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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.
It was a little more than moderate I feel. It was pretty steep most of the way!
Maybe we shouldn't have picked it as our first hike of the year and getting back into things! We did have to stop and rest more times than I'd like to admit on the way up. Took us 3.5 hours total time.
Great views at the top! What a reward!
I did this trail with my 5yo daughter about a year and a half ago in the late summer. It was one of her first moderate hikes (she loves hiking). Needless to say, we both managed this trail pretty easily. There is one spot where the smooth rock trail is at a fairly steep angle. There are alot of trees & roots to get you through there, though.
The top is mostly all rock and has a couple of steep dropoffs. As long as you pay attention, it's an easy walk at the summit. The view is phenomenal. And what makes it even better is the fire tower at the top. You can get some great shots of the Adirondacks and surrounding lakes from here. It IS pretty heavily used, so you may run into alot of other folks along the way.
I'd rate this as a short easy-moderate trail, depending on your experience. The trail is easy to follow and not a very long distance at all.
Fairly easy feel-good hike. It can be a bit muddy because you're following a stream the entire way up but the view at the top is totally worth it. Won't take longer than a few hours as there's a few steep spots but otherwise pretty simple.
Great medium length hike featuring 2 trails. You can take the shorter, steeper trail to the top or follow the longer, more level trail. My 6yo daughter and I opted for the longer trail and were able to complete the full hike, as well as spending 20-30 minutes at the top, in about 3 hours.
It's a decent hike with no major obstacles on the longer trail. The summit is gorgeous with a great view of the high peaks in the distance. It's also mostly rock at the top so there's very little foliage to obstruct the views.
I enjoyed the hike as well as the views at the top. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a partial-day hike with nice views at the destination.
I was on this trail about a year and a half ago... in late August. It was the beginning of my hike to Mt Marcy. But the views of the high peaks from the Marcy Dam were breathtaking, especially for such a short and rather level hike.
At the time I was here, the dam was damaged and you had to cross via a footbridge nearby. I'm not sure if that has been repaired yet, but it really makes no difference because the footbridge only adds about 10 minutes to your hike.