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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.

Absolutely fantastic hike! Great trail. HUGE summit with tremendous views! Not a high peak officially but its views of the surrounding high peaks are as good as any high peak I’ve done. This peak rivals the views and feel of cascade in my opinion. The hiking path is very well marked. It starts of very gradual with some steep sections toward the summit. There are a few false summits/ open areas toward the top that tease what you will actually see at the summit. There are also many wood planks/bridges on this hike and I always enjoy those. There are three areas to fill your water if needed but they are all toward the start of the trail. The summit is bald and the fire tower views are incredible. Plenty of space in the summit to enjoy time with your group or by yourself. Lot of reward for this hike!

Things to know:

There is some parking along the side of the road and a small parking lot across the road that will hold about eight cars

There is a diner about maybe 2 miles from the trailhead if you need somewhere to eat and also another café at a golf course that’s even closer by. Of course the town of Keene only few miles away and there are plenty of options there as well.

I hiked this trail on a Friday and there were already a dozen cars at the trailhead by 10 o’clock in the morning. So I’m sure on the weekends this would be a very popular/busy hike

NOTE: the trailhead sign states this trail is 2.6 miles to the summit with an even 2000 foot elevation gain which contradicts what AllTrails has listed (2.5 miles 1574 elevation gain)

Awesome view and tower, can check this one off the list!!

Went straight up to the summit of the mountain and then back down around the pond. Recommend that loop by far!

21 hours ago

Amazing views for a short hike. 5 stars!

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23 hours ago

Excellent hike!! Started at the Heart Lake LOJ at 7:30 am. The trail started off fairly flat. Heavily worn up to where Marcy and Algonquin split. Follow the signs towards Algonquin and Wright. Wright was beautiful at the top with stellar views of Algonquin, the high peaks region by Keene, and Whiteface a little further off. Algonquin was definitely more of a challenge than Wright. Lots of steep rock to climb. We brought trekking poles but there are parts that are steep enough where hands were more useful. The top of Algonquin was beautiful with a complete view Marcy, Colden, and pretty much a majority of the high peaks region! IMPORTANT!!!! On the way to Iroquois there is a sign than says "foot trial left." DO NOT FOLLOW THIS IF YOU WANT TO GO UP IROQUOIS!! The foot trail will take you down to Avalanche Lake as it says in the description. The narrow path to the right will take you to Iroquois. The second mountain is Iroquois. You will have to go over a smaller peak, back down, and up the second peak will be Iroquois (elevation change not great enough for smaller peak to count as high peak). All in all it was a fantastic hike with time to relax and enjoy the views. Definitely a challenge and would recommend to others looking for a good full day of high peaks!

Great moderate trail with amazing views throughout. There’s also a very friendly fox that likes to hang out by the fire tower.