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The Adirondack Park is a protected park in the U.S. state of New York. It’s known for its fall foliage–viewing and forested mountains, with hiking trails crossing the Adirondack High Peaks near Lake Placid. Whiteface Mountain’s ski runs are nearby. West, paddling routes weave through St. Regis Canoe Area. Rapids swirl along Ausable Chasm canyon to the east.
Hiked this on Jan 5, 2017. Easy walk up to the pond on microspikes. Trail was well packed down and a little icy. Walking across the lake was no problem. We bushwhacked over to Coffee Pond with no worries. Snowshoes were required in the woods as the snow as over a foot deep. Great views of Pharaoh Mt. from the surface of Spectacle Pond!
Nicholas V. on Meacham Lake Campground
Great campground. Everything you could want, hiking, swimming, fishing, kayaking, horseshoes, primitive sites, shower sites and hookups. Far Far away. Loons.
Nicholas V. on Tongue Mountain Range Loop Trail
Great views and one of the most difficult hikes I've ever done. This was a test to see how my girlfriend and I have come along in hiking and we barely passed. I definitely recommend going clockwise or you will hate yourself, unless you are doing this in multiple days. If you are doing it in one day however, definitely get the peaks over with as it is a long and grueling trail for sure. Had one mishap at the lean-to where we had to backtrack in order to find the trail, but other than that it was great. If you are not confident in your skills/health do not hike this.
Nicholas V. on Hadley Mountain Trail
I really like this hike for a lot of reasons. The view is beautiful, there is a fire tower, it is close to the capital district, it is quick (2.6 mile) and yet strenuous with moderate elevation gain. This is not strenuous for people who do the 46 and regular HIKERS, but for the average PERSON this would be considered strenuous. I typically start my year for mountains on this one and also end on this one because of how quick and close it is.
This was a winter ascent that we did. We hiked up the short trail that was icy and steep in parts, and we came down via the long trail. The views on the summit were nice of Heart Lake and the high peaks. The trail became busy as we were descending. You definitely need traction devices to complete this hike.
We did the Tupper Lake Triad on 1/7. I found Coney to be the easiest hike of the 3. We did Arab, Coney and Goodman, in that order. Next time I would probably finish with Coney as it was the easiest and the views were beautiful. The total trip, with a good amount of time at the summit, took us an hour and twenty six minutes. The trails were easy to follow and it wasn't a strenuous hike. I really look forward to hiking it again!
We did the Tupper Lake Triad on 1/7 and it was a beautiful day for it! We started with Mt. Arab, went to Coney, then finished with Goodman. When I do it again, we will probably end with Coney because it was the quickest and easiest.
The views from Arab were very nice. I love the fire towers! We spent a few minutes at the summit and didn't climb the tower because we didn't want to unstrap our snowshoes.
The trail was really easy to follow. With the time at the summit, it took a little over an hour and a half total.
Snowshoed about 1/2 of this trail on New Year's Day. Steep in the beginning, then leveled off. Loved the beautiful scenery, streams. Can't believe we had this trail all to ourselves! Will be back to do complete trail. Note - Pinnacle Road start point is just up the road from Lapland Lake XC ski resort, not really close to Gloversville.
4 of us went up and back right after Christmas. The trial was packed snow and ice. We all had microspikes. Trial is well marked and and runs right up to top of the ridge and the across over to the fire tower and the old care taker cabin. About 2 hours up and an hour back counting lunch. Nice view of Lake Sacandaga and surrounding area up top.