Algonquin Peak and Wright Peak Loop Trail

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Algonquin Peak and Wright Peak Loop Trail is a 11.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lake Placid, New York that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4009 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

scramble

backpacking
1 day ago

Brilliant stuff! We just completed this loop over 2 days camping near Lake Colden.

As many reviews state, this is a very challenging hike, especially with 30lb backpacks on. The loop is beautiful including a lot of different landscapes and highlights along the way. The loop is quite a leisurely adventure heading through Avalanche Lake and Lake Colden. Be prepared for a long and steep incline and decline heading to Algonquin and back with proper footwear and enough water. We really didn't expect it to be as challenging as it was. But 1000% worth it!

hiking
2 days ago

Both peaks are legit. Be prepared in the winter.

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3 days ago

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10 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

Very muddy and wet. Expect it! Bring a trekking pole very slippery. We hit wright, algonquin, then iroquois, for a total of 10.8 with an out and back trail, not a loop. This took us 5 hours of straight hike (moving) time and about 6:30 hours total. Brought two and a half liters which was perfect for me. Good views on all three peaks (360 degree). You need to hike algonquin again if you dont do iroquois that day!

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22 days ago

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1 month ago

Pretty tough trail if you're in avg shape. Worth it for the views and challenge.

1 month ago

beautiful

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

great hike, you get lots of nice views on a clear day

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

One of the most stunning hikes I've ever done.
- Avalanche Lake was absolutely gorgeous. I thought the view coming from the north (and facing south) was prettier. This means you should do the loop in a clockwise fashion. The scrambling and ladders were so much fun.
- Trail from Avalanche Lake to Algonquin was killer. I'm 26, in shape, but still had a hard time with my 30lb backpack. View at the top was absolutely worth it though.
- Descent from Algonquin peak to the Loj destroyed my knees. Be prepared for that.

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