Ampersand Mountain Trail

HARD 92 reviews
#8 of 180 trails in

Ampersand Mountain Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Saranac Lake, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from June until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.9 miles 1811 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

scramble

This hike is not one of the 46's but at 3352' Ampersand is a fun, challenging hike with great views from the top. Some steep, tough areas with rockface and some bouldering but it is well worth it.

geocaching
7 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Not very difficult. Trail was very muddy and slick at parts. There was one part where I had to figure out maneuvering up a rock face with the baby on my back but we managed. Great view!

3 months ago

Great hike, not so hard and point of view is awesome!

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

First mile is easy! Then it gets pretty difficult. It is absolutely worth it in the end! A perfect view!!

3 months ago

The first 2 miles are easy and then it's a 0.7 mile straight up, high-heart rate inducing "staircase"to the top. And: it's so worth every step. 360 views of lakes, high peaks and amazing fall colors (it's October). One of the most beautiful views I've seen (and I'm from the Swiss alps).

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome views up top, not too hard either

3 months ago

Great hike. Last leg is pretty difficult. Summit was completely fogged in so no view but still cool.

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Don't walk, run to do this hike! Quieter than Cascade it was just as beautiful if not more so. Not quite as high but those lakes! Summit is bald with 360 views.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Absolutely stunning hike. I could have spent half a day reading at the top. We did it the trail in just over 3hrs.