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.

Summit Hikes: 1 - 34 of 34

Sawyer Mountain

This is one of the easiest summit climbs in the Adirondacks. The summit is wooded but there are 2 lookouts on the way up and another 100 yards beyond the summit. There are partial views from ledges near the summit.
Blue Mountain Lake

Blue Mountain

The Blue Mountain Fire Tower may be the best known and most visited fire tower in the Adirondacks and it truly stands up to all the hype.
Blue Mountain Lake

Castle Rock

Castle Rock in Blue Mountain Lake is a popular hike for families and hikers of all abilities, and rightfully so, it has an amazing view!
Blue Mountain Lake

Snowy Mountain

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

Rocky Mountain

Rocky Mountain is one of the most popular hikes in the Inlet area. The half-mile hike to the summit rewards you at the top with views overlooking the Fulton Chain of Lakes.

Pillsbury Mountain Fire Tower

Pillsbury is a fairly steep climb to a fire tower. Great views can be seen from the cab of the tower.
Lake Pleasant

Wakely Mountain

Wakely Mountain's three-mile hike up the mountain is fairly steep and strenuous, and gets very difficult at the end. The firetower can be climbed, and the 360 degree view from the tower is spectacular.
Indian Lake

Coney Mountain

Coney is an outstanding bang-for-your-buck mountain located north of Long Lake. This 1-mile hike to the summit rewards you with 360-degree views of Big Tupper Lake, Goodman Mountain and more...
Long Lake

Owls Head Mountain - Fire Tower

Owls Head Mountain is a prominent peak in the Long Lake area. It is made up of four separate summits, two of which are referred to as the horns. These horns give the mountain the look of an owl's head.
Long Lake

Watch Hill

Gain 380 feet of elevation in 1.1 miles to reach great views of the surrounding lakes and forests.
Indian Lake

Black Bear Mountain Loop from Route 28

Black Bear Mountain in Inlet is a popular Adirondack Mountain hike. It is known as the big brother to nearby Rocky Mountain.

Rock River Trail

The Rock River Trail is a 3-mile trail through a pristine forest that ends at a very scenic area on Rock River in Indian Lake.
Indian Lake

West Mountain (Former Fire Tower)

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