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.

Hiking The public is allowed to use the easement, lakes, and trails between August 23rd and June 23rd. The lands are privately...
Kickerville Road
Long Lake
12847
Hiking Located right on the border of Hamilton and Franklin Counties, Coney is an outstanding bang-for-your-buck mountain. With...
Route 30
Long Lake
12847
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 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...
Route 28
Eagle Bay
13331
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
Trail Description and Winter Conditions Goodnow is a very prominent peak when seen from Route 28N heading toward Newcomb. This...
Route 28N
Newcomb
12852
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
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
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
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...
Route 30
Long Lake
12847
Hiking Kane Mountain can be climbed as a loop. The 60-foot tall Kane Mountain Fire Tower is located on the summit. It was first...
Green Lake Road
Arietta
‎12139
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
West Mountain is a former fire tower peak, but even without the steel structure it offers good views from its partially open summit...
Brown's Tract Road
Raquette Lake
13436
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 Snowy is one of the more demanding hikes in Hamilton County and is also one of the 100 highest highest peaks in the...
Route 30
Indian Lake
12842
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
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 Sawyer is one of the more popular hikes in the Indian Lake Region, mainly due to its excellent payoff for little effort....
Route 30
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
Hiking 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...
Rondaxe Road
Inlet
13360
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
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...
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
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 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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