Wakely Mountain

Indian Lake, New York 12842

Wakely Mountain

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A steep climb to the highest fire tower in the Adirondacks offers views over the Moose River Plains and Cedar River Flow."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Falcon Guides)
Lisa Densmore Ballard
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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." Read more

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Trail Information

Indian Lake
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
6.2
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
5.0 hours
Duration
Spring to Fall
Season
Jessup River Wild Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Wakely Mountain 7.5; USGS Snowy Mountain 7.5
Local Maps

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Dec 2018