Snowy Mountain

Indian Lake, New York 12842

Snowy Mountain

Snowy Mountain Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Snowy Mountain is considered by many as the 47th High Peak, even though at 3,899 feet tall, it falls just under the 4,000-foot threshold to be considered one of the famous 46 High Peaks. However, recent surveys have shown that 4 of the 46 peaks are under 4,000 feet and 2 (Nye Mountain and Couchsachraga) are actually shorter than Snowy Mountain.

Unlike many mountain hikes featured in the book, this is not one of the “bald” peaks that provide the aweinspiring views for which the Adirondack mountaintops are famous. But just because it is not a bald peak does not mean the mountain is short on views. Indeed there are a couple of stunning lookouts near the peak, but the real gem is the 360-degree panorama atop the
45-foot-tall accessible fire tower."

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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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"This multi-course hike feeds you wildflowers, a brook, and old-growth trees on the long approach to the mountain as a starter, a steep ascent for the main course, then sweeping views from both a cliff and a fire tower for dessert." Read more

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Summit was quite technical but the first 3/4 was great!

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Trail Information

Indian Lake
Nearby City
7.4 miles
2,092 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
4.5-5.5 hours
1,807 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,899 feet
Top Elevation
Central and Southern Adirondack trail information:
Local Contacts
National Geographic Adirondack Park, Northville/Raquette Lake (#744)
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018