Street Mountain and Nye Mountain Trail

MODERATE 58 reviews
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Street Mountain and Nye Mountain Trail is a 9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near North Elba, New York that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2913 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

muddy

rocky

Street (ADK 31) and Nye (ADK 45) are considered trail-less peaks which means they are not officially maintained and are unmarked. Street and Nye are two of the Adirondack's 46 High Peaks and are considered trail-less which means they are not marked and they are not officially maintained. As you leave the Loj you head towards the Mt. Joe trailhead and enjoy a nice view of Heart Lake along the way. Once you reach the trailhead for Mt. Joe you will see a sign that says te trail is unmaintained from this point forward - that is where you are headed. After about 1.2 miles you will reach Indian Brook which you must make your way across by rock hopping - be careful in times of high water and keep it safe (if you need to think about the crossing twice, that is your answer to turn around, sit and enjoy the brook and then come back and cross it another day). After the rock hop there is a second crossing which can be done via a tree that has fallen over the brook. After this you can follow the herd paths up to Nye and Street. This is a little tougher to do in the winter. The hike is around 9 miles and gets a little steep and heavy with blow down towards the top but is very enjoyable.

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27 days ago

Not much of a view at the top, but that's not the point of this hike, in my opinion. The terrain is difficult, especially since the trail is not marked or maintained once you get past Hart Lake. It would be very challenging to stay on the trail without a GPS. Towards the end of the trail, it gets steep, muddy and narrow, but the terrain is so beautiful and unique, that it's worth it. The best part of the hike is definitely at the bottom where the creek crossing, beautiful birch trees and Hart Lake are. Wouldn't recommend if you're looking to go on a nice day hike, but if you're looking to become a 46r, it's not all that bad. Just make sure you come prepared with extra clothing (jacket, socks, etc.) and a GPS so you don't get lost!

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Glad I didn't listen to all the people who say there are no views. No views from the actual summits, true. When you reach Street's summit continue walking the herd path to the right to reach a lookout with some awesome views. There's also a lookout to the left just before reaching the summit of Nye with some views - not as good as the ones from the lookout on Street in my opinion, but still nice. Despite the fact that I did not enjoy the actual "trails," the views from the Street lookout made it worth it.

1 month ago

Limited views on Street. No views on Nye. Necessary for those going for the 46, but if you're just heading out for an enjoyable hike, I'd suggest picking something else.

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1 month ago

the hike up was nice, peaceful, and secluded. however once to the top we were pretty disappointed that all our hard work climbing the mountain was a let down with the view. so overall a good hike for both street and nye mountains but HORRIBLE views!!!

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2 months ago

Very muddy, and slick, but a nice "walk through the woods." No views from the top, but two more off the 46 list! Nye is mismarked on the app, as it is only 0.2 miles from the junction, and Street is 0.6 miles. Indian brook wasn't super high and crossing was pretty easy. The first two miles were mostly flat and a breeze. The junction seemed to take forever to get too with a lot of elevation gain, meaning breathing breaks every 2 minutes , but once there, summiting was apiece of cake.

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3 months ago

The first couple miles are a pleasant woodlands stroll. Then steeper to a plateau. On the plateau it a short way to Nye which is _not_ where it is listed on AllTrails (it's much closer). Street is a longer hike/walk. Comments are that it's a muddy hike. That was not my experience. Mud yes but easily avoidable.

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3 months ago

Trail starts out at Heart Lake, which is the best part of hike. When you get to Indian Brook you will see a Karin across from you. This is a marker for on the way back. You need to go to the right for a ways and look for another Karin. If you zoom in on the trail in the app, you can see that the brook is actually part of the trail. The trail had about 50 downed trees that you have to step over. Just about the whole trail after Indian Brook is muddy. On the way up Nye you will climb by a rock that you can stand on to take some pictures. There are no places to take pictures on the summit. When you go to the summit of Street, there are three short trails you can take to see some partial views. The trail to the left is the best one. This is an unmarked trail but the trail, except for the Indian Brook part, is very easy to follow. The is the first hike I have done that I would not consider doing again.

I was just trying to paint a picture of what this hike was like. With that said, I did enjoy the hike. It was challenging in a different way. It was almost like a bush whack at times. No markers, downed trees, tons of mud and several parts of the trail are very narrow. The hike was just over 9 miles. It took me just about 5 1/2 for the round trip.

Note: I saw a comment that said mud was easily avoidable. You can only say that if you go by this piece of hiking etiquette:

Walk through the mud or puddle and not around it, unless you can do so without going off the trail. Widening a trail by going around puddles, etc. is bad for trail sustainability. Just because it looks easy to cut the corner off of a switchback doesn’t mean it is a good idea. Help preserve the trail by staying on the trail.

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3 months ago

Incredibly muddy. Dont expect to keep your feet dry crossing the stream. Not a marked trail at all until the summit so keep and eye out for the carvings at the split. If it wasn't muddy and slippery I'm sure it would've been a decent hike. Nye has no views at all while street has some small lookouts. Would not recommend unless attempting to accomplish the 46