Hiking in the Adirondacks

There are endless hiking options available for finding adventure and solitude in the Adirondacks, where most of the land is publicly owned and available for recreation. It's a place where hiking trails crisscross the landscape and outdoor opportunities for any age and skill level abound. That means there's also variety — trips ranging in length from under an hour to several days can all be found here.

Year-round Fun for all Abilities

Hiking doesn't have to be hard. If you're looking for a short walk in the woods, try Cathedral Pines. Want a challenge? Visit Snowy Mountain and climb your way toward outstanding views of the Little High Peaks. Speaking of snowy, don't let a few feet of powder stop you from hitting the trails! The Adirondacks gets some of the best snow in the northeast and hiking is a four-season activity, so strap on your snowshoes and embark on an adventure through a winter wonderland.

Want to learn more? No problem! Develop your orienteering skills by exploring some of the more remote areas of Hamilton County, learn wildflower identification by taking a slow stroll through the forest, or view wildlife while sitting next to a babbling stream or on the shore of a remote pond. If you're interested in trying something new but are a bit nervous about getting started, our licensed New York state guides offer expeditions and educational opportunities throughout the region, no matter the season.

Hikes outside of the High Peaks

Hikes outside of the High Peaks, en Francais

Before heading out, be sure to review Leave No Trace ethics to ensure you're protecting the Adirondacks for future generations! The DEC is a great resource for more outdoor recreation related information.