Adirondack Trail Listings

The Adirondack Park covers 6.1 million acres in northern New York. Countless trails climb up mountains, meander through forests, and take hikers to scenic viewpoints. On this page, you'll find links to several Adirondack hikes that we recommend.

We've primarily covered trails in the southeastern region, many within an hour's drive of the general Capital Region. Even when hiking an easy Adirondack trail, remember that you are often heading into wilderness regions. Know your route, bring plenty of food and water, and ensure that you're wearing proper clothing before heading into the woods.

Adirondack Mountains
6 Facts About the Adirondack Park
Do you know these facts about New York's largest park?
Top of Roaring Brook Falls
Roaring Brook Falls
Hike to a beautiful waterfall in the midst of the Adirondack High Peaks Region
Adirondack Winter Scene
Three Adirondack Winter Hiking Ideas
If you're looking to get outside to enjoy the beauty of winter, explore these options in the Adirondacks
View from Spruce Mountain Fire Tower
Spruce Mountain
In the Corinth area, enjoy this brief hike with moderate elevation gain to a wooded summit with a restored firetower.
Lake George from Buck Mountain
Lake George Hiking Trails with the Best Views
Find places to hike with incredible overlooks of Lake George
Easy Adirondack Hikes
Four Easy Adirondack Hikes
Looking for a hike in the Adirondacks that doesn't involve intense High Peaks-level elevation gain? See our list
Cat Mountain Summit View
Cat & Thomas Mountains
A loop or in-and-out hike from Bolton Landing, allowing you to hike to one or both peaks overlooking Lake George
Pilot Knob Preserve
Pilot Knob Preserve
A moderately easy hike with some elevation gain, Pilot Knob Preserve offers a gazebo, panoramic view of Lake George, and waterfall
Black Mountain
Black Mountain
Climb the highest mountain in the Lake George region
Hike to a summit with a fire tower and expansive views of Lake Champlain
The Pinnacle
The Pinnacle Overlooking Lake George
Starting from a side road in Bolton Landing, The Pinnacle ends with an expansive view of Lake George after a short, fairly easy hike
Deer Leap
Deer Leap (Tongue Mountain Range)
Starting from the top of the Tongue Mountain Range, this brief trail traverses Adirondack forest to reach an outcropping overlooking Lake George.
Inman Pond
Inman Pond
Hike out to a secluded pond nestled in the midst of the Lake George Wild Forest.
Prospect Mountain
Prospect Mountain
A brief but somewhat strenuous hike to the top of a vantage point overlooking southern Lake George.
Lake George from Sleeping Beauty Mountain
Sleeping Beauty Mountain
A moderately easy hike to a view of the southern portion of Lake George.
Shelving Rock Mountain
Shelving Rock Mountain
Following an old carriage road, this mountain offers a simple hike for families with a view of Lake George at the top.
Hadley Mountain
Hadley Mountain
A relatively short hike to a rewarding view and a restored fire tower
Buck Mountain
Buck Mountain
Buck Mountain offers one of the most beautiful views available of Lake George.