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.

Route 28N, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
How to get there From exit 28 in Schroon Lake follow I-87 north for one exit to the North Hudson exit, #29. From here follow Boreas Road west toward Newcomb. Continue all the way to Newcomb and...
Tahawus Rd., Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
This route features ponds, brooks, and the opportunity to explore the abundant nature around Flowed Land. A visit to the historic Henderson Monument will complete this full day of hiking that is not...
East Shore Road, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking How to get there Take Exit 28 off of Interstate 87 and follow Route 9 south toward Schroon Lake. Continue for 0.6 mile and turn onto Alder Meadow Road, follow that to East...
Blue Ridge Rd, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
This destination lies off any developed and mapped trail system; the use and understanding of GPS and/or map and compass is highly recommended. When traveling off-trail you will experience hazards...
Ensign Pond Road, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
How to get there From Exit 29 on Interstate 87, follow Blue Ridge Road toward North Hudson and take a left onto state Route 9 and follow it north. Continue for 2.5 miles and turn right onto Caza...
Route 28N, Minerva, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking How to get there From exit 28 in Schroon Lake follow I-87 north for one exit to the North Hudson exit #29. From here follow Boreas Road west toward Newcomb. Continue to Route 28N and take a...
Ensign Pond Road, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
How to get there From Exit 29 off of Interstate 87, follow Blue Ridge Road toward North Hudson, take a left onto state Route 9 and follow it north. Continue for 2.5 miles and turn right onto Caza...
Upper Works, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking Couchsachraga Peak, nicknamed Couchy, is most often climbed as a trio of all three Santanoni Peaks in a day. Using the Times Square herd-path and the Santanoni Express Route for a...
897 NYS Route 74, Paradox, New York
(518) 532-7675
Camping This campground is set amid rolling hills of hardwood along a quiet scenic road. Canoes and rowboats are available for rent at the registration booth. Located on the shore of Dark Bay, on...
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...
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...
Ensign Pond Road, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
How to get there From Exit 29 on Interstate 87, follow Blue Ridge Road toward North Hudson and take a left onto state Route 9 and follow it north. Continue for 2.5 miles and turn right onto Caza...
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...
Route 73, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
How to get there From exit 28 in Schroon Lake follow I-87 north for two exits to exit 30. From here take a left and follow Route 9 toward Elizabethtown and shortly a left onto Route 73 and head...
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...
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...
Putts Pond Rd, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
How to get there From the intersection of Route 9 and Route 74 in Schroon Lake follow Route 74 toward Ticonderoga. Continue for around 12-miles to Putts Pond Road on your right. Follow Putts Pond...
Route 9, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
This destination is a herd path at best and only used this in part the summit lies off any developed and mapped trail system; the use and understanding of GPS and/or map and compass is highly...
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...
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-...
Caza Turn Road, North Hudson, New York
(518) 523-2445
How to get there Take Exit 29 off I-87 and follow Blue Ridge Road east toward North Hudson, then drive north on Route 9. Continue for 2.5 miles, turn right on county Route 4C, then turn right on...
Route 28N, Newcomb, New York
Test your fitness on the Newcomb Fitness Trail. Easy trails are punctuated with pull-up bars and hamstring stretching benches. A wonderful place to wander, too.
Route 25, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking 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. Below both...
Route 73, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
How to get there From exit 28 in Schroon Lake follow I-87 north for two exits to exit 30. From here take a left and follow Route 9 toward Elizabethtown and shortly a left onto Route 73 and head...
Valley Woods Rd, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
How to get there Follow I87 south from the Schroon Lake Exit and get off Ext 24. From Exit 24, head east on County Route 11 for approximately 2 miles then turn right onto Valley Woods Road. The...

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