Hike the Adirondack's Hadley Mountain

Hike the Adirondack's Hadley Mountain

Hadley Mountain Trail

Distance

3.6 Miles

Elevation Gain

1545 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Rebecca Nichols

Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Scenic

Hike up Hadley Mountain to reach the fire tower at the open summit and take in views of Great Sacandaga Lake.

Hadley Mountain historically has faced its share of forest fires. The fires left thin soil, leading to more exposed rock on this fairly quick, scenic hike. Due to the rockiness, when you're thinking about heading out for this hike, be sure to grab a sturdy pair of hiking boots or at least your sturdiest athletic shoes; it's a good idea to have stable footwear with good ankle support.

Because this is a shorter hike, it can get a little crowded at times, so beat the rush and get here early. Once you reach the tower, you can climb up the stairs to get amazing views of Great Sacandaga Lake and the surrounding mountains.

Once you finish the hike, grab a bite at Mollies Mason Jar.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $110/night

Sean Billy Pond Hideaway

Stony Creek, New York

From $150/night

Whispering Pines

Stony Creek, New York

From $120/night

Riverfront Ritz

Lake Luzerne, New York

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Breathtaking Views

As a beginner hiker, it was a little strenuous on the way down. It is fairly steep at some points but nothing unmanageable. But for the view, it is so worth it. You can see the Bachelorville Bridge and the Great Sacandaga Lake to one side, and a beautiful Valley of rivers and streams and trees on the mountains. The panoramic view makes the entire trip worth it.

Distance

3.6 Miles

Elevation Gain

1545 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Rebecca Nichols

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