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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.

Was an icy walk up the rock for sure. spikes made a huge difference.. incredibly calm at top today.

Good trail, lots of great views.

Doing this trail in mid February became my first winter hike. Microspikes were definitely needed as there was plenty of snow. Snowshoes weren't needed but that was mainly because of the trails being beaten down and packed heavily from warmer temperatures beforehand.

This hike is exactly as it's mapped out. It's a pretty straight shot for the first 2 miles to Marcy Dam. This proves to be a little less than halfway, but certainly a good spot to take a nice little break.

From there is where the trail gets a bit more difficult with a steady incline. Again, doing this hike on a 30 degree clear day with plenty of snow proved probably a bit easier than if you had to scramble rocks.

The last mile is the hardest and the steepest. It can be pretty icy but we took our time and made it to the summit in about 3 hours total. The summit has a few different points you can get some pretty amazing views. The last half mile or so has views of Marcy, Colden and Algonquin on the way up.

The summit was surprisingly not windy at all (probably because of the wooded center area blocking most of the wind). We retreated the same way back down sliding part of the way down the frozen snow.

Overall the hike isn't too difficult until the last mile and can be split up nicely into 3rds to keep pace. 1/3 to Marcy Dam. 1/3 with a gradual incline towards the turn. 1/3 sleep to the summit. The lineage isn't split up in exact 3rds but it's easy to use these as a point of reference. It will take anywhere between 4 1/2 - 6 hours to complete, depending on pace.

hiking
4 days ago

Great view. If it's icy do not go the steep route!

snowshoeing
4 days ago

just did this snowshoeing. nice trail for that for sure. we walked this trail way further in the fall and were not sure of the way to the top of pigeon mountain

Paradox Lake to Peaked hill summit

Inman pond trail - buck peak

hiking
4 days ago

Part of the tongue stretch, awesome Lake vistas and views of the Green Mountains.

hiking
4 days ago

Well maintained trail from the ADK management

skiing
4 days ago

Nordic skiing in the Saranac region.

Quick, steep hike. Nice vistas on top in the spring. Hiked in 2001, fire tower was closed at the time.

hiking
4 days ago

This was a nice winter hike up the trail where you only needed microspikes to transverse. We had the mountain to ourselves as people were leaving when we arrived. The views from the summit were very nice as the skies were blue and clear.

snowshoeing
5 days ago

This was a fun and easy trail to snowshoe. The trail was nicely packed down from the groups of people that were hiking. The views from the top were not bad at all.

Awesome fall hike in the ADK

Outstanding vistas of the Green Mountains at the top, great fall and spring hike.

hiking
6 days ago

awesome hike, tougher with deep snow.