Start this seven-mile out-and-back on low rollers, then climb a trailless ridgeline, and summit 3,600- foot Jay for airy vistas of the Adirondack High Peaks.
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Gaining 1,500 feet in 2.5 miles, this Adirondack summit push rewards with expansive views out to neighboring High Peaks and beyond.
Opt for this lesser-hiked Adirondack summit southeast of Lake Placid and you'll be rewarded with expansive High Peaks views and a bit of easy rock scrambling.
A nearly 2,000-foot climb leads through verdant forest to a rocky Adirondack summit on this 4.4-mile out-and-back in the High Peaks region.
Southeast of Lake Placid, this popular 4.3-mile out-and-back climbs 2,000 feet to Cascade Mountain's rocky summit and views of Whiteface, Lake Champlain, and the Great Range peaks.
This quick, 1.5-miler in the Adirondacks climbs to Echo Cliff, a rocky perch with more tree-free views than its big brother, Panther Mountain.
This peaceful, 5.5-mile Adirondack out-and-back wanders through a maple forest to an overlook with views of Gleasman's Falls and a rocky gorge.
Don't let the 2,000-foot gain on this 5-mile out-and-back in the Soda Range stop you the long, crowd-free summit views are well worth the effort.
Delve into the rugged folds of New York's MacIntyre Mountains on this gentle 4.4-mile out-and-back.
Tag New York's high point on this 14.2-miler into a mix of forest and broken rock, with jaw-dropping vantages of the High Peaks and Green Mountains.
This challenging, 11.6-mile out-and-back scales Lake Placid's iconic peak, Whiteface Mountain, and rewards dayhikers with expansive summit views of the Adirondacks and beyond.
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