Hike Mount Marcy

New York Adirondack Loj

Added by Lucas Gashi

Mount Marcy is the highest point in the state of New York. The summit sits at 5,343, providing you with amazing views on this 14 mile out-and-back hike.

  • Elevation Gain: 3170'
  • Duration: ~7 hours

Mount Marcy is a 14 mile out and back hike, and while it is the tallest mountain in New York it is not a technically challenging hike.

The hike does offer several different terrains and an elevation gain of 3170 feet, which can make you feel like it's going to be a long day. There are four routes for summiting Mount Marcy. This is the most popular route and leaves from the Adirondack Loj. Once you hit the trail, you will head up toward Marcy Dam, which if you're not camping at the Loj, makes for a good place to set up a base camp. Continuing on the trail, you'll get the heart rate up on a steep ascent to Indian Falls. The elevation gain calms a bit once you reach the falls and head to the tree line -- keep an eye out for changing weather as you start to head above the tree line. Once you reach the summit, enjoy the views!

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Food
  • Backpack
  • Water
  • Food
  • Layers as the weather can change fast
  • First aid kit
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3 months ago

Beautiful View

The best view in the Adirondack. Great hike to take the pup on.

3 months ago

9 months ago

I've done Marcy a handful of times and I'm sure will trek it many more. Endless views of mountains after mountains. Always check out Indian Falls along the trail (shortly after the trail to Table Top) another great spot!

9 months ago

almost 1 year ago

Winter Solstice Backpacking Trip

Marcy was awesome! Snowshoeing through 3 feet of fresh powder to a stunning summit view. Well worth the trek.

almost 1 year ago

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