Hurricane Mountain Trail Southern Approach

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Hurricane Mountain Wilderness

Hurricane Mountain Trail Southern Approach is a 10.6 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Keene, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 10.6 km Elevation Gain: 615 m Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

This is a great climb up a smaller peak in the High Peaks region of the Adirondack State Park. This is one of the better non-4,000 foot peaks in the area. It has a completely bald summit with 360 degree views as well as a very cool firetower on top. It is a short climb from Route 9N and can easily be done in an afternoon. Make sure to bring a camera!

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bugs
18 hours ago

hiking
1 day ago

Hiked 6/4. Nice gradual incline, well-maintained trail, I'd say the moderate rating is fair. Beautiful views from the summit and at a few lookout points along the way. Would've loved to see the view from the fire tower as well but it was closed due to COVID. Got perfect weather with a nice breeze at the summit that kept the bugs away.

I’ve done this one before in the past and it’s one of my favorites. The view from the top is absolutely amazing!

hiking
5 days ago

Great trail, moderate except a few parts at the end and well marked. We were the only ones at the top in the morning of 29th. Great views

7 days ago

Rando vraiment fantastique que j'ai fait avec ma mère. Bonne montée par bouts, parfait pour les chiens. Vues époustoufflantes!

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bugs
muddy
rocky
9 days ago

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bugs
muddy
rocky
9 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

My favorite hike that I’ve done! The summit has nice views

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icy
muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
15 days ago

One of my favorite hikes now in Keene valley. We started hike out around 1030am on 5/11/2020. The hike starts out with a good well maintained trail and a climb to get the heart pumping. I would recommend pushing through the first set of uphills as you are rewarded with walks through two dams/ ponds that are quite flat. Areas after which are quite muddy. The last third of the hike was snowy and first rock scramble was covered in patch of ice. Once we got through that the views are so amazing. You can see lake Champlain and then Vermont! Would come back here to take in fall views !

hiking
blowdown
muddy
scramble
15 days ago

Did this hike on Wednesday. Still a little ice but very manageable. No spikes needed. Beautiful hike with scenery the whole trip it seemed. Great day with my son

hiking
muddy
snow
23 days ago

Well-maintained and well-marked trail with gradual incline, but enough mileage of that to give you a decent workout. The views at the top are fantastic, even if you don't climb the fire tower. The last half of the trail going up is snowy and icy, and when I went last week there was no way to summit without microspikes. Trekking poles and waterproof boots a must, as it got muddy in spots. Summit is chilly and windy, so bring layers. Took me about 4 hours round trip, without counting time spent at the summit.

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icy
muddy
scramble
1 month ago

hiking
icy
muddy
1 month ago

This was my first attempt at a hike on such a large mountain. we reached the watch tower at just over two hours. The trail is mostly in great condition with a few muddy spots after the first mile. The last half a mile is mostly ice still and it is not possible to summit without spikes. Great views all the way up, but the view from the summit is breathtaking.

hiking
blowdown
icy
1 month ago

You absolutely will need spikes at higher elevation. Complete 360° views at the top to Whiteface, Marcy and other high peaks, as well as Lake Champlain. Great hike with not too many scrambles or steep spots.

4/11 Very icy and windy at the top, bring spikes and lots of layers, but the view is worth it

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