Adirondack Park: Gothics Mountain

Test your legs and vertigo tolerance on this rugged, 11.8-mile out-and-back to a pinnacle of steep, weathered rock in Adirondack Park.
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Test your legs and vertigo tolerance on this rugged, 11.8-mile out-and-back to a pinnacle of steep, weathered rock in Adirondack Park.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 9.5

Waypoints

GOT001

Location: 44.1496810913086, -73.76806640625

From lot, begin hiking W on dirt road

GOT002

Location: 44.1496162414551, -73.7748489379883

Continue past golf course on R, then bear L @ tennis courts before passing Ausable Clubhouse, built 1890

GOT003

Location: 44.1499214172363, -73.7816162109375

Official trailhead: register before and after hiking

GOT004

Location: 44.1422309875488, -73.7925872802734

Continue SW through rich second-growth

GOT005

Location: 44.1312789916992, -73.807014465332

Turn R @ sign for Gothics, begin hiking on foot trail

GOT006

Location: 44.1298065185547, -73.8149108886719

Bear L @ Y

GOT007

Location: 44.128963470459, -73.8158645629883

Turn R; follow Gothics sign; cross footbridge over Ausable River. Don't miss: Go R after bridge, walk 200 yds. to Beaver Meadow Falls, a 60-ft. bridal veil pouring over sheer, chocolate-colored slabs

GOT008

Location: 44.1307525634766, -73.8202819824219

Slight L @ Y following Gothics sign; continue on mild grade

GOT009

Location: 44.1307525634766, -73.8458709716797

Split Rock, two massive rock slabs delicately balanced in the shape of a ravenous whale?s mouth, sits to the N

GOT010

Location: 44.1303901672363, -73.8505020141602

Clamber up series of 3 wooden ladders; L @ T. Exposed E face of Gothics emerges; this steep, slab-rock summit is clearly different from the gentle crests of other Adirondacks peaks

GOT011

Location: 44.1274642944336, -73.857795715332

Gothics Mtn. (4,736 ft.), 10th highest Adirondack peak. Enjoy views of cirque connecting to Panther Peak, and landscape of 30+ peaks including Armstrong, Marcy, and Saddleback