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Not a particularly difficult ascent, but a LONG walk in. Plan for the whole day unless you're a... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
Stockton, New Jersey
hard but doable

I started at ADK Lodge at Heart Lake (camped here) This is a great hike for intermediate... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Mark E
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Great for hikers, this 5,344 foot mountain has more than 2,000 trails.
Keene, NY
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All reviews day hike highest peak great hike long hike adirondack loj decent shape tree line hiking poles trail starts elevation gain snow shoes trail head steady pace lots of water coming down miles rt take your time
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I want to post this so that people are aware how LONG this hike is! We are not from the area and we read on several sites that from the ADK loj, we were facing a ~14 mile round trip hike. Nope nope nope nope....More

1  Thank ginah386
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Not a particularly difficult ascent, but a LONG walk in. Plan for the whole day unless you're a trail runner! If you wish to bag the big one, this is it.

3  Thank mandobanjo
Reviewed August 7, 2018

I started at ADK Lodge at Heart Lake (camped here) This is a great hike for intermediate hikers...not sure it should be a first timer..I am in decent shape and 45, went up with my 2 daughters (15 and 17) who are also on good...More

6  Thank Mark E
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Adding to my list of high points, I couldn't wait to tackle the rocks on this mountain. We weren't in a hurry and did the round trip in about 10 1/2 hours. The rocks get annoying at times, but when you reach the top, all...More

4  Thank Joe K
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

This was our second high peak and a family affair. We started at 5:30am and made it to the top in about 4.5 hours. We are about 30yrs old and accompanied by a 61 yr old male. We kept a steady pace. We were rained...More

1  Thank Von1287
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Mt Marcy mission complete , 10 hr 45 min round trip, 6hrs up , 30 min break at the summit, 4.5 hrs down, tough terrain of every condition, ice covered trails at start then changed to packed wet snow and you just never knew when...More

4  Thank Cheetah
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Mt. Marcy presents a nice challenge. It's not easy, but not too difficult either. As a 57 yr old and despite having four knee surgeries including one complete ACL, PCL and MCL triad, it did present some difficulties with the majority of the hike being...More

3  Thank Dave M
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

We went up Sunday September 3rd. It was our first high peak we have climbed. Overall we really enjoyed the hike but it was a very cold day. It was in the 50's at the base but at the top it was in the 30's,...More

Thank Lindsey P
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

Hadn't rained for 10 days so the bolders were pretty much dry. There were just a few muddy spots. Perfect weather. We did it pretty quick. 31/2 hrs up, 30 min at the top with a wonderful steward to point things out and 3 hours...More

Thank g s
Reviewed August 24, 2017

I hiked this in August 2017. It is about 14 miles RT from the ADK lodge at heart lake and a difficult hike for someone in shape imo. If you are out of shape it would most likely be very strenuous. I packed about 3...More

5  Thank catlettfarm
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Elena P
February 27, 2018|
Response from Dave M | Reviewed this property |
Not 100% sure, but take a look at this for Montreal to Keene (Mt Marcy) rome2rio. com Montreal/Mount-Marcy (can't post website/links) It's a great hike! Hope you make it there! If not, enjoy NYC!