Hurricane Mountain Trail Southern Approach

MODERATE 38 reviews
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Hurricane Mountain Trail Southern Approach is a 6.6 mile moderately 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, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2043 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

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!

hiking
2 days ago

Me and 3 others hiked this trail this past Saturday. Got to the trailhead around 9am with minimal hikers there at the time. As always, earlier the better. This made for a nice hike as there weren't many individuals there yet. The ascend was moderate, steep at times with some nice level portions to regain your energy. The first viewpoint made the fire tower look forever away, but it is honestly an optical illusion as it doesn't really take long at all to reach it. The views were breathtaking and there are many areas to sit and picnic at the summit. The firetower is very sturdy as well. The breeze felt amazing. As we began our descend, the rush of people started. All in all, I definitely recommend this hike! Tip: be sure to wear a form of insect repellent as it tends to get rather buggy! Our party used pure cedarwood and it worked fantastic!

hiking
3 days ago

A lovely hike. Took it today with my 9 year old son. Loved the variety of terrain, spectacular views from summit. Well marked, with beautiful marshes with lots of wildlife and a steep but fun hike. We loved the scrambling and the firetower.

3 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

Loved it! Not hard on the knees, moderate and with astounding view at the top. Didn't have the courage to climb up the fire tower though !

9 days ago

Best hike I have ever been on. Well marked, dry trail. Never felt like I was risking injury. Fairly steep from the start, but levels out often enough to keep it from being too difficult. Terrific views whether or not you climb the fire tower.

hiking
15 days ago

17 days ago

Beautiful trail with several lookouts & the view is almost as good as a high peak!

hiking
25 days ago

Amazeballs.

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25 days ago

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28 days ago

Nice hike mostly in the woods with a couple views om the way up. Rocky summit has 360 degree view. Climbed the restored fire tower and got an even better view..I'm 76 and did the whole 6.8 miles in 3hr 40 min, plus a half hour on the top. Trail is in great shape, although my knees aren't as happy on the downhills as they used to be.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Really fun hike, easy half day

1 month ago

Nice easy hike to take three kids and our 8 month old puppy on, it was her first adk hike and she loved it.weather is good trail was a little muddy but not that bad.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Trail recently redone with switchbacks makes this a 7 mile in and out. Wife and I are in good shape, took our 25 lb cocker spaniel up the mountain after 3 straight days of rain. Trail was muddy but manageable. Well marked and kept up. Took us 4:15 including a 30 minute break at the top. Very much worth the effort. This is on the difficult end of a moderate trail, though may be easier w/o the mud.

hiking
1 month ago

Fabulous 360 degree view from top. Tower is now restored and can go up for spectacular viewing. A bit muddy on trails but that was day after heavy rain. Would highly recommend.

hiking
1 month ago

3 months ago

Fantastic trail. In great shape. Steep climb for the first bit. Flats out and crosses a beaver pond in well made planks. More climbing with some rocky step ups. Ascending via a saddle and the ridge then the spectacular view from the top. Would do it again today.