Hike Hurricane Mountain
New York › Hurricane Mountain Trailhead
Added by Rebecca Nichols
Take in 360 degree views of the north of the high peaks region from the open rock summit!
Though there are a few approaches to this mountain, this is the most widely used.
The trail is marked with red discs and easy to follow. At times you will cross small brooks and bog bridges. Shortly after the last stream crossing the trail begins to climb steadily. From here the trail will change in grade from easy to a few steep pitches. At approximately 2.5 miles you will turn right and climb over some rocks to the expansive rock summit.
Though the summit does host a fire tower it is not needed for the views. The fire tower was recently restored. Views of several high peaks can be seen including Dix, Marcy and the very popular ski resort Whiteface.
- Hiking Boots
- Snowshoes (Winter)
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Short Hike amazing views
Hurricane mountain is easily one of the hidden gems of ADK park. When I went (September 2016) Their were so few people that we let our 2 year old black Lab off the leash and she had the time of her life! Once you reach the summit you can see all of the High peaks region it truly is beautiful with a 360 view of the park. one of my favorite hikes in the Adirondacks.
This mountain is definitely one of my favorites in the high peaks region. The hike is not too long, and pretty moderate but beautiful. The summit has a special advantage though, (aside from the fire tower) because you are not right in the range, you are set back from it. This allows you to view the great range and the mountains surrounding it simultaneously, which is a great experience and beautiful! Highly recommended.
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