Hurricane Mountain Trail Northern Approach

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Hurricane Mountain Trail Northern Approach is a 5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Keene, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1574 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Good variety of grades. Nice vistas at the summit.

18 days ago

The views from the top are amazing and worth the climb! A climb it is though...we took the route up from hurricane Rd so it was a bit longer but apparently a slightly easier grade? Not sure about that!

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike on July 2,2017. This is the second time I have climbed this mountain. Trail was very muddy due to all of the recent rains which made it a bit slippery going back down the mountain. A great work out for me at the age of 67!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Have climbed this twice in 2010 and 2011 - one of the best views int he ADKs. Kid-friendly.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked up Hurricane Mtn with my fiancée on 5/28/17 from the Hurricane Mountain Road approach. The first three quarters of a mile were flat, ascending terrain which wasn't too difficult. Then it was all uphill after that. The trail was muddy and there were many fallen trees crisscrossing the trail path which you had to either climb over or squeeze yourself underneath to continue onward. The trail could use some more markers. It's a strenuous climb if you're not in the greatest shape (like me). The insects are ferocious and are a nuisance so bring plenty of repellent. Boulders were wet and slippery.

The summit is very rewarding with such beautiful views. There is a fire tower on the summit with stairs that you can climb up (4 persons maximum) which is an added bonus to this hike. Its hard to believe that tower is able to withstand such high winds, but its very firm and sturdy. The high peaks are visible to the south.

2 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Had a great hike up from the RT 9 starting point. We made our way to the Fire Tower and back to Rt 9. GPS track had us at 6.2 miles up and back the red trail.

Crampons and Micro Spikes were essential.

Wind and view were incredible at the tower.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Approached via Hurricane Road--not sure if that is North or South. Steady, somewhat steep incline all the way to the summit--other than walk in from parking lot, very little flat land. Great views from the top. A leisurely 2 hours to get up with one person in our party never having hiked before so going at a rather slow pace. When we reached the summit we were surprised that so many people were there as we were the only car in the parking lot and didn't see a soul on our climb. They came up from the 9N entrance or the crows (?) entrance. These trails might be less steep in the early parts of the hike, and were definitely more popular judging by the scarcity of fellow hikers on our trail. A great prelude to one of the high peaks.

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail, very flat at first then a sudden uphill, rocky climb. Be sure to look out for the trail markers because at one point it feels like you're lost, due to how you're walking up what seems to be a dried up stream! Overall great hike, not too tough for me (17) and my little brother (15) and my out of shape father (44).