Hiking the Adirondacks
Hamilton County Trails
Hiking in Hamilton County offers true Adirondack adventure in a pristine wilderness. Start at a cabin in the Adirondacks, then explore the Adirondack Wild’s miles of hiking trails, discovering the hidden side of the Adirondacks – from the summit of Chimney Mountain crowned by a soaring, natural rock tower, to the deep caves on Castle Rock.
Enjoy an camping trip, and relax as you travel along wooded paths, past babbling mountain streams and through old growth pine forests. Find some of New York’s most unique hiking experiences in Hamilton County, including the Waterfall Challenge - a hiking adventure that travels from Death Falls to Buttermilk Falls. Or enjoy hiking to each of the Adirondack Wild’s five historic towers to complete the Firetower Challenge. Both hiking challenges are sponsored by Hamilton County Tourism, and a brochure outlining each route, as well as a commemorative patch is available.
Marvel at the panoramic views that extend as far as the eye can see from Snowy Mountain’s towering elevation, or simply enjoy the short hike through Cathedral Pines – a magnificent stand of virgin pines found in Blue Mountain Lake. Glimpse local wildlife such as boreal birds and watch for the flash of whitetail deer.
Four Season Adventure
Explore the isolated waters of Tirrell Pond in summer, and the snow covered paths of Coney Mountain that beckon with adventure even in winter. Develop your orienteering skills, learn wildflower identification and enjoy an Adirondack backcountry camping trip. Hamilton County is a year-round hiking destination, and our licensed Adirondack guide services, offer expeditions into the region’s remote areas no matter the season.
This year, journey to the heart of the wilderness and go hiking in the Adirondack Wild.