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What a lovely, dog friendly winter hike! Wear crampons though—icy is spots. Beautiful views!

Did this yesterday 2/10/19. Long easy walk for 4 miles. Then the climb begins. Good and steady up. When you get to a rocky peak you are not there. 10 to fifteen minutes more you will have arrived. Sky cleared just before I summited. Trail was all packed down. 7 1/2 hours in and out.

5 days ago

Nice longer hike - almost totally flat for the first mile-ish. Then - up. Trail was almost all hard packed snow with patches of ice, and some longer stretches of all ice. Micro spikes made it a smooth hike. When the trail goes up, it means it. Nice grind to the top with fantastic views. Very manageable hike with only a few iffy spots. Two close-by peaks at the top with expansive views.

One of the best adventures in the high peaks in winter. In good conditions this trail is an absolute joy. The only tough spot is the back side of Marcy which is really icy. It took us 8.5 hours to complete. The trip down Marcy back to the Loj is so easy. Views on all three peaks in the winter, even Gray!

My GF and I did this for our first adk 46. It was a beautiful hike in the winter but very icy so spikes are a necessity unfortunately I didn't have them so it was very slippery getting down, took a few falls but all and all was worth the effort. beautiful 360 view. very windy at the top.

Like A Virgin..... my first and second and what a day. Both peaks by myself, alone on top even for a few minutes was something I'll never be able to forget. The best selfie of my short climbing life so far. I'm 64 and newly retired and want something to strive for and get in better shape, so my son and I watched a couple of videos and said... we got this. We set out last April one morning, 40 degrees here and no snow. 3 hour drive later it was 31 and 8 inches of wet heavy stuff that rained out of the trees most of the hike. To make a long story short my son did laps around the old man and finished with no problem, I on the other hand didn't on this trip. I was very disappointed but energized, went on a diet lost 20 lbs and did it two months later. Alone. Our plan is to do at least 4 and shooting for 6 with one overnight. I am not going to underestimate things from here on out. Enjoying time with my son enjoying the trails, people and all the high peaks have to offer. See you on the trail. 46er wannabe

Beautiful views from each peak on a clear day. Each summit is notorious for being windy. Trek from Algonquin to Iroquois is all exposed- if hiking in the winter be prepared for wind/cold and lots of ice on the bald summits. Many up and overs- like your climbing 5 mountains instead of 3 but all worth it and not too strenuous. Had to take it slow and steady on the icy summits battling 55 mph winds: 8 am start, back to the car 4:00 pm

7 days ago

Great hike, once you get to the top of Cascade Mtn, Porter is only about .7 miles aways. Definitely worth it to go to both. When I went it was pretty icy. My friend didn’t have spikes and was struggling in some of the areas. The very top was extremely windy. Overall great hike! Took about 2.5 hrs to get to the top of Cascade (a bit out of shape currently).

10 days ago

Difficult for sure and it was foggy so I didn’t get much of a view, I took the jackrabbit trail in and it was about 2 hours to McKenzie trailhead which is a more flat climb then from haystack parking lot, saving your legs for the actual mountain that way, then you’re basically climbing an icy waterfall the whole way up to the summit(prob best after a good snowfall to cover up water and ice and just snowshoe up), there are a few icy spots, if you can get over the first big one that’s half the battle, had it not been for a couple I met on the trail I wouldn’t of made it over that part and prob could’ve used ice climbing gear, then you climb further and get to another icy spot, then it’s about two more icy spots after that until you’re going back down the back of the mountain to the true summit and if you don’t have snowshoes at this point you’ll most likely be falling in about 3 feet of snow until you reach the next icy patch, did I mention icy patches? then about .1 miles to true summit is the last icy patch with a 50 foot drop crevice on one side you can easily fall into if you don’t watch your footing while bouldering over the rocks covered in ice, BUT if you can make it over that you’re golden because the summit isn’t far from there and you can pretty much butt slide your way down for most of it :)

17 days ago

Do it in the fall. The foliage will be amazing. I hiked the trail in the peak of summer and regretted it. Unless you are avid hiker -- you will find this to be difficult. The 'hard' rating is accurate. But if you're fit and up for a challenge -- this stroll through the woods provides an excellent reward.

we did this short hike in October, as I was Scouting trails to take our girl scout troop on. I'd say the trail raising as easy is true. it's short, small inclines and leads to various spots to look out onto the water. also, features a lean-to. beautiful, peaceful views.

We did the East Trail today Awesome views, bit windy,broke out other trail on way out ended up by the track...

23 days ago

Hiked today windy icy up top near rope ,fun hike.

There isn’t much to add that others mention here. This hike will humble you and then reward you with spectacular views!

A friend and I are considering hiking Wright, Algonquin and Iroquois this summer. We’d like to pitch a tent and camp overnight on the trail somewhere - that way we can take our time and do all three peaks over a two day period. Anyone know a good camping spot somewhere on the trail?

Summited both Algonquin and Wright today 1/15/19. Just short of 9 mile RT. Trails were all packed down. I used crampons the entire way. Good sharp microspikes would also have been ok. First mile is easy. Second mile moderate. Third mile moderately difficult and after that steep and difficult. Algonquin summit is hard to follow. Back down I went up Wright. Steep up but only 4/10ths of a mile. Well marked with cairns. 7 hours for the round trip.

Amazing hike. Trail was very packed down and easy to follow. It gets really steep after you cross Phelps brook. The approach to the summit above tree line was very technical and needed concentration and skill. Very steep and icy at some points. Once you reach the summit the views are amazing but the wind makes it so you cant stay very long. Overall the hike was long but gradual and well worth the views.

1 month ago

A really fun and fairly easy winter hike. A great trail to snowshoe. Trail is easy to follow and the view at the top is amazing for the amount of effort put in.

1 month ago

Trail was icy but a good easy walk with great lake views. Multiple trails converge so keep an eye on your map!

1 month ago

We hiked the steeper trail up and back in hiking boots this morning. Fresh layer of powder! Quite a bit of scrambling but nothing too difficult... a delightful find!

Sunny ski, beautiful view. Do not consider it as a challenge. it's just fun. easier with microspikes

1 month ago

Very nice trail, very Icy but OK with spikes. Went with my dog, awesome ride with awesome views (but very windy) at the top

Completed this hike over the weekend. It was about 28 degrees out—perfect for a winter hike. The views were amazing. Very easy to navigate and microspikes were essential!

Hiked the trail round trip in about 7 hours. Beautiful trail and amazing view at the top! 95% of the trail is uphill, so bring plenty of water and be prepared for quite a workout.

Did the loop just under four miles in micros Hard pack snow in mid December. Would be great either on snowshoes or trail running depending on season and conditions. Fantastic views of whiteface and separately the Mcintyers

Did this 2018.01.05. Great trail with gentle start that finishes with steep inclines. Temp about 32 F, nice snow, trails manageable.

Perfect day out for a winter ascent. No need for showshoes, although we brought them the whole way up and down with us just in case. Definitely need microspikes the whole hike (we did see two guys without but I’m not sure how well they managed descending without). Packed snow the whole trail - easy to follow. Took my husband and I 4 hrs, 15 min at a fairly leisurely pace (for us) and spending a good 15 minutes at each summit.

1 month ago

Short and easy hike to one of the best views of the high peaks. Trail is very easy and flat for the first mile, but begins to ascend the second mile. Can be confusing crossing the marsh next to the beaver pond, but shouldn't be too difficult. Just pay attention to previous tracks!

Just completed this hike yesterday. Trail is very straight forward and took about 5 hours to complete with moderate amount of breaks. I didn’t have micro spikes nor snow shoes so the amount of ice on the trail made it very challenging. Crampons would be too much but I’d say micro spikes would have helped significantly. Views at the top of both mountains were amazing. Recommend to anyone looking for a moderately challenging day hike in the Adirondacks.

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