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Best trails in Keene

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Looking for a great trail near Keene, New York? AllTrails has 21 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Mount Philo State Park or Niquette Bay State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Hurricane Mountain Wilderness or Saint Regis Canoe Area. Ready for some activity? There are 11 moderate trails in Keene ranging from 1.3 to 11 miles and from 1,190 to 4,074 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Keene
Top trails (21)
#1 - Cascade Mountain and Porter Mountain via Cascade Mountain Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 48 m
Cascade Mountain Trail is a popular hiking trail to access Porter Mountain and Cascade Mountain peaks. The trail is exposed and steep with easy rock scrambles along the way. Hikers will be treated to Show more
#2 - Indian Head and Rainbow Falls
Adirondack Mountain Reserve
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Length: 11 mi • Est. 5 h 47 m
Note: Users have reported that the East River Trail is currently closed after Beaver Meadow Falls. The bridge to Rainbow Falls from Indian Head is also closed, but there is an easy detour. Read reviewShow more
#3 - Ridge Trail to Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak Ridge
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 5 h 36 m
Although dogs are allowed to use this trail, users have reported that they may have trouble with the scrambling.Show more
#4 - Hurricane Mountain Trail: Northern Approach
Hurricane Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 17 m
Please note that the road leading to the trailhead closes in the winter, adding about half a mile to the start of the trail.Show more
#5 - Hurricane Mountain Trail Southern Approach
Hurricane Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 4 h 1 m
Please note that the fire tower is currently closed due to COVID 19. This is a great climb up a smaller peak in the High Peaks region of the Adirondack State Park. This is one of the better non-4,00Show more
#6 - Pitchoff Mountain and Balancing Rocks Trail
Sentinel Range Wilderness
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 35 m
This rocky ridge parallels NY 73 and provides excellent views of the High Peaks wilderness to the south. This can be done as an end-to-end hike with two cars-or park at one end and catch a ride to theShow more
#7 - Big Crow
Hurricane Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 55 m
Big Crow is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Keene, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking andShow more
#8 - Mount Colvin and Blake Peak Trail
Adirondack Mountain Reserve
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Length: 13.7 mi • Est. 8 h 15 m
Mount Colvin and Blake Peak Trail is a 13.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Keene, New York that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primariShow more
#9 - Big Slide Mountain via The Brothers, Slide Mountain Brook and Phelps Trail Loop
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 6 h
Big Slide Mountain via The Brothers, Slide Mountain Brook and Phelps Trail Loop is a 9.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Keene, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rShow more
#10 - Mount Colvin, Nippletop, and Dial Mountain Loop
Adirondack Mountain Reserve
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Length: 18.3 mi • Est. 11 h 31 m
Mount Colvin, Nippletop, and Dial Mountain Loop is a 18.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Keene, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarilyShow more
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