in the Adirondacks

Hiking in the Adirondacks

The Mountains are calling...

One of the most popular outdoor activities in Lake Placid is hiking. With over 2,000 miles of marked hiking trails, the Adirondacks offers some of the best hiking in the east. Whether you want to take on one of the 46 High Peaks (with elevations over 4,000 ft) or just take a simple walk through the woods, there’s an option for everyone in the family.

If you plan on hiking while visiting, please do your research and come prepared!

Keep reading for helpful tips, hiking checklists, and trail recommendations.

Aerial views of the Wilmington Notch

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two girls hiking at mt van hoevenberg

You packing essentials checklist.

Indian Head - view from fish hawk cliff

Adirondack Mountain Reserve hikes require reservations. Check the list before you go!

views from Heaven Hill

Get your hiking legs ready or just take in the surrounding nature.

views from mt Jo

Explore some of the Lake Placid region’s more approachable peaks, all of which can be conquered in a morning or afternoon

views from Catamount

Amazing views in just a few hours!

views from Big Slide Mountain

Our top picks for peaks that won’t take you all day to complete.

hikers on Mt haystack

“The best views come after the hardest climb.”