Jackrabbit Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Essex County, New York. It is within McKenzie Mountain Wilderness and Adirondack Park. It is 5.4 miles long and begins at 1,952 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,026 feet.
Jackrabbit Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The Jackrabbit Trail (JRT), one of the most popular ski/snowshoe trails in the north country, is 25 miles long, linking the Village of Keene at its western end with the northern village of Saranac Lake in the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Mountains. The JRT was conceived and constructed by members of the nonprofit Adirondack Ski Touring Council (ASTC) beginning in 1986. This unique trail includes a section that takes skiers through the main street of Lake Placid, the famed Olympic Village. You may see winter athletes who train and compete here in Olympic sports. Surface quality: Ungroomed, skier tracked."
--Johanna and Ron Farra, Winter Trails: New York (The Globe Pequot Press).
"The Jackrabbit Trail from Lake Placid to Saranac Lake showcases the 35-mile-long trail that connects the towns of Paul Smiths, Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, and Keene. This scenic tour includes woods, ponds, and mountains, with a nice mix of uphill, flat, and downhill skiing."
--David Goodman, Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
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