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Lake Placid Guide

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Phelps Mountain
Phelps Mountain

This is an easy climb from Adirondack Loj to the top of Phelps at 4,160 feet. Although the summit is wooded there are spectacular views spanning from the Great Range all the way to Algonquin with the...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Mt. Marshall
Mt. Marshall

Mt. Marshall is the most southern peak of the beautiful MacIntyre Range but unfortunately it is a bit removed from the next peak, Iroquois Pek, so it does not have any maintained trials to its summit....

Whiteface Mountain
Whiteface Mountain

This is the most scenic route to the top of Whiteface in my opinion and the fact that you pass by a dock into Lake Placid where you can take a dip on the way back on a hot summer day is just...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Table Top Mountain
Table Top Mountain

This is a straightforward climb up Table Top from the Adirondack Loj at Heart Lake. You will follow the Von Hoevenberg trail to just before Indian Falls and then head off on a herd path up to the...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Street and Nye Mountains
Street and Nye Mountains

Althouth these two peaks have wooded summits the hike is relatively straightforward and easy except for some blowdown near the top of Nye that you might encounter. Street has a nice viewpoint near...

Rated 3 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Pitchoff Mountain and Balancing Rocks
Pitchoff Mountain and Balancing Rocks

A fun hike up Pitchoff Mountain past some glacial eratics left behind called the "Balancing Rocks" area. The summit ridge has great views over all the high peaks too. This is a great hike for any...

Mt. Skylight, Mt. Marcy, and Gray Peak
Mt. Skylight, Mt. Marcy, and Gray Peak

This is an epic hike that will gain you three more Adirondack 46er peaks along with the State Highpoint, Mt. Marcy. Make sure to follow the GPS track and pay attention to the trail junctions as there...

Cascade and Porter
Cascade and Porter

This 4,098' tall peak along with it's neighbor Porter at 4,084 are great starter peaks for aspiring 46ers as they are close to the road an a relatively easy climb, albeit steep. When you get to the...

Rated 3 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
MacNaughton - The Unlisted 46er!
MacNaughton - The Unlisted 46er!

This peak in the Adirondack High Peaks is over 4,000 feet in height but when the initial surveys were taken to name the 46 high peaks for the climbing club it was considered under 4,000 feet. With...

The Adirondack Forty-Sixers
The Adirondack Forty-Sixers

As an Adirondack 46er myself I am very excited to share this guide bundle with aspiring 46ers. As far as I can tell this is the most comprehensive digital guide to the Adirondack High Peak 46ers that...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Mt. Jo - Lake Placid
Mt. Jo - Lake Placid

This is a very short two mile loop hike that will bring you to the top of a wonderful little peak above Heart Lake with just over 600 feet of climbing. It's a great hike for little kids or an older...

Mt. Redfield and Cliff Mountain
Mt. Redfield and Cliff Mountain

This is a long day hike from Adirondack Loj and heart Lake to two 46er peaks without maintained trails to their summits. You'll pass by a lake, and a massive slide going up Colden on the way to the...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Algonquin
Algonquin

Algonquin's alternative route is about 14 miles long and located near Lake Placid, NY. The trail is great for hiking.

We started off around 10:00am for the alternate route which I recommend. We...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Lake Placid Tour
Lake Placid Tour

Set in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, Lake Placid is almost cloyingly beautiful—the kind of place that makes you angry that other people get to live here year-round.

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Mt. Colden via the East Slide
Mt. Colden via the East Slide

This is a very challenging climb up the 1990 Southeast slide on Mt. Colden. Mt. Colden is one of the most popular climbs in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks but this hike will take you up a route...

Perfect Day

Last Hurrah at Lake Placid (clchute, 30 Aug 2011)
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Perfect Weekend

Lake Placid on a Fall Weekend (GOBIlls213, 13 Oct 2011)
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Best Of

fall’s finest escapes (TripAdvisor-Top10, 5 Jun 2007)
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