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Adirondack Hiking Information

Below and above are links for just some of the many hikes in the Adirondacks that we have enjoyed over the years. We have some hikes listed below, use the regional links and the listings of the different state lands to find many more hiking adventures in the area. We are always updating and adding more links as we continue to explore new places, so stop back and check out the new additions. 

Hiking in the Adirondacks is very popular, whether it's in the spring, summer or fall. There are nearly 2000 miles of trails in the park. In the winter you'll find folks snowshoeing and cross country skiing on the trails. The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is the main hiking club of this area and do much of the trail maintenance in the Adirondacks. Without support with donations and volunteers, many of the trails would fall into disrepair. Be sure to donate to a local ADK group today! Check out our Hiking Clubs web page to find a local ADK Hiking Club. Be sure to buy ADK Hiking Guides to support the work that they do in the Adirondacks!

The Adirondack Park is a six-million acre patchwork of public and private lands located in northeastern New York. The area was designated in 1892 to protect the region from uncontrolled forest clearing that was common during the 1800s. Today, the Park contains a thriving mix of forests, wetlands, waterways, and human settlement.

The Adirondack Forest Preserve is defined as the 2.6 million acres of state land within the Adirondack Park.  Look below for a list of all the different state lands located within this amazing park as well as a few of the hundreds of possible hiking adventures in the Adirondacks. You'll find more Adirondack hike links from the different state land pages.

We've split the huge Adirondack Park into eight sections to make planning your next Adirondack adventure easy.  We also have links for the different state lands as well as links for some of the popular hikes in the ADKs. Follow the links below to find great hiking opportunities in the Adirondacks.

We offer all this hiking information for free on this website, however this site would disappear without a little help!

West-Central Adirondacks Central Adirondacks SW Adirondacks SE Adirondacks
East-Central Adirondacks High Peaks Region NE Adirondacks NW Adirondacks

Fall colors view from Watch Hill

List of the different state lands within Adirondack Park

Independence River Wild Forest Ha De Ron Dah Wilderness Black River Wild Forest
Ferris Lake Wild Forest Shaker Mountain Wild Forest Silver Lake Wilderness
Wilcox Lake Wild Forest Jessup River Wild Forest West Canada Lakes Wilderness
Siamese Ponds Wilderness Moose River Plains Wild Forest Blue Ridge Wilderness
Fulton Chain Wild Forest Pigeon Lake Wilderness Pepperbox Wilderness
Five Ponds Wilderness Watson East Triangle Wild Forest Aldrich Pond Wild Forest
Grass River Wild Forest White Hill Wild Forest Raquette River Wild Forest
Croghan Tract Easement Cranberry Lake Wild Forest Lows Lake & Hitchins Pond Primitive Area
Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest Round Lake Wilderness William C. Whitney Wilderness
Sargent Ponds Wild Forest Blue Mountain Wild Forest Hudson Gorge Wilderness
Lake George Wild Forest Pharoah Lake Wilderness Hoffman Notch Wilderness
Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest Hammond Pond Wild Forest Dix Mountain Wilderness
Giant Mountain Wilderness High Peaks Wilderness Hurricane Mountain Wilderness
Jay Mountain Wilderness Split Rock Mountain Wild Forest Sentinel Range Wilderness
Saranac Lakes Wild Forest McKenzie Mountain Wilderness Wilmington Wild Forest
Taylor Pond Complex Debar Mountain Wild Forest Boreas Ponds Tract
Chazy Highlands Wild Forest Upper Hudson Woodlands Easement St Regis Canoe Area
Santa Clara Tract Easement Boquet River Primitive Area Little Moose Mountain Wilderness
Essex Chain of Lakes Primitive Area Pine Lake Primitive Area Cedarlands Conservation Easement
Perkins Clearing Easement    

 

List of just some of the many great hikes to check out in Adirondack Park

Echo Cliffs on Panther Mountain Sawyer Mountain Blue Mountain
Blue Ledges on the Hudson River Bald Mountain Hadley Mountain
Snowy Mountain Rocky Mountain Brewer Lake
Vanderwhacker Mountain Vista Trail Woodhull Mountain
Kane Mountain Crane Mountain Siamese Ponds
Big Slide & Yard Mountains Ampersand Mountain Bear Mountain
Debar Mountain Catamount Mountain Auger Falls
Moss Lake Loop Bubb, Sis & Moss Lake Loop Bubb & Sis Lake
Azure Mountain Round & Noonmark Mountain Baker Mountain
Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain Mount Adams Hopkins Mountain
Wakely Mountain Hitchins Pond Overlook Dix Mountain
Mount Haystack Cascade Mountain Mount Colden
Phelps Mountain Sawteeth Indian Head
Dial Mtn & Nippletop Goodnow Mountain Lyon Mountain
Lampson Falls Harper Falls Jenkins Mountain
Black Bear Mountain Good Luck Mountain Cliffs Peaked Mountain
Pharaoh Mountain Cobble Hill Owls Head (Lake Placid)
Owls Head Mountain Mount Jo Sagamore Lake Loop
Gleasmans Falls Nicks Lake Loop Loon Lake Mountain
St Regis Mountain High Falls Loop Moxham Mountain
Pillsbury Mountain Owls Head Lookout Belfry Mountain
West Mountain Shallow Lake Sagamore Cascades
Panther Pond Mount Arab Cascade Lake Loop
Cooper Kiln Pond Jay Mountain Bug & Eagles Nest Lakes
Baxter Mountain Prospect Mountain Ferd's Bog
Rock River Tirrell Pond Bullhead Pond
Ledge Mountain Overlook Nine Corner Lake Broomstick Lake
Sand Lake Good Luck Lake Queer Lake
Kibby Pond Coney Mountain Catlin Bay
Nun-da-ga-o Ridge Loop Cheney Mountain Mount Defiance
Fawn Lake Challis Pond Hammond Pond
Cathedral Rock Rock Lake Bear Lake
Jockeybush Lake Cod Pond Fern Mountain
OK Slip Falls Chase Lake Watch Hill
Middle Settlement Lake Tennant Creek Falls Putnam Pond Loop

Current Adirondack Trail Information from the NY DEC website:

  • Trail Information for the Northwestern Adirondacks - General trail information, closures and notices for the Northwestern Adirondacks including the Grass River Complex, Raquette Boreal Complex and Whitehill Wild Forest.
  • Trail Information for the Northern Adirondacks - General trail information, closures and notices for the northern portion of the Adirondacks including the Debar Mountain Wild Forest, Kushaqua Tract Easement, Paul Smiths College Easement, Santa Clara Tract Easement, Saranac Lakes Wild Forest and St Regis Canoe Area.
  • Trail Information for the Northeastern Adirondacks - General trail information, closures and notices for the northeastern portion of the Adirondacks including the Lake Champlain islands, Chazy Highlands Wild Forest, Sable Highlands Tract, Taylor Pond Complex, Wilmington Wild Forest.
  • Trail Information for the High Peaks - General trail information, closures and notices for the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks including the High Peaks Wilderness, Dix Mountain Wilderness, Giant Mountain Wilderness, Hurricane Mountain Wilderness, Jay Mountain Wilderness, McKenzie Mountain Wilderness and Sentinel Range Wilderness.
  • Trail Information for the Western Adirondacks - General trail information, closures and notices for the western portion of the Adirondacks including the Aldrich Pond Wild Forest, Bog River Complex, Cranberry Lake Wild Forest, Five Ponds Wilderness, Pepperbox Wilderness, Watson's East Triangle Wild Forest, William Whitney Wilderness and Round Lake Wilderness.
  • Trail Information for the West Central Adirondacks  - General trail information, closures and notices for the west-central portion of the Adirondacks including the Blue Mountain Wild Forest, Blue Ridge Wilderness, Moose River Plains Complex, Sargent Ponds Wild Forest, West Canada Lakes Wilderness, Perkins Clearing/Speculator Tree Farm Easement, Township 19 Easement, Township 20 Easement.
  • Trail Information for the East Central Adirondacks - General trail information, closures and notices for the east-central portion of the Adirondacks including the Camp Santanoni Historic Area, Essex Chain Lakes Complex, Hoffman Notch Wilderness, Hudson Gorge Wilderness, Jessup River Wild Forest, Siamese Ponds Wilderness and Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest.
  • Trail Information for the Eastern Adirondacks - General trail information, closures and notices for the eastern portion of the Adirondacks including the Lake George Wild Forest, Pharaoh Lake Wilderness, Hammond Pond Wild Forest and Split Rock Wild Forest.
  • Trail Information for the Southwestern Adirondacks - General trail information, closures and notices for the southwestern portion of the Adirondacks including the Black River Wild Forest, Fulton Chain Wild Forest, Pigeon Lake Wilderness, Ha-De-Ron-Dah Wilderness and Independence River Wild Forest.
  • Trail Information for the Southern Adirondacks - General trail information, closures and notices for the southwestern portion of the Adirondacks including the Ferris Lake Wild Forest, Shaker Mountain Wild Forest, Silver Lake Wilderness and Wilcox Lake Wild Forest.

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