Noonmark Mountain Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews
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Noonmark Mountain Trail is a 5.8 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
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2431 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 day 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
1 day 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

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3 days ago

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18 days ago

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28 days 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
1 month ago

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

1 month ago

1 month ago

very rocky

the views are amazing!

1 month 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.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

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).

hiking
2 months ago

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).

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago