Hike Wright, Algonquin, and Iroquois Mountains

Adirondack Loj

14 mile roundtrip hike. 3 46ers including the 2nd highest in the state. Stunning views all around.

Although a bit strenuous this loop climb up the MacIntyre Range is one of the most beautiful climbs in all the High Peaks. I suggest that you travel past Marcy Dam to Avalanche Lake and ascend the range in that direction as the trail from Lake Colden up to the ridge is very steep and best climbed rather than descended. You will be amazed at the trail built around Avalanche Lake and really enjoy the waterfalls tumbling down the base of the climb up to the range which has spectacular views. Once up on the ridge you will be above treeline with unobstructed views all around. On the way down you'll make a side trip to the summit of Wright and also have an option to check out a rocky nubble just below Wright for some last unique views. I know you will really enjoy this loop climb.

Pack List

  • Trail shoes or hiking boots
  • Warm clothes
  • Food and water
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Activities Camping, Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Advanced
Season Year Round
Features
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Scenic

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One of my favorite high peak hikes! I have done this loop in both directions. I never tire of going through Avalanche Pass. The views above are grand and endless.

Great Hike!

This is such an awesome hike loaded with amazing views of the high peaks. It can be very strenuous and requires a little bit of scrambling at some parts. Also make sure you don't miss the trail to Iroquois, because it is unmarked and considered a "herd path".


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