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The Best Hiking in Lake Placid

Looking for the best hiking in Lake Placid? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Lake Placid. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Lake Placid

  • Lake Placid, New York

    Hike Up Cobble Hill

    5.0
    Looking for a great family hike up in the Adirondacks? Take a look into Cobble Hill right off of Mirror Lake in Lake Placid. This is a perfect hike for those with younger kids and want to expose them to hiking.Cobble Hill has a little bit of everything all packed into the short distance. The tr...
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  • North Elba, New York

    Plateau, Switchback and Loop Trail

    1.8 mi / 351 ft gain
    Plateau, Switchback and Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Lake Placid, New York.
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  • North Elba, New York

    Henry's Woods Loop Trail

    2.4 mi / 302 ft gain
    Henry's Woods Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Lake Placid, New York.
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Cobble Hill

    2.31 mi / 463 ft gain
    Cobble Hill is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Lake Placid, New York.
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Peninsula Loop

    2.04 mi / 89 ft gain
    Peninsula Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Lake Placid, New York.
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Potato Field and Maple Grove Trail Loop

    2.57 mi / 308 ft gain
    Potato Field and Maple Grove Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Lake Placid, New York.
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Jackrabbit Trail to McKenzie Pond

    11.44 mi / 1837 ft gain
    Jackrabbit Trail to McKenzie Pond is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Lake Placid, New York.
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Haystack Mountain via Jackrabbit Trail

    5.39 mi / 945 ft gain
    Haystack Mountain via Jackrabbit Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Lake Placid, New York.
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Whiteface Mountain Trail past Lake Placid and Connery Pond

    12.75 mi / 3465 ft gain
    Whiteface Mountain Trail past Lake Placid and Connery Pond is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Lake Placid, New York.
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Hike to McKenzie and Haystack Mountains

    12.4 mi / 4100 ft gain
    McKenzie Mountain stands at 3,861 feet and is one of the highest 100 in the Adirondacks. Haystack Mountain stands at 2,874 feet. Both are part of the Saranac 6ers Challenge.The trailhead for this route to McKenzie and Haystack is located on route 86 in Ray Brook, there is a nice parking area off ...
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Owen Pond

    1.17 mi / 164 ft gain
    Owen Pond is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Lake Placid, New York.
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  • Saranac Lake, New York

    Scarface Mountain

    7.06 mi / 1729 ft gain
    Scarface Mountain is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Ray Brook, New York.
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Copperas Pond

    0.89 mi / 335 ft gain
    Copperas Pond is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Lake Placid, New York.
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Cascade Mountain and Porter Mountain via Cascade Mountain Trail

    5.65 mi / 2096 ft gain
    Cascade Mountain and Porter Mountain via Cascade Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Keene, New York.
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  • North Elba, New York

    Hike Cascade & Porter Mountains

    4.7
    4.8 mi / 1900 ft gain
    Cascade 4,098ft and Porter 4,084ft are two easy peaks which are usually hiked together. The trail starts on Rt 73 and you starts climbing up slowly but not challenging at all. Is 2.4 mIles to summit of cascade, the last 0.2 miles is a open rock scrambling but I'm the winter when the weather is b...
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Pitchoff Mountain Traverse

    4.93 mi / 1617 ft gain
    Pitchoff Mountain Traverse is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Lake Placid, New York.
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