Vanderwhacker Trail

Adirondack Park, New York

Elevation Gain501ft
Trailhead Elevation1,679ft
Elevation Min/Max1663/1753ft
Elevation Start/End1679/1679ft

Vanderwhacker Trail

Vanderwhacker Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Essex County, New York. It is within Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest and Adirondack Park. It is 4.7 miles long and begins at 1,679 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 501 feet.

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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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"You’ll see a couple of beaver ponds on the long, pleasant approach, then ascend to a fire tower and a 360-degree view that includes the High Peaks, Hoffman Notch, and Siamese Ponds wilderness areas." Read more

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Trail Information

Adirondack Park
Nearby City
Adirondack Park
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Skill Level
Additional Use
Nat Geo Trails Illustrated Map: Northville-Placid Trail
Local Contacts
Nat Geo TOPO! Map (USGS): Vanderwhacker Mountain
Local Maps