Best trails in High Peaks Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in High Peaks Wilderness, New York? AllTrails has 102 great hiking trails, running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 77 hard trails in High Peaks Wilderness ranging from 7.1 to 51.2 km and from 301 to 1,626 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Cascade Mountain and Porter Mountain via Cascade Mountain Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 9.0 km • Est. 3 h 48 m
Cascade Mountain Trail is a popular hiking trail to access Porter Mountain and Cascade Mountain peaks. The trail is exposed and steep with easy rock scrambles along the way. Hikers will be treated to Show more
#2 - Mount Marcy via Van Hoevenberg Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 22.7 km • Est. 8 h 3 m
Mount Marcy peak is the highest point in New York state within the High Peaks Region. This is a challenging hike due to its length. Starting on the Van Hoevenberg Trail from the Adirondack Loj or neaShow more
#3 - Ampersand Mountain Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 7.7 km • Est. 3 h 7 m
This hike is not one of the 46's but at 3352', Ampersand is a fun and challenging hike with great views from the top. There is some steep, tough areas with rocky faces and some bouldering but it is weShow more
#4 - Big Slide Mountain via The Brothers
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 12.2 km • Est. 5 h 11 m
A fantastic hike with great High Peaks views, elevation gain, rock scrambling, and a well marked trail. This is a real gem. The Brothers Path is a rocky ridge for the first 1.5 miles. Then the ascentShow more
#5 - Mount Jo Loop Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 2.9 km • Est. 1 h 12 m
Mount Jo stands 700 ft. over Heart Lake near ADK Loj south of Lake Placid in the heart of the High Peaks Zone of the Adirondacks. Mt. Jo has two trails that lead to its summit. The summit offers specShow more
#6 - Algonquin Peak and Wright Peak via Algonquin Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 14.5 km • Est. 6 h 22 m
Although a bit strenuous, the MacIntyre Range is one of the most beautiful climbs in all the High Peaks. There are a few ways to climb these peaks, and whatever way you decide, you'll have great viewsShow more
#7 - Mount Colden via Avalanche Pass Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 20.6 km • Est. 7 h 13 m
On this beautiful loop hike you will pass through Avalanche Pass and then ascend the steep Mt. Colden trail from the shores of Lake Colden. On top of this 4,715 foot peak (ADK #11) you will have greaShow more
#8 - Ridge Trail to Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak Ridge
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 12.4 km • Est. 5 h 7 m
Although dogs are allowed to use this trail, users have reported that they may have trouble with the scrambling.Show more
#9 - Phelps Mountain Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 13.0 km • Est. 4 h 43 m
This is an easy climb from Adirondack Loj to the top of Phelps at 4,160 feet. Although the summit is wooded there are spectacular views spanning from the Great Range all the way to Algonquin with the Show more
#10 - Iroquois Peak via Algonquin and Iroquois Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 16.1 km • Est. 6 h 59 m
Great views from all three peaks. From Wright and Algonquin you have a great view of Lake Placid. You can even see the Olympic Ski jump. From Algonquin and Iroquois you'll have a nice view of high peaShow more
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