• Activities:

    Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Intermediate

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    14 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    3185 Feet

Forest
Lake
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

This beautiful trail offers you one of the best scenes in the Adirondack Mountains. The walk alone to the Flowed Lands will leave you in "awe".

The parking lot for this trailhead is decent sized and located at the very end of the road. After signing in the register you will head north toward Indian Pass. At 0.4 miles, you will branch to the right on the Calamity Brook Trail. The trail travels northeast along the brook for 4 miles to Flowed Lands.

You will want to stop and enjoy the Flowed Lands. The views are amazing looking down Avalanche Pass. You will then skirt the Flowed Lands on the Northwest shore.

You will pass over a small foot bridge and see a cairn on your left. This marks the herd path you will take up to Marshall. If you would like you can head right before heading up to visit the Herbert Brook lean-to.

Once you head up the herd path you will ascend about 1500 feet in the the next 1.5 miles. The herd path is fairly easy to follow. It has lots of roots and mud. It also crosses the brook many times. The brook has many small waterfalls and water slides.

Just before reaching the summit look for a short spur trail to your left that will lead you to a spectacular view! The views from the actual trail are limited; however, if you walk a bit south from the summit there are also some nice views.

If time warrants explore this beautiful area. Tahawus was once a busy mining community. Along the road to the trailhead, you will see the "Blast Furnace". This structure has withstood a century and a half of the Adirondack weather.

Mount Marshall is included in the 46 high peaks of the Adirondacks standing at 4360 feet.

Pack List

  • Hiking Boots
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Headlamp
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Rebecca Nichols Explorer

I hike to push my limits both mentally and physically, take in the beauty of the great outdoors, and just to get away from it all. Every chance I get you will find me in the mountains, on a kayak or ending my day by the campfire!

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