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This is by far one of the best state parks I've been to. A true gem in the state of New York. Plenty of trails and scenic views that take your breath away. If you are looking for a fun getaway this is the place to be.

lots of fun worth the work for the views

This is definitely in my top 5 hikes ever. When I got to the Wright/ Algonquin split I wasn’t sure how the weather would hold up so I decided to skip Wright in case I had to come back another day. Partly cloudy at on Algonquin and Iroquois but being in the clouds was otherworldly. Once you get up Algonquin the trail to Iroquois is pretty easy as you pretty much stay above tree-line. As others say, don’t take the yellow arrow, but someone has labeled the the Iroquois path in sharpie so you really can’t get lost if you read it. (*Take this arrow on the way down to take you to Lake Colden and you can avoid climbing Alg. twice) It cleared up and so I did go back over Alg. to get Wright, but I would recommend if you can avoid this just to do Wright first. From the summit you can really see just how massive Algonquin is. Lots of rocks, views, and an overall amazing hike.

my 1st high peak, and what a hike it was! I wasn't quite ready for the last mile and a half of rock scrambling but I made it and it was well worth it! Breath taking veiws. Took me longer than most, 12 hours. I took many breaks, I think most people can probably conquer this trail as long as you're in good health and have good endurance! good luck!

Completed on 8/12/18. Long hike up to Algonquin - left at 6:30am and got to the peak around 8:45. Lots of rocks followed by some very steep slab. Finally you get toward the peak and hit some rock scrambling on the way up. Views were OK in the morning but cloud cover persisted toward Marcy, so I headed out to Iroquois and figured I'd come back later to see if visibility had improved. Hike to Iroquois was fairly easy on the way there, apart from a very narrow trail and some tricky rock scrambling. But the views were amazing, especially down toward Lake Colden. Hike back up to Algonquin was no picnic - very steep coming up the back side. Hung out for a while, had lunch, then headed down toward Wright. By the time I got to the trailhead for Wright I was really feeling worn out, but I figured I might never be back so I pushed on up the very steep climb to Wright, where I was rewarded with the best views of the day, as the sun had come out. Trek back down Wright and to Loj was not much fun and seemed to take forever. Very memorable hike. Between this and Cascade/Porter on Saturday I knocked off 5 high peaks in one weekend.

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Meh. The formations are a neat sight. The trail itself in my opinion is not too exciting. It’s a pretty short hike. There are a few good lookout spots but other than that they are blocked by trees. Some spots are narrow and close to the edge so use caution. The beach/parking lot was crowded.

Awesome view. Clear day. Tough climb down.

3.5 hrs To climb
3 hrs to comeback.
I had a very good pace.
So expect 8.5 to hike the top.

GREAT hike! We started at 6:30 am and we’re done just before 4. Bring more water than you think you’ll need. We had two 72 oz water backs plus three bottles and drank it all before we were finished. Stop by the creeks on the way down and soak tired feet. It’s a great way to rejuvenate! There’s a $10 parking fee at the LOJ too.

Not so much of a hike but a quick walk to a sweet waterfall and a nice swim if you’d like

really cool loop and some great views. the walk along the water was gorgeous and our dog loved swimming in the small waves.

Began at the Hogtown parking lot and did the trail to the summit, then the pond and back. We take our time so it took all morning. First time that we had done a mountain summit and it was incredible! Plan on going again in the fall as the view must be wonderful then.

Walked the trail first. It was a workout. Went as far as the meadow at the top and came back down. Then walked the creek bed & up to multiple waterfalls. Did not go too far as the water became too deep. It was beautiful & challenging.
Bug spray is a must!

Great payoff at the top with a fire tower.

Extremely well marked, gradual incline till the very end, and a very nice 360 degree view at the top. Quite muddy in some spots! Bring lots of water and snacks for this one, becuase it's a long day. Start early! I'm an intermediate hiker and finished this in 10 hours, going from 6 to 4, including breaks. There are some nice rest spots along the way like at Marcy Dam or Indian Falls. If you are a regular hiker and have good stamina, this is a great hike for you!

nice when after a rain.

First 2/3 of hike is quite easy going. Last 1/3 was a steep incline to the fire tower. Very manageable for us. We had our 11 year old son and Boston terrier with us. Would definitely do it again! Beautiful view!

still closed 8/8/18

Really beautiful!

The view at the top of the wave was amazing. Hang Ten!! As we got to the top the gravity thinned out and a friend of mine was swept into space. I’m mad because he had the pop tarts. Very fun trip and worth anyone’s while who enjoys sea bass.

Very short but pretty. Was thinking it was .6 miles each way, oops just .3 each way for a total walk of .6. Waterfall is pretty.

Great hike! The falls at the top are wonderful, with a nice shallow swimming hole at the bottom.

Great hike!

Challenging but doable. I love the varied terrain and the view is fantastic.

Amazing views- awesome person to answer questions provided on the summit. Phenomenal experience. Coupled with tabletop and Phelps it was a once in a life time experience. Pay particular attention to your water levels and ankle support is a must

easy going in hard coming out, it can be done in a day but you definatly want to be in shape before you tackle this trail.

Nice trail with a variety of scenery and picturesque waterfalls. The trail was very faint in places the first couple miles, but the blue markers helped. Some good views in spots at the summit, but it would be so much better if the fire tower were accessible. A gradual accent with no really steep sections. I really liked this hike to get away from the crowds.

challenging and awesome. Will be back

Loved it and can’t wait to go back

Loved walking through the stream the whole way. Great place for kids to play in the creek, and then in the water hole at the end. Gorgeous water falls.

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