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Street Mountain at 4166 feet is one of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks.  It is usually hiked in combination with Nye Mountain.  Although Nye Mountain is now listed at a height of 3871 feet, it is still a mountain that must be climbed for the 46er club.  Both Street and Nye have tree covered summits, however there are nice views from outlooks near the summit of Street Mountain.  There are no views from Nye Mountain.

The hike to these two peaks is probably the easiest of the 46ers without an officially marked trail. This is thanks to the very good trail work of the ADK 46ers. At one time Street and Nye were two of the more difficult peaks to get to not because of isolation or climbing difficulty but because of the tangled web of heard paths that crisscrossed the summit plateau between the two mountains. The many different trails to the plateau have been standardized to one new trail.

Start your hike on at the west corner of Heart Lake and follow the old Nye Ski Trail.  There is a nice sign to guide you onto the trail.  Follow it until it ends at Indian Pass Brook.  Cross the brook and pick up the new herd path on the other side.  Indian Pass Brook can be a dangerous ford during the spring and at times of heavy rains. From this point on you will basically shadow the small brook that comes down the plateau between Street and Nye Mountains.

You'll cross the brook a few times but the trail should be very easy to follow.  It will eventually leads up and to the west then up to an intersection on the plateau between Street and Nye. Here you'll find a tree clearly marked with S (Street) & N (Nye).  Now it's up to you which mountain you want to visit first. Most head to Nye Mountain first since there are no views. Once you get to the wooded summit of Street, follow the faint herd path past the summit as it hooks left to an open area.  Look for other openings for more views.

Hiking to both Street and Nye will have an overall round trip hike of nearly eight miles with an elevation gain of over 2000 feet.  The hike begins from the ADK Loj and does require a fee to park.



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