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.

16 hours ago

I'm doing the Saranac 6 Challenge and this is the shortest mountain mileage wise on the list. I did it the same day as Haystack and used it as a warm up. There is not really a view at the top but there is one portion on the way up where you can see Saranac Lake. I will admit that I wandered around the summit for five minutes before I realized I had finished the climb. The whole thing took me less than two hours round trip.

The first portion is very easy with some terrific views. The very last portion before reaching the summit is quite steep but doable. The view at the top is pretty nice but the views on the way up sort or overshadow it. It was a nice, fairly challenging hike and it's part of the Saranac 6 challenge that I'm doing.

Great diversity. Lots rocks to climb, but nothing too intense. Well marked. Great for a family day hike. We did it with 4 kids under 7 in the rain and it made for an unforgettable hike.

19 hours ago

Hiked this trail today with my DH. Have seen beautiful photos of this trail in the Fall and wanted to hike this for a beginning taste of the season. While it was nice, it was not what I thought it would be - though it was a breezy and quiet afternoon on the trail with a great amount of shade. If you want a shorter hike but a good exercise, this is a trail for that! The "false summits" make the hike worth it with the views as they give one a taste for what's to come. Mount Jo is a much better climb and view, IMHO. However, this would be a really nice hike when the leaves peak. :-)

Excellent hike. The last mile to the top of Algonquin is very difficult. Great waterfalls on the way up. Very hard on the knees coming down.

the wife and I really enjoyed this challenge!
50 something's with novice level experience.
this was a moderately demanding hike for us but very rewarding. we really enjoyed the view from the top and the satisfaction of completing the trip. it gets progressively harder, so take your time and persevere.

1 day ago

Beautiful, short trail. Great for kids and familes. Echo Lake is gorgeous, and will only get prettier as the leaves change. Views from top are ok, you can see the ski jumps in the distance.

Did the full loop on Saturday. Absolutely beautiful. Parked at Marcy field, hit the trail at 9 and was back to the Garden just after 3:30, which included about an hour of breaks. Mileage clocked at 12.3 miles. Trail off of Yard to JBL is not the easiest to follow at a point or two, so make sure to keep an eye on the markers.

One of the most spectacular views I've seen.

2 days ago

Great day hike!

Excellent views, great little jaunt!

not many bugs this time of yeat, great views!

3 days ago