List of 46 High Peaks in the ADK

Nestled amidst the sprawling wilderness of upstate New York lies a collection of breathtaking peaks, each standing as a testament to the awe-inspiring beauty of the region. As we embark on a journey through these rugged landscapes, we invite you to discover the 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks – a revered list that beckons adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts from around the globe.

Join us as we explore each of the 46 High Peaks below:

  1. Mount Marcy – The highest peak in New York at 5,344 feet, Mount Marcy offers stunning 360-degree views of the High Peaks region from its bare alpine summit after a strenuous 14 mile hike.
  2. Algonquin Peak – Algonquin’s steep trail leads to an exposed rock scramble to expansive views from the second highest peak in New York. 
  3. Mount Haystack – An extremely remote peak with challenging terrain, Mount Haystack rewards successful hikers with sweeping vistas over Lower Ausable Lake.
  4. Mount Skylight – Neighboring Marcy, Skylight has bald rock ridges with panoramic views of the High Peaks and in peak foliage, vibrant yellows and oranges.
  5. Whiteface Mountain – Whiteface boasts the greatest vertical drop in the Adirondacks, has a scenic toll road, and was host to the alpine skiing events of the 1980 Winter Olympics.
  6. Dix Mountain – The high cliffs of Dix’s summit offer picturesque views over Elk Lake and the valley between Dix and neighboring Nippletop.  
  7. Gray Peak – One of the more remote High Peaks, Gray Peak has a 50-foot vertical cliff at its summit with views of the nearby Great Range peaks.
  8. Iroquois Peak – Iroquois has steep and rocky trails leading to its bald, open summit with panoramic vistas of the surrounding High Peaks.
  9. Basin Mountain – Basin rewards climbers with spectacular views from its bare rock summit and unique alpine flora in the adjacent Basin Ponds.
  10. Gothics Mountain – Considered by many the most scenic High Peak, Gothics offers breathtaking views of the Great Range and mountain-ringed Upper Ausable Lake below.
  11. Mount Colden – Traverse Bob Marshall’s former work sites on Colden with views of Avalanche Lake, Lake Colden, and many High Peaks from its bare rock ridge. 
  12. Giant Mountain – Family-friendly Giant has well-graded trails leading to expansive views from its iconic bald summit and scenic Giant Mountain Slide.
  13. Nippletop – A long, rugged hike over four smaller peaks leads to the bare rock summit of Nippletop with views over Elk Lake and the High Peaks.
  14. Santanoni Peak – remoteness and extensive old-growth forest surround Santanoni’s summit, which offers panoramic High Peaks vistas over four ponds.
  15. Mount Redfield – Redfield rewards hikers with some of the best views of the High Peaks from its cliffs overlooking scenic Lake Colden.
  16. Wright Peak – After a steep climb, Wright’s summit has expansive views of the High Peaks wilderness with Algonquin as its next-door neighbor.  
  17. Saddleback Mountain – The perilous rock chimneys up Saddleback require climbing skills but deliver unparalleled vistas over the Keene Valley.
  18. Panther Peak – Panther is considered a backdoor ascent of Giant Mountain, passing by scenic views of Giant’s slide before joining Giant’s bare summit ridge.
  19. Tabletop Mountain – True to its name, Tabletop has an expansive flat summit plateau with sheer cliffs offering views of the Great Range, Johns Brook Valley and Schofield Cobble.
  20. Phelps Mountain – Quickly gain elevation on the steep trail up Phelps to reach its open summit slabs with excellent views of the Great Range.
  21. Mount Marshall – Scenic views of the High Peaks abound atop the relatively remote summit of Marshall after a long trek from Upper Works.
  22. Mount Donaldson – Easily accessible from Route 73, family-friendly Donaldson offers panoramic views over the Saranac Lakes region from its open summit. 
  23. Seymour Mountain – Seymour delivers an excellent bang-for-buck hike close to Route 86 with bald summit views over Panther Gorge and Seward Mountain.
  24. Seward Mountain – Seward has a short but very steep trail leading to cliffs with sheer drops and rocky views over Johns Brook Valley.
  25. Mount Emmons – Remote Emmons requires one of the most strenuous hikes to expansive summit views of other lesser-traveled High Peaks like Cliff and Redfield.
  26. Dial Mountain – Its bald rock summit has nearly 360-degree views, making Dial a relatively easy way to get great High Peaks vistas near Lake Placid.
  27. Couchsachraga Peak – A remote wilderness peak, Couchsachraga has bare rock outcroppings just below treeline with views of Santanoni and Panther Peaks.
  28. Blake Peak – Neighboring Colvin, Blake’s open summit ledges offer excellent views of High Peaks like Gothics and Mount Marcy.
  29. Cliff Mountain – An extremely remote trail-less peak, Cliff has incredible views from its cliffs over the valley between Redfield and Colden.
  30. Nye Mountain – With steep trails, Nye rewards hikers with great views of the High Peaks from its bare summit above the remote Preston Ponds.  
  31. Street Mountain – A relatively short hike near Indian Lake leads to Street’s wooded summit with expansive views of the surrounding remote wilderness. 
  32. Sawteeth Peak – Dramatic, sheer cliffs drop precipitously from the summit of aptly named Sawteeth, the shortest of the High Peaks.
  33. Cascade Mountain – Cascade is one of the most accessible and scenic High Peaks, with views of the famous Cascade waterfalls before reaching the open summit.
  34. South Dix – The steep hike up South Dix passes stunning slides and culminates in panoramic High Peaks views from ledges atop this lesser-climbed peak.
  35. Porter Mountain – Often climbed with Cascade, Porter’s rocky summit offers great views over the Cascade Range and the Saranac Lakes below. 
  36. Rocky Peak Ridge – True to its name, Rocky Peak Ridge involves lots of exposed rock scrambles to reach open ledges with sweeping High Peaks views.
  37. Esther Mountain – Neighboring Whiteface, Esther requires some rock climbing to attain views from its cliffs toward Whiteface and Lake Placid.
  38. Mount Colvin – Colvin’s hike crosses a widecrosses wide open ledge with nonstop views all the way to its wooded summit and nearby Lake Avalanche.
  39. Hough Peak – Hough is a remote wilderness peak with views of the Seward Range from rock ledges reached by a trail-less bushwhack.
  40. Mount Armstrong – Armstrong has extensive bare rock ridges leading to panoramic summit views over the Upper Ausable Lakes in the Great Range.
  41. Upper Wolf Jaw – The steep rock scrambles of Upper Wolf Jaw are rewarded by sheer cliffs and views over Johns Brook Valley toward Gothics.
  42. Lower Wolf Jaw – Though overshadowed by its upper neighbor, Lower Wolf Jaw also has cliffs with great views into Johns Brook Valley and toward Noonmark.
  43. Mount Jo – Short but very steep, Mount Jo can be quickly climbed from Heart Lake for great views of Algonquin and Mount Marcy over Avalanche Pass.

Amidst the towering summits and sweeping vistas, there lies an opportunity that transcends mere exploration – the chance to call this pristine wilderness home. At Merrill L. Thomas Real Estate, we understand the allure of owning a piece of paradise in the Adirondacks. Whether you’re drawn to the tranquil shores of Lake Placid, the vibrant village life of Saranac Lake, or the secluded serenity of Keene Valley, our team is dedicated to helping you find the perfect property to complement your mountain lifestyle.

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