Bristol, Vermont

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  • Wolcott, Vermont

    Hike to Elmore Mountain Fire Tower

    4.0
    5.6 mi / 1485 ft gain
    If hiking in off season when the park is closed, begin from the lower parking lot or the "day use area". If hiking while the park is open you can drive to the upper parking lot (subtract about 1.4 miles from total distance)Beginning from the lower parking lot make you way through the gate and int...
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  • Keene, New York

    Explore the Cascade Lakes, NY

    4.0
    Just off Route 73, in between Lake Placid and Keene, in the gorgeous Adirondack Mountains sits two of the most beautiful lakes and get this...you can park RIGHT on the bank, open the hatch and chill. Don't pass this one up.There is a little gravel road right off the highway that leads to the midd...
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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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  • Groton, Vermont

    Hike to Owl's Head Trail Overlook

    3.0
    3 mi / 200 ft gain
    Starting at 1746 ft of elevation, this easy 3 mile hike (RT) pays off with a dramatic view of Lake Groton, Kettle Pond and the Green Mountains of Vermont. The trail head begins in New Discovery Park, along the dirt road to Osmore Pond. There is room to pull off the dirt road and park near the t...
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  • Clemons, New York

    Hike to Black Mountain in Lake George, NY

    6.7 mi / 1046 ft gain
    Black Mountain is located on the Eastern side of Lake George and is the tallest mountain above Lake George. The trailhead is located on Pike Brook Road (off from Hulett's Rd, Route 6) in Clemons, NY. The parking area is about one mile up Pike Brook Road, on the right.This hike to Black Mountain i...
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  • Wilmington, New York

    Whiteface Mountain Summit Trail

    9.45 mi / 3606 ft gain
    Whiteface Mountain Summit Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Wilmington, New York.
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe at the Cascade Ski Center

    15 mi
    Spend a blissful day at Cascade Ski Center in the heart of the Adirondacks at Lake Placid, New York. This Nordic Ski Center has over 15 miles of groomed trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing with rentals available. The Center also hosts a full-service bar and restaurant, as well as seve...
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  • Wilmington, New York

    Rock Climb at Notch Mountain in the Adirondacks

    Park at the Moss Cliff Parking area on Route 86 and cross the road to the trailhead for Copperas Pond. Make a short but steep approach to Notch Mountain Slabs, taking a left when the trail appears to split. The immediate face has four single pitch climbs, but skirting the face to the left brings ...
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  • Wilmington, New York

    Hike Cobble Lookout in the Wilmington Wild Forest

    4.7
    2.6 mi / 240 ft gain
    Park at the trailhead located on County Route 18A just after the split from Whiteface Veteran's Memorial Highway in Wilmington, NY. There is a small parking lot for 4-5 cars and a pull off just ahead for another 3-4 cars. The trail begins at the back of the parking area. Following the contour of ...
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Hike to Avalanche Pass

    5.0
    10.4 mi
    Starting at the end of Adirondack Loj Road in the far right parking lot you will locate the trail register.  After signing in you will follow the Van Hovenberg trail.  At 1.0 mile you will reach a junction and turn left continuing an additional 1.3 miles to Marcy Dam.  From here there are views o...
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Hike Mt. Colden via the Trap Dike

    4.0
    14.5 mi / 2700 ft gain
    In the summer, consider this hike for sunset, because what better way to hike one of the most beautiful trails in the Adirondack Mountains than by summiting at sunset and hiking back to your car under the stars? If you've rock climbed before or are simply comfortable with heights and high exposur...
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Hike Wright, Algonquin, and Iroquois Mountains

    5.0
    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...
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Hike Phelps and Tabletop Peaks

    12.6 mi / 3300 ft gain
    The Adirondack Loj is a BEAUTIFUL place to go to, even if you do not plan on hiking. Located just ten minutes outside of the famous Lake Placid, you do not want to miss visiting this alluring Loj in the woods.Starting from Lot number 1 from the Adk Loj, begin hiking the 2.1 miles to Marcy Dam. Th...
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Hike Algonquin Peak

    4.8
    Algonquin Peak, the second highest peak in New York, is one of the best hikes up in the Adirondack's. If you are looking for a challenging hike with views of the Adirondack park then this is a perfect hike.Starting at the Adirondack Loj, locate the trail head at the end of the parking lot. After ...
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Hike to Mount Colden via Avalanche Pass

    5.0
    13.5 mi / 3300 ft gain
    Mount Colden is number 11 on the list of 46ers, standing at 4,714 feet. There are a couple routes to Colden from the Loj. This route climbs through Avalanche Pass to Lake Colden and up the steep Lake Colden trail to the summit, and then descends through Lake Arnold, making this a nice 13.5 mile l...
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Hike to the Summit of Phelps Mountains

    3.0
    8 mi / 2100 ft gain
    The hike starts at Adirondack Loj in the High Peaks Information Center parking lot. From there, follow the signs for Phelps Mountain/Mt. Marcy. The trail to Phelps Mountain follows the Marcy trail for the first three miles.The first two miles to Marcy Dam are relatively flat, with the elevation g...
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