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Best trails in Newcomb

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Looking for a great trail near Newcomb, New York? AllTrails has 23 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest 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. You'll also find some great local park options, like Hurricane Mountain Wilderness or Blue Mountain Wild Forest. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 14 hard trails in Newcomb ranging from 4.9 to 27.8 miles and from 1,732 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 Newcomb
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#1 - Santanoni Range: Panther, Santanoni, Couchsachraga Peaks
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 16.8 mi • Est. 9 h 53 m
This trail offers nice views right before the summits. It is a steep hike with some nasty rock scrambles. Trekking poles are almost a must here! Users have reported that this trail has some really muddy and boggy sections. Show more
#2 - Goodnow Mountain Trail
Adirondack State Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
Note: As of August 15, 2020, the firetower is currently closed due to COVID 19.Show more
#3 - Allen Mountain Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 17.7 mi • Est. 9 h 29 m
Mt Allen (#26 on ADK 46'er list @4,340ft) is very difficult mainly because of how long it is. 18 miles round trip. This is a pretty unfulfilling hike with not many great views. However, you will have a few stories once you finish it. After signing in, you'll follow the path down to the Hudson River. You'll cross a suspension bridge and continue another few minutes to Lake Jimmy. There is a detour around the lake but if you look you can see pieces of the old bridge still floating around. Continue on the path to the old Ranger building. Feel free to check it out. Stay on the old road till you come up to a carin and turn left. There is an arrow marked on a nearby tree stay straight and follow yellow markers on the trees. You'll come up to an old red gate, jumped and continue on. At about 4 miles in, you'll need to cross a river. There is no bridge and depending on the water level you might be able to jump rocks just 100 feet up river. Bring water shoes if you decide to ford it. For the next 1.5 miles its pretty narrow and overgrown but easy to follow. You'll pass a sign for Mt Marcy, just keep going past it and you'll run into a sign for Allen and a yellow arrow pointing the way. 5.25 miles in, you'll come to a road and some arrows on trees, go left and you'll see a gravel parking lot on the right. At the end of the parking lot is a second trail register. Sign in and continue on. From here, it starts the unmarked trail. Still pretty easy to follow, you'll cross a few streams, and pass a few water falls. One waterfall is marked by a cairn and this indicates 1 mile to the summit. It's very steep and slippery so be careful. Once on the summit, there is a small clearing and Allen Mountain sign. Then just follow it back down when your ready. Good Luck.Show more
#4 - Mount Marshall via the Calamity Brook Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 13.3 mi • Est. 7 h 19 m
Climb this trail-less peak from Upper Works to claim another 46er and the southernmost peak of the MacIntyre Range. Mt. Marshall is the most southern peak of the beautiful MacIntyre Range but unfortunately it is a bit removed from the next peak, Iroquois Peak, so it does not have any maintained trials to its summit. The clearest herdpath to the top is to follow Herbert Brook from the Flowed Lands just between the Flowed Lands and Lake Colden. You'll have great views up towards Colden on your trip to the base of Herbert Brook but unfortunately the summit of Marshall is wooded with limited views.Show more
#5 - Mount Redfield and Cliff Mountain via Calamity Brook Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 18.8 mi • Est. 10 h 20 m
Please note that bear canisters are required for backpacking on this trail. This trail will start from Upper Works and take you over to Lake Colden and then up Mount Redfield and Cliff Mountain. This is a very long trail which can easily be broken up into 2 days. There are plenty of lean-to's along the trail and camping areas. Starting off at Upper Works head down the path towards Lake Colden / Marcy Mtn which is about 4.5 miles. Once you reach the Flowed Lands there is another trail register. Follow the red trail towards another 1.1 miles to Lake Colden Damn and cross it. From there head towards Up-Hill lean-to. It is a long and slightly up hill battle. Once you reach is area you will see a small Karin on the right side which marks the start of the trail from Redfield and Cliff. Follow this trail to a second Karin. From there go left for Redfield or left for Cliff. If you go left, the trail follows the stream nearly all the way up and will take about 1-2 hours. If your heading towards Cliff, it is only about .8 miles long but the first 15-20 minutes is a mud pit, then then next 30 minutes is pretty steep rock climbing but nothing to extreme. Once you feel you have reached the summit, keep going because the actual summit is another 15 minutes farther. Then you can back track all the way back to Upper Works, or you can spend the night in a lean to and hike several other mountains in the area.Show more
#6 - Mount Adams Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
A fun and challenging hike to one of the best fire tower views in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks. Right from the get-go the trail is fun with two water crossings - the first being the Hudson River, where there was once a bridge that was washed away during Hurricane Irene in 2011. You will soon go around Lake Jimmy after the floating bridge that was washed out years ago. The trail was re-routed to the north. Just after crossing Lake Jimmy, the trail that takes you to Mount Adams splits from the Allen Trail and the steep hike begins. Over the next 1.6 miles you will climb 1700' and earn one of the best fire tower views in the state.Show more
#7 - Calamity Brook Trail to Lake Colden
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 5 h 10 m
#8 - Mount Marcy from Upper Works Trail
High Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 18.5 mi • Est. 10 h 5 m
#9 - Donaldson and Seward Mountain Trail
Adirondack State Park
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Length: 13.6 mi • Est. 7 h 57 m
NOTE: During winter, Corey's Road is closed beyond the gate which would add an additional 3 miles (one-way) of road walking to this hike.Show more
#10 - Great Camp Santanoni to Newcomb Lake
Adirondack State Park
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 4 h 6 m
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