Five-Star Trails Adirondacks Guide Book

by Tim Starmer (Menasha Ridge Press)
Five-Star Trails Adirondacks  by Tim Starmer

345pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 9781634040525

Rugged mountains, pristine lakes, endless forests, and thousands of miles of wild rivers—an infinite number of outdoor adventures await within the boundaries of Adirondack Park, encompassing 9,375 miles. With the expert guidance of local author Tim Starmer, you won’t miss the Adirondacks’ hidden hiking treasures. Starmer details everything from easy strolls in the deep woods to panoramic views atop mountains.

© 2017 Tim Starmer/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Five-Star Trails Adirondacks" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 46.
... Preview: At 5,115 feet, Algonquin Peak is the second-highest peak in New York (Mount Marcy stands at 5,343 feet tall). Those starting or looking to complete their 46 High Peak challenge can easily add Wright P ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails Adirondacks"
Lake Placid, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 8-8.8 miles
... Preview: Ampersand Mountain sits on the confluence of the flat north and High Peaks regions of the Adirondacks. An extremely popular hike, it offers a varied experience as you transition from a gentle walk thr ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails Adirondacks"
Saranac Lake, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2 miles
... Preview: The powerful falls on the West Branch of the Sacandaga River are truly a sight to see. Channeled into a narrow flume, the river plunges 40 feet in a torrent of foamy waters. As a short-distance loop, ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails Adirondacks"
Wells, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.1 mile
... Preview: East River Trail is the return leg of a loop along the East Branch of Ausable (pronounced “aw-say-bull”) River. This section has fewer waterfalls, but it does include a side trip to Indian Head and Fi ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails Adirondacks"
Keene Valley, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6-9.7 miles
... Preview: The East Branch of Ausable (pronounced “aw-say-bull”) River is a smorgasbord of waterfalls. From mossy cascades and powerful flumes to misty veils and thunderous sheer drops, the variety and multitude ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails Adirondacks"
Keene Valley, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.7-10.8 miles
... Preview: The initial descent from Algonquin Peak is bone jarring and punishing, 2,000 feet over 1.5 miles. Calling it a trail is a bit misleading; it’s actually more like (and at times literally is) an active ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails Adirondacks"
Keene, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.8 miles
... Preview: A newly constructed lean-to is available at Bear Lake, in addition to the popular lean-to at Woodhull Lake. There is wheelchair access along the Remsen Falls side trip. More than half of the loop t ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails Adirondacks"
McKeever, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2 to 10.2 miles
... Preview: Be aware that the first section of the trail is a multiuse trail and mountain biking is becoming more popular in the region. The trail to the summit is hiking only. A popular destination in s ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails Adirondacks"
Inlet, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.9 miles
... Preview: Black Mountain is the highest peak in the southeastern Adirondack–Lake George region. It lies a little farther from the bustling heart of Lake George, so hikers seeking more solitude in the eastern Ad ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails Adirondacks"
Lake George, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.7 miles
... Preview: The beautiful stroll through a deep forest would be excuse enough to go on this hike, but the spectacular cliffs and sandy beaches in the Hudson River Gorge elevate it to a don’t-miss list. In the hei ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails Adirondacks"
Newcomb, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5 miles
... Preview: These three pristine lakes offer a variety of activities and feature trails with varied levels of accessibility, making this an ideal trip for the entire family. The Moss Lake circuit, with its broad, ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails Adirondacks"
Old Forge, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 7 miles
... Preview: Not to be confused with Cascade Lake in the High Peaks region, this scenic loop in the town of Inlet offers an excellent trip around the lake and includes a 43-foot waterfall. The roughly 6-mile circu ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails Adirondacks"
Inlet, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 5.9 miles
... Preview: From a glance at a map, this trail looks deceptively uninteresting, but it has a lot to keep your interest. The analogy to a castle is well founded, and those with active imaginations will find themse ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails Adirondacks"
Blue Mountain Lake, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7 miles
... Preview: Cat Mountain is a beautiful little peak that offers excellent views. Combined with the High Falls overnight trip, it makes a nice side trip or an extended day trip on its own. To add a bit more advent ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails Adirondacks"
Cranberry Lake, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8-9.7 miles
... Preview: In a region noted for beautiful lakes and panoramic mountains, this geological oddity adds a spectacular variation. Formed over millennia, Chimney Mountain provides a great opportunity to view the geo ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails Adirondacks"
Indian Lake, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2 miles
... Preview: Crane Mountain is one of the most popular hikes in the southern Adirondacks: With its spectacular views and beautiful mountain pond, it is easy to see why. The climbing is steep, the descent bone-jarr ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails Adirondacks"
Warrensburg, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6 miles
... Preview: Like many peak trails in the Adirondacks, this trail begins along level terrain but quickly steepens as you approach the summit. Near the peak, the trail is particularly steep—near vertical in some se ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails Adirondacks"
Malone, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4-8.8 miles
... Preview: The East Branch of the Sacandaga River has a spectacular gorge with a serene waterfall and swimming hole that you can reach in two different ways. The most direct and clearest route is to follow the s ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails Adirondacks"
Wells, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4 miles
... Preview: At first glance, this hike may seem long, but the gently rolling terrain makes it an easy and relatively quick hike. Winding through a hardwood forest, the trail leads you from one pristine pond to an ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails Adirondacks"
Tupper Lake, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.5 miles
... Preview: This excellent trip combines a tall waterfall, scenic outlook, and picturesque pond within a very short distance. Don’t let the distance or description fool you though; the rugged trail provides you w ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails Adirondacks"
Keene Valley, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4 miles