Allen Mountain via MacIntyre East

HARD 4 reviews
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Allen Mountain via MacIntyre East is a 17.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Newcomb, New York that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, snowshoeing, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
17.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3464 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

hiking

snowshoeing

lake

river

views

waterfall

blowdown

muddy

off trail

historic site

A summit of Allen Mountain using old logging roads and a short bushwhack through the recently acquired MacIntyre East Track.

backpacking
1 month ago

Truthfully, I'd like to begin by saying bush whacking should not be taken lightly. Although it was fun to feel like Lewis and Clarke in the woods with no hopes of finding a foot path, we definitely were not on the Willard Way for about 28% of the time. During the entire trip, we also felt 92% lost, 100% of the time. That 8% really saved us. Once we found the base of Allen, we felt like we conquered the great high peak region in one foul swoop. Allen itself was extremely wet and don't believe those who tell you it won't make your left foot slide back as you step forward with your right as if you were cha cha sliding on a steep mtn. On the way out the next day, finding the trail was creating our own "Way" back to the old road and skipping across each bridge to civilization. ✌️

2 months ago

Willard's Way is the only way to do Allen! Dry feet, a little bushwhacking; what could be better???

hiking
2 months ago

Allen is WAY underrated! Particularly when using the old logging roads and the Willard Way bushwhack through MacIntyre East, Allen is an awesome day hike with great and unique views of many of the other Adirondack High Peaks.

hiking
2 months ago