Hike to the Summit

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! Spot in the horizon the beauty that surrounds you along with the fun in identifying other mountain summits.

Most Popular Trailhead From the intersection of Route 8 and Route 10 in Piseco, follow Route 10 toward Pine Lake. Continue for...
Route 10
Lake Pleasant
12108
Trailhead From the intersection of Route 8 and Route 10 in Piseco, follow Route 10 toward Pine Lake. Continue for a bit under 12 ...
Route 10
Lake Pleasant
12108
Snowy is one of the more demanding hikes in Hamilton County and is also one of the 100 highest highest peaks in the Adirondacks....
Indian Lake
12842
West Mountain is a former fire tower peak, but even without the steel structure it offers good views from its partially open summit...
Raquette Lake
13436
This is a day-use area so a small fee is required unless you are staying there. This is a very long approach to the mountain but if...
Long Lake
12847
Blue Mountain is one of the taller mountains in the Adirondack Park and one of the most popular in the Hamilton County Region....
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
The summit cliffs of Mount Frederica overlook lovely Lake Lila in the William C. Whitney Wilderness Area in Hamilton County. There...
Long Lake
12847
This small peak is obscure with no real trail to the summit; but does have a faint herd path to follow once you leave the access...
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
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...
Long Lake
12847
This destination lies off any developed and mapped trail system; the use and understanding of GPS and/or map and compass is highly...
Speculator
12164
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...
Inlet
13360
From the trailhead you will start climbing almost immediately but never on too steep a grade and come to the firetower after only 0...
Piseco
12139
This final destination lies off any developed and mapped trail system; the use and understanding of GPS and/or map and compass is...
Inlet
13360
This trail is used much less seldom than the Green Lake Road trailhead, but still a worthy avenue to take. In winter it gets much...
Piseco
12139
How to get there From the intersection of Route 28N and Route 30 in Long Lake follow Route 30 toward Tupper Lake. Continue through...
Long Lake
12847
Sawyer is one of the more popular hikes in the Indian Lake Region, mainly due to its excellent payoff for little effort. Excellent...
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
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
This trail gets pretty good use in the winter and has become a very popular snowshoe destination. From the trailhead you will...
Indian Lake
12842
The Humphrey Mountain Trail has been around for decades, but is considered more of a path than a true trail. The trail is marked...
Speculator
12164
Located right on the border of Hamilton and Franklin Counties, Coney is an outstanding bang-for-your-buck mountain. With ease of...
Long Lake
12847
Pillsbury Mountain is one of those peaks that is in the middle of nowhere, at least so it seems when you are driving there. A maze...
Lake Pleasant
12108
Black Bear Mountain is the big brother, so to speak, of Rocky Mountain. Located so close to the village of Inlet, this peak gets...
Inlet
13360
Most of the trail is rocky but you wouldn't know it in winter unless conditions are less than favorable. All the rocks and...
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...
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
Turn right off the road from Sagamore and there will be a gate that can be ridden around on the left. Follow this rocky road for a...
From Inlet, travel south on Route 28 for 6.2 miles, then turn right onto Rondaxe Road. Travel just over 0.1 mile to the trailhead...
Rondaxe Road
Inlet
13360
The summit of Black Bear has several viewing areas to spread out amongst the crowds of people who frequent this peak. If you wish...
Inlet
13360
The trail on the right is flagged at the beginning with yellow and red tape. Keep a lookout for this junction as it is easily...
Inlet
13360
This is a great hike to a very interesting and unusual geological chimney formation surrounded with a maze of caves and crevices...
Indian Lake
12842
(1.8 miles RT, moderate) This hike follows an old jeep road to the summit where views can be attained from the restored fire tower...
Arietta
‎12139
An 8.8 mile hike, easy to moderate. Most of this walk is on a level dirt road which leads to a large grassy clearing on the...
Long Lake
12847
This hike requires a canoe paddle to reach the trail head in Norman's Cove, the shortest (1.0 mile) from the Clarks Indian Lake...
Indian Lake
12842
This is a great "bushwhack" hike, as there is no formal DEC trail. Little Cathead rises over Woods Lake with cliffs on the...
Benson
12134

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