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An excellent hike! This newly rerouted trail (3.4 miles one way) is AMAZING in terms of footing and markets. It is well marked with red DEC markers. This is a very moderate hike, which meanders much of the way through hemlock groves and beaver ponds before peaking up to a bald summit. Note: on the summit there is a rather bold chipmunk who immediately ran up my boot when I sat down. Please, do not feed wildlife, as he clearly had been fed by hikers! Be sure to remember which way you came from, as there are no markers, blazes, or cairns on the summit, and there is another trail off of it.

Beautiful 360 view at the top. Extremely windy but so worth it. It took me around 4 hours to complete.

Beautiful hike to the top, light traffic

Great hike through the woods with our dogs, who had a blast meeting others along the way. Well maintained trails with a couple of nice views. Only drawback was the sound of gunfire, which appeared fairly close.

Great hike! Easy to find trail head and well marked trail. Really nice views from a couple of spot on the way up and amazing views from the top. The fire tower was also quite fun to climb. Very windy and almost unbearably cold on the fire tower but worth the view! My dog and I had a great time on the mtn

We took the short hike up which was quite steep and mostly jumping over the big rocks. Don’t recommend if it is icy or snowing, could be dangerous. View at the top was very nice.

This is a moderate trail. Well maintained. It is quite windy on the summit. That's why it is named as Hurricane Mountain.

Trail marked strangely, parking is limited and trail can be tricky to find. Moderate hike with beautiful views at the top. We love the waterfall! Very dog friendly. Went on a October Saturday and only ran into one group of people.

Dog friendly trail with a beautiful view. definitely worth it

hiking
2 days ago

greater little trail with great views.

3 days ago

Good hike and lots of fun rock scrambles but only call out is that a portion of the trail was under construction so you have to walk along a road for a bit. Also there are a couple roads mid-trail so if you have a dog, be careful they don’t run out onto a busy road. The trail got very crowded after 11am so if you want to avoid crowds, I recommend starting early.

Lots of stairs and people, up hill can be a loooooong journey. One way up and down. Great views and it was quite pretty, not for beginners—lots of great picnic spots! Beautiful vistas of the lower of the lower Hudson valley.

hiking
6 days ago

This has to be one of the best hikes in the Adirondacks. It has it all, good trails, great views, some tricky rock scrambles and a great ridge line hike. When we started the day, we thought we were only going to get rained on, however at around 3000 feet we got snowed on. The weather cleared, then snowed again some more. The trail is well worn and easy to follow, there are also cairns as well. The hike was listed as 6.9 miles, our gpsr had us at 8.4 miles to Jay and back, so for what it's worth if it feels longer, it might just be. Again though, a great hike, way better than many of the 46ers I've done.

hiking
6 days ago

Short, easy hike. Really nice view.

Hiked on 10/14/18. Beautiful hike to see 360 degree views of fabulous fall foliage, Lake Champlain, the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks. The trail is a bit muddy in spots, but not bad. Watch out for the ice and water on the some of the rocks just before heading to the summit. The top of the fire tower can be windy and cold, so make sure to bring a hat and gloves. It took us about 2 hours each way with a nice break at the top for lunch in a sheltered spot away from the wind.

Seulement à 2h15 de Montréal, la route est facile, le stationnement au bord de la route est gratuit et le hike est parfait! nous y sommes allés avec notre chienne husky et nous avons passé une journée sensationnelle. il y a tellement de hike cool dans les Adirondacks...

hiking
7 days ago

I love trails like this. It's a rock scramble almost immediately. The boulders you're stepping on, over, and around act like a natural staircase.

The short trails is short and steep. Before long you're staring at Algonquin, Marcy, and a few other peaks, with Heart Lake shimmering directly below.

We took the short trail back down.

what A great little challenge lots of rock scrambling ,the was socked in with clouds we waited a bit and it cleared reward us with a beautiful view.

NOTE: This is Hard, NOT moderate, and this route to the peak is more like 8 miles, not 6 miles. Also, don't bring your dog, unless they're very adept at hiking with you. Once you get past mile 2, the rocky bits get increasingly harder to scale and the opportunities for a fall increase dramatically. We saw at least one poor dog too terrified to climb down while the owner yelled at him to jump, and none of the many dogs we saw coming down looked happy at all.

If you try a day hike like we did, you'll want to be back to within one mile of the trailhead by dark. It was ok with headlamps, but you definitely don't want to be scrounging around near any of the false peaks after dark. Also highly recommend at least one pole for the climb down or you'll have some sore knees pretty quickly.

Challenging, gorgeous and populated with legit and polite hikers. Don't underestimate this hike, especially in the fall with wet leaves, mud and high winds when you reach the various false peaks.

hiking
8 days ago

A beautiful easy hike, but waaay too many buses with way too many "visitors". Glad we went, but might not recommend. My husband tried to use the mens room but was shut out as the "bus people" were using the mens room for their women.

Breathtaking views at the summit and several points on the way up as well. The trail is clearly marked and well traveled. Steady uphill climb with some rocky parts to keep it interesting. I went to see the fall foliage and was not disappointed in the slightest!

parking payant
belle randonnée
première partie difficile car le sentier est en roche , nous avons pris le chemin court. cela monte à pic.
si mal aux genoux ou autre... passez votre chemin.
peu de monde sur le sentier en septembre.
balisage moyen.

hiking
8 days ago

Great little hike, it won't take you all day which gives you time to explore Lake Placid and everything around it.

Was a relatively challenging trail, picked a day during the August heat wave, big mistake. Did not make it to Nippletop, will have to do that one separate if possible.

hiking
9 days ago

Nice day hike today up Baxter. Many switchbacks and a relatively easy trail. Good trail to run up or down. Nice views but had some cloud cover and flurries. Foliage just past peak but still nice color!

very nice trail. done in 3 1/2 hours. this trail is amazingly pleasant but could use more markers. super view up top! it snowed at the top!

hiking
9 days ago

Great hike but thank God that we downloaded the AllTrails (Pro) maps because they were needed. Heavy coverage of leaves shielded what otherwise (I’m sure) was a well worn trail, and the map kept us from getting well off the trail - we felt that the trail was not well marked. You’ll love the views - DO IT!!

Awesome trail. Well marked. Lots of mud.

hiking
9 days ago

Very family and dog friendly trail. A couple of scrambles but nothing too difficult. Well maintained with great views at and near summit.

Hiked on 10/13. Was a little muddy in parts but was one of the prettiest hikes I’ve done. It was snowing towards the top and most trees were covered by the time we reached the top. Before the fire tower were two spot with incredible views! It was a little cloudy but visibility was still good. the fire tower was covered in ice and a little slippery but still had great views. Hiked with 3 other friends and it was one of our favorites! 1.25 hours up, about 40 minutes spent on top, and about 1.25 hours down with a lunch pit stop. All in all a beautiful sight for a shorter trail

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