Explore the most popular snowshoeing trails in Adirondack Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Hiked this yesterday. Nice trail, well maintained and not too much litter for my kids and I to pack out. Harder than "Easy" but it is short do I understand the rating. Have to go up the fire tower for any views. We found a Painted turtle, Milk snake and more chipmunks than a Disney film!

hiking
16 hours ago

Awe-inspiring 360-degree panaoramic view of High Peaks, Santanoni Massif, and North River Peaks are available as your reward for tackling the extremely steep final 1.5 miles. There is no view unless you ascend the tower. Lots of rocks, slabs, water, roots, downed trunks, but so worth the effort. We tacked on a 1.5 mile round trip jaunt to Lake Sally, and the total time was 4.5 hours including an hour of rest time. Trail was used by only 9 others on Father's Day (6/17/18).

This was great hike! We had our 7 year old and we had fun until 3/4 into it, at that point it started to be a bit long for the little one. However we all loved it and the fire tour was worth the sweat.

Intense hike. The trail is almost exclusively tree roots and boulders. Hiking this in the rain would be a very dangerous endeavor. The view from the top is almost unlike anything I have ever seen in the ADK. Complete 360 degree view from Fire Tower. There is another outlook near the radio tower as well as an observer cabin. Very tough but very worth it. We got there at 2pm on a beautiful Saturday and were the only ones on the summit.

hiking
2 days ago

Outstanding views for such an easy hike.

I’ve done it twice! Nice work out with great view !

This trail was a bit challenging after doing another short hike earlier in the day. I’d recommend wearing boots. We found the cliffs/view, but was uncertain at first due to the lack of trail markers. When you reach the top, the cliffs are straight through the not as heavily forested area. The view was extremely beautiful however.

2 days ago

Nice path but short

My goal was to do Lower Wolfjaw followed by Upper Wolfjaw & Armstrong. The lesser ascent trail wasn't marked clearly enough to follow so we took the higher ascent... on the way up it was beautiful, very difficult too, but the waterfalls made it worth it. We decided to do Lower first & were beyond disappointed by the view! It was nonexistent!!! So we made our way to Upper Wolfjaw but unfortunately that trail wasn't marked well either & we made a wrong turn.
So definitely make sure you have a map!

I hiked this about a month ago and forgot to review. it was a pretty gradual and short hike, as others have said it's probably a little closer to moderate than easy... lovely views from the firetower

I'm pretty fit and active and I found this mountain a challenge. pretty steep the whole way up with little relief but the views make up for it. didn't stay at the top for very long as the flies were killer!

Amazing view from the fire tower! We made the hike with three kids and our Pomeranian. The trail was well maintained, with little mud and pretty easy for our group.

Hiked June 14, 2018. Spent a drizzly day walking this trail from Fish Creek State Park. We started near site C5 bathroom and went on the blue trail to Floodwood Road past all the ponds first. Then walked down the road to return on the red trail. Red trail is less scenic but we did find some moose tracks near a newly built bridge. Definitely recommend the blue trail first do you can enjoy the ponds and multiple canoe carries before you are tired. Previous writer correct in terms of some bushwhack and bridge out on blue trail. Red trail had all bridges in tact with little need to go off trail. Also, the All Trails App takes a detour on the blue trail that we did not find that cuts out going on the shores of Horseshoe Pond. The actual blue trail markings take you along the shores of Horseshoe Pond. If you follow the blue trail markers it will bring you to the right place. It took us 4.5 hours to follow the actual Trail and adventure onto most if the canoe carries as well as search for moose. It could take a bit less time without sight seeing. It is 7.7 miles to 8.7 miles (longer to scout the canoe carries) from the Fish Creek Trailhead. Worth reading about in Discover the Northern Adirondacks Trail Guide. Take a map so you can name the ponds. Enjoy.

Great climb with lovely streams and plants. Close to lake placid for a bite to eat after.

How far is the hike if you start from the clay meadow trailhead and do the loop across the mountains and then along the bay? I'm planning a daytrip Saturday

hiking
5 days ago

By far my favorite of the Tupper Triad. An easy hike with a beautiful summit.

A beautiful, easy jaunt with a great view.

did the north trail this morning,took me about 1.5 hrs up and back down but I'm also 29 so yeah, great trail if you want to be challenged physically. The North side is mostly wash out path with a lot of flat rock to navigate, be mind full on feet placement on wet rocks and mud on shoes.

hiking
6 days ago

Hiked on 5/24/18. Took the Old Ranger trail on the way up. Ran into 2 swamps with the bridge floating in the middle due to flooding. Fairly easy hike when we ran into a Lean-to. Only about another half mile or so to the summit. Caught a beautiful sunset with pretty amazing views. My gf and I pitched our tent and decided to camp there for the night .Had a nice fire and relaxed , very peaceful and serene. However the wind was crazy during the night , kept waking up thinking we were going to blow away. Lol. This was our 16th fire tower as we’re doing the challenge. Sweet mountain. Highly recommend bug spray!

Great hike! Nice hike for our three kids, 12, 10 &10. No mud at all. Few steep spots but nothing in comparison to other moderate hikes we’ve done nearby. Fairly easy. Great views!!

Took my sister up for her first hike ever. Incredible views! Trail was well marked and easy to follow. Black flies up top we’re insane though!

hiking
6 days ago

This trail is relatively short and easy compared to most other ADK towers. It was worth the hike. Check out my full write up along with pictures and things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/sprucemountain/

I can definitely see why this trailhead is rated hard. Starts out nice and flat, then nothing but rock and steep uphill climb from then on. The spectacular view at the top was worth every bit of effort. Absolutely stunning,

hiking
7 days ago

Our last hike of the day to complete the TL Triad. It was a great hike. There were students out on the trail doing maintenance. Many thanks to them for maintaining the trails!

Hiked the TL Triad this morning. The weather was great and the hike up amazing. Mt. Arab was the first one of the three. The trail is very well maintained and lucky for us no bugs since we started when it was 40 degrees.

an excellent hike with the difficulty varying through out it. it has a beautiful pond and some good rock walls .
took about 4 hours with frequent breaks .

Was more challenging than we anticipated, but well worth it once you reach the fire tower. We brought our pup with us and he absolutely loved it!

My family and I hiked this loop counterclockwise, starting up the Gill Brook Trail/Elk Pass to Nippletop then over to Dial and back down Bear Den Mt and the HG Leach Trail. In our opinion this was definitely the way to do it. The Gill Brook Trail is beautiful and very easy to walk, the ground is soft and just roots, no large rocks that are typical of the high peaks until you get up closer to the ascent of Nippletop. The trail from Nippletop to Dial was fairly easy, mostly downhill with a quick ascent to the summit of Dial. Coming back down BDM and the HG Leach Trail was much steeper than we anticipated after seeing everyone say this was the less-steep path. Most of the trail was dry when we hiked, only muddy the top 1/3 of the trail probably. Overall a great hike, we had perfect weather. 9 hours roundtrip.

This was my final hike of the Indian Lake Challenge. Views are insanely cool in every direction, particularly north to the High Peaks. Absolutely loved the views...the rest, not so much.

Downers about this hike: way, way, way too many hikers and a lot of them have zero trail etiquette. Super rocky with both small rocks and large boulder slabs. It's also chock full of tree roots. It's just not an enjoyable hiking trail to me at all.

Must have been 30 plus cars at the trailhead parking lot when we finally arrived back to the car on a Sat. afternoon at about 1:30.

Go early!

This easy hike is perfect for beginners! I hiked Bald Mtn several times during the summer, fall and winter. Good for snowshoeing too.

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