:) Main points are; there was snow on the ground at the Loj and the Loj road, welcome to winter season! At this point, about 1/3 the way up the summit at 11:15am, I decided to turn back simply due to lack of visibility and unsure footing. Past Indian Falls (still running and exposed) visibility really took a hit and mist permeated the trail, could not see into the trees past 50 yards (it just became a dreamy white nothingness) and some of the high pines along the trail had whited out/faded tops from the lack of visibility. The asteroid 452 Hamiltonia, discovered in 1899, is named after the mountain. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Here is a list of all 46 high peaks in the state of New York. that should help somewhat. Mount Marcy est un sentier allez-retour de 15 miles modérément fréquenté situé près de Lake Placid, État de New York. South trail is best to start as it’s less of a challenge and will warm you up. some of the hike is up through a riverbed where some spots had broken or slushy water/ice areas. Enjoy and stay safe friends! Got to the Loj around 3PM a lot sorer, tired and dehydrated than before but an awesome hike nonetheless! a lot of back and forth. It is a popular destination for hikers due to its stature and great views, and the peak can get very crowded in the summer months. Lots of ice but constant changing terrain makes this hike exciting even if it is roughly 8 miles in one direction. Difficulty Rating: 4C. There it got quite interesting, and it would be difficult (but not impossible) without poles and microspikes. It didn't help that I blew out my left knee (happens from time to time) about 1/3 of the way down the mountain, so I was basically operating with only 1.5 legs. This is a challenging hike due to its length. I highly recommend! It would have taken a long time and was very tedious to make it to the top that way. I enjoyed this trail because it gave you a view, was a loop, well maintained, not many other trail options so you didn’t have to keep checking the map, and had a good elevation change to making it more of a hike than just a walk. The trail is primarily used for hiking and bird watching and is best used from March until December. Soft and fresh snowed covered most of the rocks and ground as detailed above, more slush than in the AM though but manageable. Started a little after 6:00 AM finished just after 4:00 PM. Dogs are also able to use this trail … Spikes are needed after Indian falls enough ice on rock faces to turn you back down if you don’t have. The mountain is located in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks Region in the High Peaks Wilderness Area. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. The Mount Marcy trail provides a short, steep hiking experience with breathtaking views, especially during the fall and spring, when there is less foliage. In winter with ice, snow, and cold, it definitely is a hike that you will remember. There is a $10 parking fee at the ranger station/booth, please pay even if the station in unoccupied. Hiked on Saturday 12/5 Easy though with this app. Made the scenery enchanting and footing easy and somewhat soft, even in the dark. Not buggy to us, it was super hot out and humid and STILL it was one of my favorite hikes. Is there water access on the trail? Due to the northerly latitude, timberline is at about 3,500 feet. Trail had a lot of steepnes on the way up. good hike. I started at the Loj at 640AM and daylight broke just before Marcy Dam. Back and shoulders hurt as I carry more stuff in the winter season. Sometimes you got to do it, even if I had second thoughts. Past the Dam and up the brook until Phelps crossing is a mixture of ice and snow, with running water, exposed rock and mud still plenty. beautiful hike. The rocks are mostly snow and ice covered and spikes are not really needed even up to this point. Excellent views with no traffic other then ourselves on a Thursday afternoon on September. A perfect day to hike. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. certainly a longer hike and put some miles on my gear and legs but I was so thankful for the mostly calm weather. Bing Maps has a collection of great trails with directions to trail heads as well as photos. great trail. Thereafter, the steepness is not so much the problem; rather it is the nature of the terrain you face, particularly in late Fall: a heady brew of boulders, roots, mud, and oodles of snow and ice. phew! Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. In such conditions, it can very well be more difficult than Mt. Well worn path, steady incline. mt marcy in particular gets asked about a lot here so i have tried to update the page for it on this subreddit's wiki. Sun sets at 430 so that played a role too. South trail is a gradual incline and north trail is a harder incline - each way a good hike and pretty views! Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. El sendero ofrece una serie de opciones de actividades y es mejor utilizado de mayo hasta octubre. First few miles were perfect. With 43 (out of 46) mountains topping 4,000 feet, the High Peaks region of New York's Adirondack State Park is a Mecca for serious mountain climbing in the east. Get a very very early start in the winter months. Mount Marcy via Hopkins trail is a 16.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Keene Valley, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The easiest hike up Mount Marcy is to take the south leg up and back. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Mount Marcy at 5344 feet, is the highest point in New York State. The parking lot holds 6-8 cars. My knees were extremely angry after slamming down on them for most the decent. The views from the top are hard to beat, and as far as the trail goes, it’s not the most challenging or longest of the high peaks. What is problematic is not even the length, but the nature of the trail. Temperatures were low towards summit, wind making it worse. The south trail is very serpentine. The descent is fast and somewhat steep. Unfortunately, trees obscure the view to the S. While on the trail keep an eye out for the large bolt placed in the rock by Verplanck Colvin during the 1876 survey near the E side of the summit. 19 designated campsites in the area and 4 lean-tos. Could not see past the first row of trees toward Colden or Algonquin. The trail is fairly easy until you get to the final portion (where you turn right/West to the summit). Starting on the Van Hoevenberg Trail from the Adirondack Loj or near Heart Lake, the trail is easy until you reach Marcy Dam. There are four routes for summiting Mount Marcy. One also has a great view of Gothics, Marcy, and the W side of Haystack. Expect the descent to be extremely hard on your knees. Picture perfect day today. Many of which require no technical skill or equipment to climb. A good powdery 2-4 inches covered the ground all the way from the Loj to the Dam. I saw no trailblazing on the hike down. Katahdin is the highest mountain in Maine and the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Hiked up on 11-13-20 started just after 6am and it was a bit chilly 25degress but once you started really moving layers had to be stuffed in bag. We were first on the trail at 10am and had an easy hike to the lookout which was steep for last section. Spikes are necessary about halfway up. Muddy on the way down. Only an hour away, so off I went. I think that I’ve climbed Marcy a dozen time in the past fifty years. Spikes and poles were a huge help near the top today! the last 2ish miles are pretty brutal and seem to just go on forever. I was concerned about the temperature and the wind, neither of which proved to be a problem. The mountain, being a mile above sea level, towers above the comparatively low Maine lakes and forests. Dog friendly! Went in on the south loop. even the summit wasn’t terrible. The trail is primarily used for hiking and bird watching and is best used from March until December. My dog enjoyed it too! When you travel to Greylock, it is obvious why people believe the legend and why Melville went out of his way to keep the mountain in his sites. definitely a few steep inclines up and down! Take Adirondack Loj road in Lake Placid. However, the payoff from the Mount Marcy Summit is a fantastic view of the Adirondack high peaks, Mont Royal in Montreal, Canada, and the Green Mountains in Vermont all from the highest peak in the state. You will want to refill water bottles here as there are no streams the rest of the way. This is the big one! Front Runners List: Click to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using Peakbagger.com. It was a snow whiteout, low cloud cover, zero visibility of any peaks. We took a casual pace & took about 10 hours. Temps started in the 40’s and hit 65 by noon. Mount Marcy via Van Hoevenberg Trail is a 15.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Placid, New York that features a lake and is rated as difficult. 8.9/10 all together. It was a nice walk but nothing great. Be sure to tread lightly, though, as Marcy is home to endangered alpine vegetation. Get to the LOJ early if you want a parking spot. Waterproof/snow pants, snow gloves, snow jacket and snow gaiters are highly recommended as well! I recommend going up south side,and either going back the same way or down north side. Closest designated campsites (2) are 0.75 miles east of Marcy Dam. For the first 3/4 of the hike there was minimal visibility, I was bumming due to this but the closer I got to tree line I started to see blue skies and then on top of Marcy you were well above an entire layer of clouds. Blueberry Lake Trails is a singletrack mountain bike trail in Warren, Vermont. The views left me wanting more. A lot of the trail is pretty routine forest terrain, but it's not until the final portion (about 600 feet of vertical gain) that you get to see the spectacular beauty of the alpine-arctic tundra, and breathtaking views. Mount Marcy peak is the highest point in New York state within the High Peaks Region. First two miles very nice, … The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is accessible year-round. North trail much steeper than South trail - nice views in the fall. Hiked on Saturday, November 7. Many fond memories up there and I’ll probably be going back up this summer. Mount Marcy is the tallest mountain in New York. Lots of switchbacks for a small mountain. would hike again. Definitely need appropriate gear & layers. From Indian Falls until the base of the summit by the wooden planks and alpine zone sign, it was fine footing, packed snow trail and generally under a foot of power everywhere else. Perfect weather day. Under "normal" conditions, this would probably be around a 6 hour day hike...something comparable to a Mt Washington (NH), Wheeler Peak (NM), or Humphreys Peak (AZ). The 4340 foot Allen Mountain is located in the High Peaks Wilderness and is one of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks. But the descent went from enjoyable to grueling to miserable to utterly wretched over the course of the next nearly 5 hours, culminating with me spending the last half hour furiously speed-walking through the woods with my dimly-illuminating headlamp to try to reach my wife who was waiting for me by the Adirondack Loj. If you're all about making challenging climbs harder, tackle 5,344-foot Mount Marcy during the winter, when temperatures drop to minus 30F and glare ice smears the standard walk-up route. Colden via Heart Lake Loop, Wright Peak, Alqonquin Peak, Iroquois Peak and Avalanche Lake Loop, Mount Marshall via Avalanches Pass Trail and Herbert Brook Trail. Gray is the seventh highest peak in the Adirondacks as well as the highest with no maintained trail leading to the top. Table Top Mountain via Van Hoevenberg Trail, MacNaughton Mountain via the Indian Pass Trail, Avalanche Lake and Wright Peak Loop Via Avalanche Pass Trail, Algonquin, Iroquois and Wright Peaks via Algonquin Trail, Van Hoevenberg, Avalanche Pass, Mount Colden and L-Morgan Porter Trail Loop, Wright, Algonquin, Iroquois, Gray, Skylight, Marcy Loop, Gray Peak, Mt. Get ready to take 42,472 steps to hike the 15.9 return hike to the top of Mount Marcy from the Adirondack LOJ. The mountain does not have an official hiking trail, although most that hike to it's summit follow a herd path off the trail to Flowed Lands via Hanging Spear Falls. Compare Climbers: Click to compare ascents of up to 5 climbers working on this list. Took the South trail up, and came down the North trail. Work is the key word here,but it's a lot of fun! Nice trail. We were blasted by sleet and gail force winds the whole climb to the Marcy plaque. really mild and gentle day to hike Marcy. In addition to the views and the great short hiking experience, there are three geodetic markers at the summit, and the base of a tower which was used for postal airplane navigation during the 1930's and 40's. On a clear day one can see Giant some 35km beyond that. super overcast and snowy in the range as we got to the top so not much to see from the summit. Leaves are changing and covering the trail, in the upper 60s with a nice breeze. got a later start (10am) and hiked the last 2 miles in the dark. The real challenge as always comes past Phelps bridge and up to Indian Falls. This is a popular route within the Adirondack Mountains is heavily traveled, well maintained, and very well marked, however it can be rough on weak ankles. As we approach our 12th climb, I look forward to having many others join me on this hike, and I hope Gorgeous hike once you get to the top. Five lean-tos and a few designated campsites are available at the Marcy Dam (2.3 miles, 2362 ft), which is a common place to overnight on 2-day attempts of mount Marcy. Nearly the entire trail was covered with ice. Maximum elevation for primitive-camping is 3500 feet (Marcy's summit is 5344'). This is the most popular route and leaves from the Adirondack Loj. Steady incline. The view of Mount Marcy was an added surprise! Challenging but fun. Stop and take a rest by Phelps Brook and Indian Falls to take in some excellent views. It can be very slippery and icy depending on the time of year due to the very direct trail that follows a mountain stream. All in all, it was good experience for winter mountaineering (my first time really climbing a mountain in winter conditions) and I hope to come back with a group in the late spring/summer. awesome views. It is a popular weekend hike. Would recommend to wear a lot of layers for the summit! This is a great trail if you’re looking for a short, easy and brisk hike. Parking lot. Please see the Mount Marcy page on details on how to access the summit of Marcy. Lovely!! Made it back to the loj by 3:30. Windy.. cold on the summit as you may expect but a gentle day in December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Need a basic compass and some sort of mapping device or print out. The hike does offer several different terrains and an elevation gain of 3170 feet, which can make you feel like it's going to be a long day. be sure your boots are completely waterproof before making this climb! Trail gets a little confusing at the middle but other than that a great moderate hike. Tiene un río y es calificado como difícil. Sawyer Mountain is a mountain located in Adirondack Mountains of New York located in the Town of Indian Lake west-northwest of Indian Lake.. Sign in on the book at the hut before you leave for the trails! The Appalachian Trail is a 2,180+ mile long public footpath that traverses the scenic, wooded, pastoral, wild, and culturally resonant lands of the Appalachian Mountains. Amazing trail definitely would recommend. Hiked up on 11-13. The summit was super cold and windy. The hike back down was pretty easy, just long and repetitive, but quicker. As a note, you NEED waterproof and insulated boots, as minimum, do not make this hike without these. Links Official Adirondack 46er List Selected Guidebook(s) for this List Adirondack Trails High Peaks Region (Goodwin, Burdick) Mount Marcy ist ein 15 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Lake Placid, New York. The Great Range snakes through the peaks from Route 73 like an arrow shot toward Mount Marcy’s summit. Great workout. Elevation: 5,344 feet This part sucked honestly, just real tiring and repetitive and unrelentingly steep. Be mindful of all the fallen leaves. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Marcy is further away. Great trail! can't wait to try this trail in the fall. Only walk on designated paths and stay on open rock at all times.There are four main trails to Mount Marcy's summit. Would have been extreme difficulty to navigate without. Also there are two trees down on the trail, both you have to step over. From the summit of Marcy you will descent off the south side toward Four-Corners and go over Schofield Cobble. Very windy one way. It was colder for sure on the summit base but manageable, and wind was moderate, the main issue was the lack of orientation and unsure footing due to heavier than expected snow cover on the ground and snow drifts. The summit of Mount Marcy is located in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks Region in the High Peaks Wilderness Area. It was a hard climb but super rewarding. if any others have ideas to add to it feel free to either let me know or make the changes yourself. Mount Marcy Trail is a 2.4 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Wilbraham, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. There are a lot of mountains in the United States. Katahdin is most impressive from the south, a sheer-like granite fortress towering to the heights. Had a good hike. I could see maybe about 25 feet ahead but the mountain being entirely snow covered made the ground and the horizon blend into one whiteness, with snow still falling and whirling around, it was hard to distinguish the ground/rocks. Marcy. Many on the trail were scared off by the icy terrain; although the parking lot was full, most were doing other trails, and only a handful of people summited. Didn’t use poles but would have been useful. Skylight, Mt. Number seven-teen in order of height in the Adirondacks; Saddleback sits near the Eastern end of what is considered the most spectacular stretch of trail in the Adirondacks. Saddleback Mountain : SummitPost.org : Climbing, hiking, mountaineering. Recommend you camp at Marcy Dam. Nice trail. More Mount Marcy is a 15 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Placid, New York that features a river and is rated as difficult. Be smart and prepared this time of the year! That being said, there isn't any exposure on this trail...and it's not like you could kill yourself...but you certainly could get some nasty cuts and bruises (at best) or a broken limb (at worst). We made the summit at 11:30 and it was a sheet of ice. Left the Loj parking lot around 7:30 AM, Indian falls by 9:45 and reached the summit by 11:30. While not technically challenging, it offers plenty of varied terrain, making for a very long day. 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