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! Spot in the horizon 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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Hiking 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...
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...
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
Hiking This is a great hike for kids but be sure you keep an eye on them at the top of the cliffs. The massive boulder field the...
West Mountain is a former fire tower peak, but even without the steel structure it offers good views from its partially open summit...
Trail Description and Winter Conditions Goodnow is a very prominent peak when seen from Route 28N heading toward Newcomb. This...
Most Popular Trailhead From the intersection of Route 8 and Route 10 in Piseco, follow Route 10 toward Pine Lake. Continue for...
Hiking The public is allowed to use the easement, lakes, and trails between August 23rd and June 23rd. The lands are privately...
Owl's Head Mountain stats Distance: 3.1 miles to the summit Elevation gain: 1,114 feet Elevation: 2,182 feet Owl's Head is one of...
Endion Road
Long Lake
12847
Hiking The Humphrey Mountain Trail has been around for decades, but is considered more of a path than a true trail. The trail is...
Big Brook Road
Speculator
12164
Hiking 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...
Hiking Sawyer is one of the more popular hikes in the Indian Lake Region, mainly due to its excellent payoff for little effort. Fun...
Hiking This old road used to be Highway 10 between Long Lake and Tupper Lake; it has now been turned into a wonderful trail that...
Hiking This hike starts along a forest road which often gets DEC use to access Lows Upper Dam. The road is mostly flat and passes...
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...
access road for O'Neill Flow
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
Hiking Kane Mountain can be climbed as a loop or as an out-and-back hike. The 60-foot tall Kane Mountain fire tower is located on...
Hiking Snowy is one of the more demanding hikes in Hamilton County and is also one of the 100 highest highest peaks in the...
Hiking This is a great hike to a very interesting and unusual geological chimney formation surrounded with a maze of caves and...
Big Brook Road
Indian Lake
12842
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
Hiking With many good parking spots around the Red River bridge, this trail along the Red River offers miles of access to all types...
Hunt Club Road
Inlet
13360
Hiking This is one of the most popular destinations in the Blue Mountain Lake Region, and rightfully so, it's got an amazing view....
Maple Lodge Road
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
Hiking From Kings Flow parking; head out to the right and locate the Kings Flow East Trail – this is not marked. Trailhead From the...
Hiking The trail is 2 miles to the summit, where there is a tower that provides a fine view. This hike is upper-intermediate and...
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 is in the middle of nowhere, at least so it seems when you are driving there. A maze...
Black Bear Mountain is the big brother, so to speak, of Rocky Mountain. Located so close to the village of Inlet, this peak gets...
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...
A 1.5 mile route easy terrain. The trail to this popular destination is well worn and occasionally steep. An open grassy area and...

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