Wakely Mountain

Indian Lake, New York

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It’s an uncrowded hike past a beaver pond and then to the top of one of the taller mountains in the region with the tallest fire tower in the Adirondacks. Though the spelling of “Wakely” is slightly different, the mountain was named for William D. Wakeley, an Englishman who extended the road along the Cedar River to Cedar Falls, where he built a dam, a sawmill, and a hotel. The hike up his namesake peak is two-thirds approach and one-third climb. The nice part of this hike is the lack of crowds, perhaps because it is a longer, bigger peak than nearby Blue Mountain and it’s away from the main road. From the trailhead (red NYSDEC markers), the hike begins on a woods road slightly downhill. Almost immediately you come to a washout and some blowdowns, but a footpath leads you through it and back onto the woods road on the other side.
Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures

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

by Lisa Densmore Ballard (Falcon Guides)

It’s an uncrowded hike past a beaver pond and then to the top of one of the taller mountains in the region with the tallest fire tower in the Adirondacks.

Though the spelling of “Wakely” is slightly different, the mountain was named for William D. Wakeley, an Englishman who extended the road along the Cedar River to Cedar Falls, where he built a dam, a sawmill, and a hotel. The hike up his namesake peak is two-thirds approach and one-third climb. The nice part of this hike is the lack of crowds, perhaps because it is a longer, bigger peak than nearby Blue Mountain and it’s away from the main road. From the trailhead (red NYSDEC markers), the hike begins on a woods road slightly downhill. Almost immediately you come to a washout and some blowdowns, but a footpath leads you through it and back onto the woods road on the other side.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Indian Lake
Distance: 6
Elevation Gain: 1,625 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 5 hours
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Nat Geo Trails Illustrated Map: Northville-Placid Trail
Local Maps: Nat Geo TOPO! Map (USGS): Snowy Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Wakely Mountain

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May 2018