Noonmark Mountain Trail

MODERATE 46 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
3 days 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
5 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

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

8 days ago

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

hiking
17 days ago

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

hiking
17 days 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
19 days ago

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27 days ago

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27 days ago

hiking
1 month 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 month 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
1 month ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

2 months ago

very rocky

the views are amazing!

2 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.

2 months ago