Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures Guide Book

by Lisa Densmore Ballard (Falcon Guides)
Hiking the Adirondacks A Guide to the Areaand39;s Greatest Hiking Adventures  by Lisa Densmore Ballard

339pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 9781493024490

This book features the best day hikes and weekend backpacking trips in the mountain wilderness of northeastern New York State. From 360-degree mountaintop views to dramatic waterfalls and pristine ponds, it takes readers to 47 of the most scenic locations, some well-known and others off the beaten path.

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Trails from the "Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 47.
... Preview: Algonquin Peak is the second-highest mountain in New York State after Mount Marcy, and the only other 5,000-footer. It dominates the MacIntyre Range, which also includes Boundary Peak, Iroquois Peak, ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Lake Placid, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: This hike has a flat approach, then a steep ascent to a broad open summit with a 360-degree view of the Saranac Lake chain of lakes to the north, the High Peaks to the south and east, and the Seward R ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Saranac Lake, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: This challenging 3-day loop takes you deep into the High Peaks, past Avalanche Lake, Lake Colden, and Lake Tear in the Clouds, then climbs over Mount Marcy, the tallest peak in New York State. Mount M ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Lake Placid, NY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 18.5
... Preview: It’s the consummate small mountain with a big reward and a perfect kid hike to a view of the mountains and lakes around Saranac Lake, with the Great Range in the distance to the southeast. From th ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Saranac Lake, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: It’s a kid-friendly hike, even for small children, with a number of cliff-top views en route to a fire tower. There are sixteen Bald Mountains in New York State. Do not allow dogs to climb the fire to ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Eagle Bay, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: A local favorite to a nice view of many landmark mountains in the High Peaks region. There are three approaches up Baxter Mountain. This one (blue NYSDEC markers) is the shortest and easiest. The trai ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Keene, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: This Adirondack classic rewards with multiple views from a series of rock ledges and from a landmark peak and then passes by Johns Brook Lodge, the Adirondack Mountain Club’s historic backcountr ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Keene Valley, NY - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 11.6
... Preview: This kid- friendly hike has a fun scramble up a rock chimney and a nice view of Seventh Lake from the summit. Located in the Moose River Plains Wild Forest at the northeastern end of Fourth Lake, Blac ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Eagle Bay, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: A nice family hike to the highest mountain and some of the best views in the Lake George area.Black Mountain is the highest peak with a trail in the Lake George area. It crowns the eastern shore of t ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Lake George, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: This is one of the most popular hikes in the Adirondacks, up a nature trail to a fire tower and a 360-degree view. Blue Mountain is one of the most climbed mountains in the Adirondack Park. About 15,0 ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Blue Mountain Lake, NY - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This invigorating hike rewards you at the top with a terri?c view of Lake George and the distant High Peaks. Buck Mountain sits on a piece of land within the Lake George Wild Forest just below the ski ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Pilot Knob, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: It’s the easiest of the 4,000-footers and a great “starter” hike, with a view of many other Adirondack peaks, plus Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains of Vermont. From the guidebook "Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Lake Placid, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: It may be a minor peak but it offers major views of nearby Whiteface Mountain, and the climb is one of the longest, most fun scrambles over open rock in the Adirondack Park. There are five Catamount ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Wilmington, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: It’s a fun climb up rocks, slab, and a couple of ladders to an eye-popping view of the region, then a gentle descent to a small remote pond with a nice beach. The hardest part of this hike is finding ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Thurman, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: A peaceful woodland hike that climbs to an uncrowded open rock perch and a view of Meacham Lake. Debar Mountain is one of those hikes that clears the head and calms the soul. Named for John Debar, a ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Malone, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: It’s a short, steep ascent to a cliff-top view of Piseco Lake and the Silver Lake Wilderness. Echo Cliff is a rock outcropping on the eastern side of Panther Mountain. The summit of the mountain is ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Piseco, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: This steep climb passes a scenic mountain tarn then rewards with views of the Champlain Valley, the Great Range, and many other landmarks in the High Peaks. From the guidebook "Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Saint Huberts, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: A pleasant hike to a rocky lookout and a remote tarn on Giant Mountain, great for those who want a view but don’t want to scale an entire 4,000-footer. Giant’s Nubble is a knob of rock on the southe ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Saint Huberts, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This tranquil trek takes you through airy woods to a gorge that’s surprisingly dramatic even during periods of low water. This hike is located in the Independence River Wild Forest, a 673-acre state f ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Lowville, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: This modest hike climbs along a nature trail to a 60-foot ?re tower with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, lakes, and ponds. Named for Sylvester Goodnow, a homesteader who settled at th ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Newcomb, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4