Adirondack Park: Hurricane Mountain - Backpacker

Adirondack Park: Hurricane Mountain

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.
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Trail Facts

  • Distance: 4.1

Waypoints

Tower

Location: 44.2351455688477, -73.7114105224609

©Marianne Perreault

Summit View

Location: 44.2352333068848, -73.7100067138672

©Marianne Perreault

HMT001

Location: 44.2115097045898, -73.7229232788086

Hike NNE past trailhead register, then climb up the lovely gully of Hill Brook

HMT002

Location: 44.2196197509766, -73.7161407470703

Cross boggy patches on narrow board bridges

HMT003

Location: 44.2203712463379, -73.7200698852539

Cross brook; a small waterfall whispers among the quiet hardwoods

HMT004

Location: 44.2243003845215, -73.7218017578125

Shady spots hold snow until late spring (tip: pack short gaiters)

HMT005

Location: 44.2300109863281, -73.7185134887695

More bridges span muddy spots

HMT006

Location: 44.231128692627, -73.7170791625976

Dig in for hardest climb ahead

HMT007

Location: 44.2353401184082, -73.71240234375

R @ Y with Keene Crow Trail; brisk winds likely

HMT008

Location: 44.2351608276367, -73.7113418579102

The old Hurricane Mtn. fire tower (now closed) comes into view near the rocky, extra-wide summit; continue hiking east

HMT009

Location: 44.2352485656738, -73.7101287841797

Hurricane Mtn. (3694 ft.): Awesome views to Whiteface Mtn., many other Adirondack high peaks, and, on crystal clear days, the Green Mtns. of VT. Look for metal survey marker before retracing route to car

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