Snyder Hill
Your Adirondack Basecamp

Note: Snyder Hill lies off of any developed and mapped trail system, so the use and understanding of GPS and/or map and compass is highly recommended. While bushwhacking you will experience hazards not found on a maintained trail. Expect more difficult and varying conditions, and always prioritize safety. 

How to get there

At the intersection of Route 9 and Hoffman Road (county Route 24), just south of Schroon Lake, turn onto Hoffman Road. Continue for 10.5 miles to a strip of state land, where Hoffman Road becomes Irishtown Road. This is located just north of O’Neill Road. Park along the road.     

Trail Description

This entire hike is along state land, but it borders private ownership. Since the state boundary is well marked, it can be used a handrail up the mountain.

The terrain starts out quite moderate and slowly progresses to a steeper climb. At about a quarter of a mile from the summit the terrain becomes very steep with odd footing, especially on the descent. The forest here is open with tall pines and a needle packed floor. 

The summit is wooded, but just below it to the south there is a wide open rock ridge with stellar views. 


2,125 feet

Elevation Gain

950 feet

Distance Round Trip

2.2 miles

Rough bushwhacks like this are recommended for experienced hikers only. It will take most at least 4 hours to complete this route.

More Information
Irishtown Road
Schroon Lake, NY, 12870
(518) 523-2445
More Information
Irishtown Road
Schroon Lake, NY, 12870
(518) 523-2445
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