Hurricane Mountain Trail Southern Approach

MODERATE 50 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!

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13 days ago

Wonderful and easy to follow trail. Beautiful 360 view and fire tower very nice.

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1 month ago

AMAZING VIEWS!!!!

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1 month ago

This trail has big rewards for a moderate effort. Views from the summit (or the tower, for the more adventurous) are outstanding and panoramic. The trail must have been re-routed since I last climbed Hurricane in 2003. Perhaps Tropical Storms Irene and Lee wreaked their havoc on the old trail which followed a creek bed for the first mile or so; or perhaps beaver activity necessitated the route change. The hike is beautiful with several vistas en route to the summit. Footing is easy with few boulders to contend with, although there are some nice slabs and a bald, rocky summit block. Be prepared for high winds on the summit. We encountered 40mph gusts and 45F temps making the climb to the cab of the fire tower quite exciting! Trail maintenance seems to be on-going as there are lots of caches of 4x4s and planks beside the trail.

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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!

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1 month 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.

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1 month 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 !

2 months 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.

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2 months ago

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