Noonmark Mountain, Round Pond

Adirondack Park, New York

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Noonmark Mountain, Round Pond is a hiking trail in Essex County, New York. It is within Adirondack Park and Dix Mountain Wilderness. It is 2.3 miles long and begins at 1,570 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,199 feet. The Round Pond Car Parking is near the trailhead. The Round Pond Trail-Register information board can be seen along the trail.
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Noonmark Mountain, Round Pond is a hiking trail in Essex County, New York. It is within Adirondack Park and Dix Mountain Wilderness. It is 2.3 miles long and begins at 1,570 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,199 feet. The Round Pond Car Parking is near the trailhead. The Round Pond Trail-Register information board can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Dix Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Adirondack Park
Distance: 2.3
Elevation Gain: 1,199 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 1,570 feet
Top Elevation: 2,308 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Noonmark Mountain, Round Pond
Parks: Adirondack Park
Elevation Min/Max: 1563/2308 ft
Elevation Start/End: 1570/1570 ft
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Best Easy Day Hikes: Adirondacks

Best Easy Day Hikes: Adirondacks

This is a steady climb to a round, bald summit with many views of the 4,000-footers from the open rock along much of the route. Noonmark Mountain is so named because it is due south of Keene Valley and marks the noon position of the sun. It’s a sturdy 2,177 feet o vertical gain in only 2.9 miles, but there is a lot to see along the way as you scramble up rocks and ladders.

From the hiker parking lot, continue up Ausable Road on foot. This dirt road is private, one of two ways into the heart of the Ausable Club, but a public right-of-way for hikers.

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

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

This long loop goes over two mountains with many views of the
4,000-footers from the open rock along much of the route.
There are several options for climbing Noonmark and Round Mountains, individually or together. The route described here is a big loop that goes over both peaks. Noonmark (elevation 3,471 feet) is the highpoint of the loop, both literally and
figuratively.

The mountain is due south of Keene Valley and marks the noon position of the sun, hence its name. It’s a sturdy 2,177 feet of vertical in only 2.6 miles, but there is a lot to see along the way as you scramble up rocks and ladders. Round Mountain (elevation 3,084 feet) is an aptly named hump with many “view windows,” each one better than the next.

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