes an average of 7˝ hours. The easiest way
to shorten this distance is to camp at Marcy Dam. This will cut
7,3 km to the distance. Marcy Dam is a rustic camping area. It takes
an hour of walk to get there from Heart Lake.
Gothics, the 10th highest peak, has an impressive 360° view.
This proposed hike is less popular than the one starting from The
Garden, but it has a lot of things to see as: many viewpoints of
the Gothics Arch, an impressive ascent to the Pyramid summit on
your way down and a passage near two of the highest waterfalls in
the Adirondack. The whole hike is a loop of 21 km. The only drawback
is the long and doll Lake Road you will walk on your way in and
Colden is located between Marcy and Algonquin. It offers a 360°
summit view and a long open ridge. This trip is an other way to
visit the great area of Avalanche Pass. The whole hike is a loop
of 21 km.
A small summit from the list of those over 4,000 feet but its half
open summit has one of the best views in the Adirondack. Over 10
km of the trail is on flat or low grade ground. The whole hike is
14 km long.
An open summit that is just under the 4,000 feet level, very similar
to Cascade. It has a better viewpoint toward many of the highest
peaks than Cascade. If you're looking for a longer trail, it's possible
to make a loop and even add Round Mountain on your way. The shortest
hike has a total of 6.6 km.
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This is not a true summit,
but a group of three great viewpoints toward the Great Range. The shortest hike
to the second Brother (the best one) has a total of 5,7 km.
A bare rock summit part of a long ridge with many interesting
viewpoints. The whole hike is 12.4 km long.
Dix is one of the most Southward 4,000 feet summit of the Adirondack High Peaks
Region. Starting from the parking lot on Rte 73, this hike follows a brook for
almost 3 km but has a last section toward the summit of Dix that is one of the
steepest of the Adirondack. The whole hike is 22 km long.
This summit is less visited than the other highest peaks, but
has many interesting things to offer. Part of the trail is along Gill Brook with
its many water cascades. The trail section after the junction to the Dix summit
is very steep by place and passes over many small summits along a tree covered
ridge. On your way down, don't miss Indian Head and Fish Hawk Cliffs. They are
two great viewpoints on the lakes and mountains.
Saddleback Mt. is
named for its two peaks with a small valley. It is located between Gothics and
Basin Mt. in the Great Range. The East side trail of Saddleback offers great views
of the Gothics. The West side trail traverses a very steep rock cliff unique in
its style in the Adirondacks. This rock cliff is very steep and ropes may be needed
for safe passage.
This is one of the most popular summit of the Adirondacks. The two
main trails are at 1 km (Roaring Brook Trail) and at 3 km (Ridge
Trail) South from St-Hubert. The Ridge Trail is the most spectacular
one with from the middle of its height a long bare rock section
with many viewpoints toward the West over the Dix Range, The Great
Range, Mt. Marcy, Algonquin Peak and up to Cascade Mt.. This trail
difficulty is similar to the one of Algonquin Peak from Heart Lake.
They have similar length and high. The beginning of the Ridge Trail
is very steep whereas the one of Algonquin Peak is very progressive.
The second most popular approach is the Roaring Brook Trail that
passes a side trail leading to a waterfall (Roaring Brook Falls)
then follows a ridge with some viewpoints to the summit. It is possible
to make a long loop using those two trails.
This mountain peak is one of the most remote of the high peaks and is located
just South of Mt. Marcy. It has a very distinctive round shape and it's summit
is almost flat and as big as a football field. The South approach from Upper Works
is the easiest one to get there in one day.
One of the most
popular summits of the Adirondacks with Algonquin Peak and Giant Mt.. It's the
easiest hike among the 4,000 feet summit. Cascade Mt. has a 360 degree view from
its large rocky top. There is a magnificent view to the North of the entire Lake
Placid Valley. The entire hike is in a wooden trail except for the last ˝ km,
which is on bare rock. This summit stands apart from the other High Peaks, so
there is no view over those highest summits that are Mt. Marcy, Mt. Colden or
This summit is part of the Pinnacle
Ridge just after Mt. Colvin in the Upper Ausable Lake region. This is a tree-covered
summit with a viewpoint between the trees to the South at Elk Lake. Even if the
trail that leads there from Mt. Colvin is a marked trail, it looks more like a
herd path than like a regular maintained trail. They are many very steep sections
that might be easier to pass with help of a ladder or a rope.
is the second highest mountain in the Adirondack at 5114 feet. It's also one of
the three most popular ones with Cascade Mt. and Giant Mt.. It takes less than
three hours to hike up and less than 2,5 hours to hike down for a 13 km over all
distance from Heart Lake.
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The 46 High Peaks
High Peaks Region is famous for its magnificant
Maps of the Adirondack Mountains
High Peaks Region
peaks including Mt. Marcy, the highest peak in New york State, with an elevation
of 5344' .The 46 peaks include the following mountains (listed in order of height):
Mt. Marcy, Algonquin Peak, Mt. Haystack, Mt. Skylight, Whiteface Mtn,Dix Mtn.
, Gray Peak, Iroquois Peak , Basin Mtn., Gothics, Mt. Colden, Giant Mtn., Nippletop,
Santanoni Peak, Mt. Redfield, Wright Peak, Saddleback Mtn., Panther Peak, Tabletop
Mtn., Rocky Peak Ridge, Macomb Mtn., Armstrong Mtn. ,Hough Peak, Seward Mtn.,
Mt. Marshall, Allen Mtn., Big Slide Mtn., Esther Mtn. , Upper Wolfjaw, Lower Wolfjaw
, Street Mtn., Phelps Mtn., Mt. Donaldson, Seymour Mtn., Sawteeth, Cascade Mtn.,
South Dix, Porter Mtn., Mt. Colvin, Mt. Emmons, Dial Mtn., East Dix, Blake, Cliff
Mtn., Nye Mtn., and Couchsachraga Peak.
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A romantic 1902 Adirondack lodge nestled in New York's Keene Valley
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Village of Lake Placid
Nestled in the High Peaks
High Peaks Region is home to the Olympic Village of Lake Placid hosting the 1932
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Placid's Olympic attractions include famous Whiteface Mountain, boasting the greatest
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