MacNaughton Mountain via the Indian Pass Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews
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MacNaughton Mountain via the Indian Pass Trail is a 15.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Placid, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

15.1 miles
2,919 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash





nature trips




wild flowers


For those seeking to climb all 46 Adirondack Peaks above 4,000 ft you can't be legit unless you climb this unlisted one! This peak in the Adirondack High Peaks is over 4,000 feet in height but when the initial surveys were taken to name the 46 high peaks for the climbing club it was considered under 4,000 feet. With more accurate laser and gps surveys this has become the unlisted 4,000 footer of the high peaks and for those 46ers with any grain of self-respect this is a must add-on to their climbing list! It's a long trek with very few views but if you've climbed Allen this won't be your worse climb!

6 days ago

MacNaughton Mountain is a must for those who have completed the ADK46er challenge and want to summit the unofficial #47. This is not an easy hike/climb and does not have much for a rewarding view at the top...however, the rewards are all about claiming you have hiked all 46 high peaks over 4000'...not just the traditional ones. The hike takes you past memories that will last a lifetime (Rocky Falls, Scott Clearing, Scott Clearing Lean-to, Scott Pond, Wallface Mtn, and Wallface Pond)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

We tried to snowshoe our way to the summit, but we couldn't finish. Indian Pass trail was broken out, but once you made it to the dam, trail had to be broken out. The ponds couldn't be reached due to about a 6 foot wall of snow. Will try again.