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Gray Peak and Mount Skylight via Elk Lake Marcy Trail

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High Peaks Wilderness

Gray Peak and Mount Skylight via Elk Lake Marcy Trail is a 21.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Hudson, New York that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

Length 21.7 mi Elevation gain 5,209 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Forest Lake Views
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Note: The parking lot is currently closed due to COVID-19. Users have reported that street parking is available about 2 miles from the trailhead. Start from the Elk Lake-Marcy trailhead and follow all the way to Panther Gorge. After reaching Panther Gorge, follow trail signs that point toward Marcy, from this trail head up Skylight Trail toward Mount Skylight, then back down trail and continue on the Marcy trail until you reach herd path for Gray Peak.

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Judy Abbott
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HikingBridge outBugsPrivate property

Recommend this loop to experienced hikers. Can do it in 1-2 nights in the gorge. Great views.

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Tony Goodwin
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A great way to approach Marcy without the crowds. Since it starts on private property, this approach is closed during NY Big Game hunting, which is the third Saturday in October to the first weekend in December.

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Rich Reisert
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Christopher Venezia
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Edvin Radoncic
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Shaheen Shaheen
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Beth Weslow
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