Summit Hikes

Summit Hikes in the Adirondacks

Hikes with a view

Explore Adirondack summit hikes

Here in the Adirondacks you will find plentiful opportunities for hiking no matter what your ability level is. In addition to miles of scenic hikes and paths leading to lakes and ponds along with our Adirondack waterfall hikes there are a multitude of summit hikes. Hiking to the top of a mountain and soaking in the panoramic views is the perfect reward for a day of climbing, knowing you reached the top! On the horizon all around you, spot the beauty that surrounds you, along with the fun in identifying other mountain summits.

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The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

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Lows Overlook is such a beautiful destination; it's hard to put a description into words! Overlooking the breathtaking Bog River,...
Route 421
Piercefield
12973
  
Owls Head Mountain is part of the Sargent Ponds Wild Forest, which covers an impressive approximate 45,000 acres. This rather...
Endion Road
Long Lake
12847
  
This old road used to be Highway 10 between Long Lake and Tupper Lake; it has now been turned into a wonderful trail that leads to...
Route 30
Long Lake
12847
  
This route is NOT officially maintained. It is strongly recommended you bring a map and compass to navigate off-trail. Getting...
Route 10
Lake Pleasant
12108
  
A challenging but fun hike in the southern Adirondacks, Good Luck Mountain will surely satisfy any adventurer.  Getting there From...
Route 10
Lake Pleasant
12108
  
Goodnow is a very prominent peak when seen from Route 28N. This ragged-looking mountain is home to one of the remaining fire towers...
Route 28N
Newcomb
12852
  
With many good parking spots around the Red River bridge, this trail along the Red River offers miles of access to all types of...
Hunt Club Road
Inlet
13360
  
Mud Pond Mountain gets little use. It's a real hidden gem! While this area is off limits some of the year, it is open for public...
Kickerville Road
Long Lake
12847
  
This moderately difficult trail follows a ridge overlooking the beautiful Fourth Lake. Please note that this route is not as well-...
Route 28
Inlet
13360
  
The Humphrey Mountain Trail has been around for decades, but is considered more of a well-marked path than a true trail....
Big Brook Road
Speculator
12164
  
A quiet outing in any season. Enjoy this remote trail in a wilderness setting!  Getting there From the intersection of Routes 28...
Big Brook Road
Indian Lake
12842
  
Hike across lands where the Nehasane Lodge Great Camp once stood proud in the Adirondack wilderness. Frederica is a lovely mountain...
Lake Lisa Access Road
Long Lake
12847
  
This is one of the most popular destinations in the Blue Mountain Lake Region, and rightfully so, it's got an amazing view. This is...
Maple Lodge Road
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
  
West Mountain is a former fire tower peak, but even without the steel structure it offers good views from its partially open summit...
Brown's Tract Road
Raquette Lake
13436
  
It's an easy half-mile climb to Rocky Mountain's summit. The sunset and sunrise views from here can be spectacular. It's no wonder...
Route 28
Eagle Bay
13331
  
In a quiet corner of the Adirondacks sits Kane Mountain. A 60-foot fire tower was constructed here in 1925, making it a very...
Green Lake Road
Arietta
‎12139
  
This is a great hike to a very interesting and unusual geological chimney formation surrounded with a maze of caves and crevices...
Big Brook Road
Indian Lake
12842
  
Snowy is one of the more demanding hikes in Hamilton County and is also one of the 100 highest highest peaks in the Adirondacks....
Route 30
Indian Lake
12842
  
Sawyer is one of the more popular routes in the Indian Lake Region, mainly due to its excellent payoff for little effort. Fun for...
Route 30
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
  
Wakely Mountain’s 70-foot tower is one of the highest in New York state, and the tower stairs afford an excellent view of the West...
Cedar River Road
Indian Lake
12842
  
Black Bear Mountain is a gem in the Inlet area! One of the nice features of the Black Bear Mountain trail is that you can loop over...
Inlet
13360
  
While not part of the Hamilton County Fire Tower Challenge, Bald Mountain is part of the Adirondack Fire Tower Challenge and is a...
Rondaxe Road
Inlet
13360
  
As far as views go, this is one of the best in the area and should not be missed. The waters of Tupper Lake can be seen to the...
Route 30
Long Lake
12847
  
How to get there From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30 in Indian Lake follow Route 30 toward Speculator. Continue for just...
Indian Lake
12842
  
Pillsbury Mountain is one of those peaks that has a spectacular, remote, backcountry feel. A maze of scenic backroads will get you...
Lake Pleasant
12108
  
First, there is a level walk on a marked trail to Good Luck Lake. A small backtrack to an unmarked trail leads up a short steep...
New York State Route 10
Arietta
‎12139
  
A 1.5 mile route easy terrain. The trail to this popular destination is well worn and occasionally steep. An open grassy area and...
Piseco
12139
  
This hike requires a canoe paddle to reach the trailhead in Norman's Cove, a short 1.0 mile from the Clarks Indian Lake Marina off...
Indian Lake
12842
  

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