Noonmark Mountain Trail

MODERATE 74 reviews
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Noonmark Mountain Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Keene Valley, 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,296 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

5 days ago

Loved this hike - gorgeous scenery, steep ascents, both open and covered terrain, and 360 views from the peak. Very few hikers, one of whom was an elderly man climbing with the aid of a cane.

14 days ago

Great!

Great way to start off hiking season. Short, fairly easy trail with not very many people.

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1 month ago

Did this one with the family ... wife and 2 boys (12 and 8). It was an amazing hike and view. We're a hiking family, and our kids did it like champs. If you're not used to scrambling or really steep climbs, it might not be for your young ones. Ours loved it and will remember it the rest of their lives.

1 month ago

Moderate hike with more difficulty near summit. Views are wonderful with a bit of everything, wooded trail, pond and great 360 degree view from summit.

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1 month ago

Great hike with beautiful views. It gets steep pretty much right away and the again as you approach the summit. I wouldn’t recommend this with young children or with pets. The wind was incredible at the summit and the rock climb is steep.

We did the ‘loop’ to the pond and ended about 1-2 miles from the Ausable Road lot. We must’ve missed the turn back to Ausable Road. Love the hiker community as a couple saw us walking the road and saved us about 1/2 mile.

All in all, the hike was great. Our first hike this season and we’re feeling it despite being in shape. Have fun!

hiking
3 months ago

Great mountain for a day hike with great views! Beware- there are a lot of false summits when you get near the top- that craggy looking thing in the distance? year- that's where you're going!

3 months ago

Was at the top on March 25th under the sun and with lots of snow. Wonderfull trail with 360 degrees view at the top. Not too crowded but trail was walked on so did not have to use snowshoes. 10 spikes crampons can be usefull.

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6 months ago

Beautiful views! One of my favorites!! ❤️⛰

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7 months ago

Just did the summit of Noonmark out and back. Awesome view for a hike less than 4 hours. We went on an overcast fall day and it was absolutely stunning view of Keene Valley and the High Peaks. Hike definitely had my heart beating - it was a very steep climb to the top.

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8 months ago

Unbelievable day and a beautiful hike. Remarkable vista at the top. Relatively easy hike that gets a little steep at the end. 3.2 miles in going through Round Pond. Great family hike.

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9 months ago

Loved this hike. A number of ledges with good views on the way up. Pretty easy for the most part. The last leg up requires a lot of use of all four limbs and could be intimidating for some people. We were moments away from the Summit and a massive cloud rolled in. It robbed us of 100% of views on a mountain that is highly touted for it's views. Spent an hour in the cloud and high winds hoping it would clear out. It didn't, so we took the loop trail back down to play it safe. Doing the loop adds 1.5 miles to the trip as compared to an out and back, but it's a quick and easy grade going down. The trail in the col between Noonmark and Round is mostly runoff, so be aware of that.

hiking
9 months ago

360 views on summit ~ You can see all the high peaks!

9 months ago

It was hard but very pretty views at the top!!!

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9 months ago

I underestimated the difficulty of this hike! We never made it quite to the summit but the views were spectacular.

hiking
9 months ago

I do suggest to do the loop starting with the right (as shown on this tracking), it gets a bit difficult at times to climp up but probably easier than going down ! Nice views

hiking
10 months ago

You could hike in both directions. If you bear right (and start immediately climbing) at the fork, then you will have a tougher climb, yet plenty of spectacular viewpoints (the higher you go - the better the views!), and easier descent on the other side (with very few views). This is relatively short yet challenging hike with a few very steep sections on rock face, a couple of short ladders and significant elevation gain within 1-2 miles of climbing. I hiked "Van Hoevenberg" trail to Mt.Marcy last year and don't remember sections as steep, so in terms of ascent this hike is probably even tougher. The views are indeed 360 degrees from the summit, and you could see quite a few peaks all around on a clear day.
Our group of 8 completed the loop in just less than 6 hours (and we were going slowly) and counted equivalent of 8.4 miles on pedometers.

hiking
10 months ago

Awesome hike with the family!! Depending on your skills it can be considered hard as long as you have trekking poles all will be good

hiking
10 months ago

First time hiking in awhile and I found it hard due the last 1.5 miles to the summit was all climbing, but it was definitely worth it. Beautiful views of Giant Mountain, Mt. Marcy, and Big Slide. Definitely would recommend this

hiking
11 months ago

Lots of rocks so a little challenging for this newbie, but lots of fun!

11 months ago

very rocky

the views are amazing!

11 months ago

Great hike with good views. It gets very steep at some points. During the descent it was very rocky and slippery at certain areas. For a moderate experienced hiker it will take 5-6 hrs to complete the entire trail along with snack breaks.

hiking
Friday, July 21, 2017

Do this hike and then go have lunch at the Noonmark Diner (highly recommend the sticky buns and pie!) in terms of the hike, as others have noted it was fairly steep up to the summit, but the views made it all worthwhile (posted some pictures). We did the loop and it was fairly steep, rocky and slippery on the descent. We are reasonably fit and it took us about 2.5 hours of actual hiking time and about 4 hours total including snack and water breaks.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

I consider this an easy-moderate hike, for an experienced hiker. There's plenty of places to stop along the way and take in the view. I think this mountain gets overlooked because it's not a 46er. The view from Noonmark exceeded my expectations. Some of the high peaks I have hiked, don't come close to the view from Noonmark.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Tough from 73 to the Trail junction. Very tough from the trail junction to the Summit, but well worth the view. I hiked from 73 to the Boquet leanto and slept overnight. Good tenting area. I met a nice girl named Rachel who appeared to just be hanging out at the lean to for a few days. The hike from the leanto back to the trail junction is easy. I was on the Summit by noon and back in the car on 73 by 3. Highly recommend for most people.

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Great hike with spectacular views of the great range. Trailhead starts at the 2nd left from the parking lot. Some steep parts that become challenging after it rains (bring trwkking poles then).

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Went many times because of the amazing views, especially in the color season! Tried both options: North path to the top ( best view points) and going down the same way; the other option is to make a loop toward Round Mountain (not much view points on the way back).

Friday, June 02, 2017

Love this trail. More tough at the beginning because of the steepness but the final results bring so much happiness. Gorgeous

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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