nature trips


wild flowers



kid friendly


dogs on leash

trail running


dog friendly



cross country skiing

rock climbing


mountain biking

whitewater kayaking


no dogs


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.

Amazing views from the Top...

Wet and black flies but worth every step.
1 hr 45 mns to Cascade Pond with 2 dogs and 2 rests of 4 mns each. Beautiful Loons on pond.

What a fun hike! The trail climbs about 1000ft over 2 miles so it's constant but moderate climb. We have had a lot of rain recently and there were a few sections that were muddy but still very passable. This trail is not a DEC managed trail. It is managed by ESF and they do a really good job! There are many bridges and quite a few places where the trail has had a lot of work. A couple rules to be aware of, no camping and everyone is supposed to be down by sunset. My son and I stretched the rules a bit and stayed to watch the sunset. It was spectacular! We brought our headlamps and flashlights so our hike down in the dark was not an issue. The tower itself is in good condition and an easy climb. I recommend this for a beginning to slightly experienced hiker who is in moderate physical condition. I also think this would be a good trail for young kids.

Wear boots because it's muddy and slippery! Nice mostly steep hike and great views.

Did this loop on 5/28/17 with a friend, only in reverse (started with Wright/Algonquin/Iroquois then down to Avalanche Pass). We started from the Loj via our campsite on South Meadows Rd so that added 4.8 miles to the trip for a total of a 17.5 mile hike, taking us just a bit over 13 hours (using the old truck road from Marcy Dam to get back to South Meadows). We thought it was pretty tough and my feet were screaming but awesome views from the peaks and it was a great workout, very sore the next day as I write this. The Algonquin Trail between Boundary and Lake Colden junction was especially difficult and we got off trail a few times as it's not well marked with some spots not having a real path.

Beautiful summit, continue past the false summit and go to the very top! Very beautiful further up!

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