Your Adirondack Basecamp

Schroon Lake: A great basecamp for your Adirondack hike!

Discover an array of hiking options for all levels of outdoor adventurers in the Schroon Lake region! Browse our listings below of Schroon Lake area hiking trails and remember all points in the High Peaks are just a few miles away from Schroon Lake.

Hikes outside of the High Peaks

Hikes outside of the High Peaks, en Francais

Before heading out be sure to review Leave No Trace ethics to ensure you're protecting the Adirondacks for future generations! The DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation) is a great resource for more outdoor recreation related information.

Find a hike that fits

Try the five-mile Bear Pond Loop or the 7.2 mile Pharaoh Lake trail for easy to moderate level trips. If you're looking for something a bit more challenging, head up Pharaoh Mountain. With an elevation of 2,557 feet, it offers the areas highest peak and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside from the top.

State-protected Pharaoh Lake and Hoffman Notch Wilderness areas together boast over 90 miles of trails, 47 bodies of water, and over 1,200 acres—providing plenty of room to get outside and explore. Both areas abound with day hikes that will take you past numerous small lakes and ponds and even several geological and historical sites.

The historic side of hiking

To get a glimpse of area history, head to Rock Pond Mine and explore the remains of a former graphite mine site or take the trek to Adirondack Great Camp Santanoni near Newcomb Lake.

Make the most of your trip

Take in the scenery this season on your own or with a certified Adirondack wilderness guide who can share nature's secrets along your journey. And check out Schroon Lake shopping options if you need to load up on some last minute gear before heading out on the trail.

Download the Hiking Guide to the Schroon Lake region.
Choose a local guide to show you the best trails and views.

Upper Works Road, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Summit Rock and Indian Pass is of historical significance for the Adirondack Park and was the key passageway to the discovery of the Tahawus Mine in the Upper Works Region. While the lower portions...
Hiking Dix is often climbed by itself, but in many cases is combined with the rest or parts of the Dix Range. The Dix Range also includes South Dix (Carson Peak,), East Dix (Grace Peak,) Hough Peak,...
Upper Works, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking Couchsachraga Peak is most often climbed as a trio of all three Santanoni Peaks in a day. Consider using the Times Square herd-path and the Santanoni Express Route is you are planning to do a...
How to get there From the intersection of Route 74 and Route 9N in Ticonderoga follow Route 74 west toward Schroon Lake. Continue to the small Hamlet of Eagle Lake and cross over the bridge...
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, New York
(518) 532-7675
Fishing Directions to Access Points: Take Exit 28 off of Interstate 87 and take Route 9 south, toward Schroon Lake. In just over a half a mile, take a left onto Alder Meadow Road, follow it for...
Route 28N, Minerva, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking How to get there Take Exit 29 off of Interstate 87 and follow Boreas Road west toward Newcomb. Continue to Route 28N, take a left and head toward Minerva. Continue for just...
Ensign Pond Road, North Hudson, New York
The Challis Pond Trail is an easy, 1.2 mile loop to Challis Pond through a hemlock and cedar forest. The trailhead is on Ensign Pond Road (county Route 4), 2.6 miles from Route 9 or 6.5 miles...
State Route 9, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
This 2.4 mile round trip hike offers views of Schroon Lake and Pharaoh Mountain for relatively little effort. Most hikers can complete this route in an hour.  The trail first passes under the...
Upper Works, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking Skylight is the peak with one of the most impressive views, boasting a sighting of over 30 other High Peaks. This completely bald rock dome is very impressive when seen from other regions of...
Elk Lake Road, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking Blake was named after Mills Blake, Verplank Colvin’s assistant during the great survey of the Adirondack Park. This Adirondack 46 High Peak is number 43 on the classic 46er list, but...
Route 9, North Hudson, New York
This end-to-end hike, only 1.1 miles one way, runs from from Courtney Pond to Shingletree Pond along a clear, well-maintained trail with minor elevation changes. It is full of lovely terrain, with...
Rt. 28N, Newcomb, New York
(518) 359-3328
Hiking Goodnow Mountain is one not to be missed by anyone who is in the area. Reached in just under two miles of generally easy going, the summit has a restored fire tower and a sweeping view...
Crane Pond Road, Severance, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking A long hike to the base of the mountain, a short climb, then 360 degrees of stunning views from the summit of the vast Pharaoh Lake Wilderness area. Pharaoh Mountain Trailhead: Crane Pond...
Route 25, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Avalanche Pass is usually approached from the Adirondack Loj. But it can also be approached from the Upper Works, and when the two are combined make for an excellent through hike. Hiking Below both...
Blue Ridge Rd, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
How to get there From Exit 29 on I-87, take Route 28 west for 13.5 miles to the trailhead parking area on the left. The access road to Cheney Pond is rough, but it can be done in a four-...
Route 28N, Minerva, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking How to get there Take Exit 29 off of Interstate 87 and follow Boreas Road west toward Newcomb. Continue to Route 28N, take a left and head toward Minerva. Continue for just under...
Route 28N, Minerva, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking How to get there Take Exit 29 off of Interstate 87 and follow Boreas Road west toward Newcomb. Continue to Route 28N, take a left and head toward Minerva. Continue for...
5922 State Rte 28N, Newcomb, New York
(518) 582-2000
The Adirondack Park Visitor Interpretive Center in Newcomb offers 236 acres of environmental education. There are miles of scenic, surfaced trails complemented by indoor exhibits and multi-image...
Upper Works, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking Redfield was named for Professor William C. Redfield: meteorologist, organizer of, and participant in, the first recorded ascent of Mount Marcy. If the going gets tough, remember Redfield did...
Putts Pond Rd, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
How to get there From the intersection of Route 9N, Route 22 and Route 74 in Ticonderoga follow Route 74 toward Schroon Lake. Continue for just under 5 miles to Putts Pond Road on the left. Follow...
Blue Ridge Rd, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
How to get there From exit 28 in Schroon Lake follow I-87 north for one exit to exit 29, North Hudson. From here take a left and follow Blue Ridge road for 2.5 miles to the small Hamlet of Blue...
Route 73, Keene, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking Hough can be climbed by itself but rarely is, in many cases is combined with the rest or parts of the Dix Range. The Dix Range also includes South Dix (Carson Peak), East Dix (Grace Peak) Dix...
Elk Lake Road, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
Grandpa Pete Mountain can only be climbed using Elk Lake Lodge trails. In order to do this you need to be a guest of the lodge or gain permission to use their trails. It is a great stay at the lodge...
State Route 9, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
How to get there Take Exit 29 off of Interstate 87, turn right, and take a left on Route 9. Head north on Route 9 for just under 7 miles to Courtney Pond, on the left, and park there...
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, New York
From the trailhead, you will follow a nice flat trail that passes by Putnam Pond to your right. The trail soon turns into a short, moderate climb before reaching a rather long descent ...

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