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Best trails in Lake Placid

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Looking for a great trail near Lake Placid, New York? AllTrails has 69 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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 D.A.R. State Park or Macomb Reservation 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. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 40 hard trails in Lake Placid ranging from 4.4 to 31.8 miles and from 1,660 to 5,334 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 Lake Placid
Top trails (69)
#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 - Mount Marcy via Van Hoevenberg Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 14.1 mi • Est. 8 h 3 m
Mount Marcy peak is the highest point in New York state within the High Peaks Region. This is a challenging hike due to its length. Starting on the Van Hoevenberg Trail from the Adirondack Loj or neaShow more
#3 - Mount Jo Loop Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
Mount Jo stands 700 ft. over Heart Lake near ADK Loj south of Lake Placid in the heart of the High Peaks Zone of the Adirondacks. Mt. Jo has two trails that lead to its summit. The summit offers specShow more
#4 - Algonquin Peak and Wright Peak via Algonquin Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 5 h 22 m
Although a bit strenuous, the MacIntyre Range is one of the most beautiful climbs in all the High Peaks. There are a few ways to climb these peaks, and whatever way you decide, you'll have great viewsShow more
#5 - Mount Colden via Avalanche Pass Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 12.8 mi • Est. 7 h 13 m
On this beautiful loop hike you will pass through Avalanche Pass and then ascend the steep Mt. Colden trail from the shores of Lake Colden. On top of this 4,715 foot peak (ADK #11) you will have greaShow more
#6 - Iroquois Peak via Algonquin and Iroquois Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 6 h 59 m
Great views from all three peaks. From Wright and Algonquin you have a great view of Lake Placid. You can even see the Olympic Ski jump. From Algonquin and Iroquois you'll have a nice view of high peaShow more
#7 - Marcy Dam Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
This trail is rocky and full of up and down. Great views at the end and opportunities to link up to other trails to utilize different routs on the way in or out. This trail is mostly made up of an acShow more
#8 - Cascade Mountain
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 3 h 3 m
Cascade Mountain is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Placid, New York that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of actShow more
#9 - Street Mountain and Nye Mountain Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 5 h 7 m
Street (ADK 31) and Nye (ADK 45) are considered trail-less peaks which means they are not officially maintained and are unmarked. As you leave the Loj you head towards the Mt. Joe trailhead and enjoyShow more
#10 - Cobble Hill
Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
This is a very short but enjoyable trail through woods and then up onto a rocky outcrop with a nice view. Great hike for kids - streams to enjoy, woods and a very fun rock scramble with a rope to helpShow more
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