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Recommended Routes in High Peaks Wilderness - 7

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Favorite Almost to the top.
Difficult

Mt. Marcy via Van Hoevenberg Trail

14.0 mi 22.5 km 3,101' Up 945.04 m Up 3,101' Down 945.17 m Down

Lake Pl…, NY
Favorite Almost to the top.
Very Difficult

Adirondack Great Range

21.0 mi 33.8 km 7,334' Up 2235.5 m Up 6,777' Down 2065.64 m Down

Keene, NY
Favorite Allen mountain summit
Difficult

Allen Mountain Out-and-Back

18.7 mi 30.1 km 3,471' Up 1057.9 m Up 3,471' Down 1058.07 m Down

Lake Pl…, NY
Favorite Henderson Lake from the dam
Difficult

Indian Pass Trail

9.5 mi 15.3 km 876' Up 267.14 m Up 1,273' Down 388.05 m Down

Lake Pl…, NY
Favorite Trail map and trail intro.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mount Jo

1.9 mi 3.1 km 657' Up 200.37 m Up 656' Down 200.02 m Down

Lake Pl…, NY
Favorite Phelps Brook Dam Pond
Difficult

Upper Works to Adk

11.8 mi 19.0 km 1,516' Up 462.07 m Up 1,111' Down 338.57 m Down

Lake Pl…, NY
Favorite Almost to the top.
Difficult

Gray Peak, Mount Skylight, & Mount Marcy via Avalanche Pass

14.8 mi 23.8 km 4,069' Up 1240.22 m Up 4,022' Down 1225.8 m Down

Lake Pl…, NY

High Peaks Wilderness Running

  • 391 Miles 630 Kilometers of Trail
  • 7 Recommended Routes
  • 23 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 41 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 46 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in High Peaks Wilderness - 103

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2.2 mi 3.5 km #1Cascade Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Keene, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Keene, NY 19 
4.6 mi 7.4 km #2Algonquin Trail
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY 16 
2.7 mi 4.3 km #3Ampersand Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Saranac Lake, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Saranac Lake, NY
1.4 mi 2.3 km #4Mount Colden Trail
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
0.6 mi 0.9 km #5Iroquois Peak Trail
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
1.3 mi 2.1 km #6Van Hovenberg Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake Placid, NY
0.5 mi 0.7 km #7Sawteeth Trail
Very Difficult
Keene, NY
Very Difficult
Keene, NY
1.5 mi 2.4 km #8Seymour Mountain Herd Path
Very Difficult
Saranac Lake, NY
Very Difficult
Saranac Lake, NY
4.4 mi 7.1 km #9Pitchoff Mountain Trail
Difficult
Keene, NY
Difficult
Keene, NY
0.2 mi 0.3 km #10SLIDE to Cascade Falls
Very Difficult
Keene, NY
Very Difficult
Keene, NY

Photos of High Peaks Wilderness - 108

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Looking south into the High Peaks region from Mt Van Hoevenberg. Taken 10/06/21.
Oct 14, 2021 near Lake Pl…, NY
Lake Arnold with wooded false summit of Colden
Sep 2, 2019 near Lake Pl…, NY
View from false summit of Colden. MacIntyre Range on the right (west/southwest). True summit of Colden on the left (south)
Sep 2, 2019 near Lake Pl…, NY
Video of running the MacIntyre Range which includes the following peaks:  Wright, Algonquin, Iroquois & Wright.
Apr 7, 2015 near Lake Pl…, NY
Seward Range from just below the summit of Seymour.
Aug 25, 2020 near Saranac…, NY
Summit
Aug 18, 2020 near Keene, NY
Top of Ampersand Mountain, viewing one of the Saranac Lakes
Oct 19, 2019 near Saranac…, NY
Top of Ampersand Mountain
Oct 19, 2019 near Saranac…, NY