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New York Trails

Adirondack Park: St. Regis Mountain

Avoid hiking crowds by paddling to a secret trailhead, where you'll also admire old Adirondack camps on this 8.6-mile paddle-hike combo in Adirondack Park.

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Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.9

Waypoints

STR001

Location: 44.3953590393066, -74.2696914672852

From L side of road, launch at put-in; respect nearby private land

STR002

Location: 44.4029388427734, -74.2771682739258

Head NW toward unnamed point, nearing earth-
toned houses on hill

STR003

Location: 44.4089279174805, -74.2905578613281

Follow L shoreline closely to pass W side of Ward Island. See lavish summer estates of late-19th-century elites built in rustic Adirondack style

STR004

Location: 44.4104690551758, -74.2988128662109

From channel, paddle due W across Spring Bay; aim for fl oating dock (seasonal). Stow boats against a tree

STR005

Location: 44.4111404418945, -74.2989883422852

Turn N, hike over esker (sandy, glacier-formed moraine); then follow well-marked trail W

STR006

Location: 44.4117889404297, -74.3026733398438

Pass through lush second-growth forest of beech, maple, yellow birch, and witch hobble undergrowth

STR007

Location: 44.4144897460938, -74.3065567016602

Veer L @ 4-way to ascend E side of mountain; pass old, abandoned car, hidden by thick brush

STR008

Location: 44.4135284423828, -74.3153610229492

Turn L @ Y, following red tape up trail

STR009

Location: 44.4076881408691, -74.3243713378906

Climb steep, rocky steps lining the fi nal leg of ascent

STR010

Location: 44.4084701538086, -74.3296966552734

St. Regis summit: Enjoy the uninterrupted views of Adirondack Park and velvety green hillsides plunging into emerald lakes

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