Hike Mount Marcy

New York Adirondack Loj

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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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Activities:

Camping, Snowshoeing, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill Level:

Advanced

Season:

Year Round

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Features:

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Waterfall
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

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21 days ago

Marcy Dam is wonderful

I love this hike although the 2 ish miles into the Dam area is tedious on the way out. Great, long hike to a bald summit!

21 days ago

about 1 month ago

Beautiful view of the High Peaks

I started at the Adk Loj trailhead It's about a 15.5 mile hike however me and my father were able to Hike marcy in a little over 7 hours. The hike is mostly up hill passing over creeks and streams BRING DECENT HIKING BOOTS most of the hike is up hill walking over rocks and pebbles etc. Also BRING INSECT REPELLANT i know what your saying but anyone who has hiked Marcy in the summer knows exactly what i'm talking about. At the summit of Marcy their are these tiny little mosquitos that fly around and torture you. Barring any mosquito interruption the view is absolutely breath taking looking down on Algonquin Peak and all the other peaks in ADK park is so breathtaking

about 1 month ago

2 months ago

An amazing view

Mount Marcy has an outstanding 360 degree view from the top and is well with the trip. The trail is well maintained and easy to follow.

2 months ago

8 months ago

Do It.

Fantastic views and well worth the mileage.

8 months ago

11 months ago

Beautiful View

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

11 months ago

over 1 year 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!

over 1 year ago

over 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.

over 1 year ago

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