Hurricane Mountain Trail

Adirondack Park, New York

Distance2.7mi
Elevation Gain1,908ft
Trailhead Elevation1,700ft
Top3,540ft
Elevation Min/Max1700/3540ft
Elevation Start/End1700/1700ft

Hurricane Mountain Trail

Hurricane Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in Essex County, New York. It is within Hurricane Mountain Wilderness and Adirondack Park. It is 2.7 miles long and begins at 1,700 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,908 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. Along the trail there is a wetland. This trail connects with the following: North Trail to Hurricane.

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Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Falcon Guides)
Lisa Densmore Ballard
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"It’s a fairly short but stout climb to a restored ?re tower and one of the best views in the Adirondacks for a peak under 4,000 feet. Although it is not a 4,000-footer, Hurricane Mountain, the centerpiece of the Hurricane Mountain Primitive Area, is a big mountain that is visible from many of the eastern High Peaks. It is a recognizable landmark due to the fire tower on its bald summit, which is a popular hiking destination. Although it is not a 4,000-footer, Hurricane Mountain, the centerpiece of the Hurricane Mountain Primitive Area, is a big mountain that is visible from many of the eastern High Peaks. It is a recognizable landmark due to the fire tower on its bald summit, which is a popular hiking destination. There are three approaches to the mountain: The route from the east from Hurricane Mountain Road was the original one used by the fire- watcher, but the road to it was closed to cars by the landowner." Read more

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Trail Information

Adirondack Park
Nearby City
Hurricane Mountain Wilderness
Parks
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Nat Geo Trails Illustrated Map: Lake Placid, High Peaks: Adirondack Park
Local Contacts
Nat Geo TOPO! Map (USGS): Rocky Peak Ridge
Local Maps

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Dec 2018