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, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking Panthers are an old referral to mountain lions, which used to live in the area back in the 1800s, but in present day they are not here at all. Panther is kind of the gateway to the Santanoni...
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...
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...
Alder Meadow Rd, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
Gull Pond Hill from Gull Pond is an unmarked herd-path, not an official trail; use of map and compass could be useful.  How to get there From exit 28 in Schroon Lake Route 9 toward Schroon...
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...
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...
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...
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...
675 Elk Lake Rd, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking Macomb 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 Dix Mountain, South Dix (Carson Peak), and Hough Peak....
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
Hoffman Rd, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
This trail maintains an easy grade with very little change in elevation. It's mainly on a wide course through the forest but will get slightly narrower in spots. Leaving the trailhead, the...
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...
Edgecomb Rd, Bolton Landing, New York
(518) 532-7675
How to get there From Exit 24, head east on County Route 11 for approximately 2 miles, then turn right onto Valley Woods Road. After 0.5 miles, turn right on to Edgecomb Pond Road. After 1.25 miles...
County Route 25, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking An ascent of Allen is a major undertaking since it is a nearly 20 mile roundtrip, nearly half of which is on unmarked trails. The views from Allen are quite good and the final climb is rather...
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...
Crane Pond Road, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking This wilderness area, located in the towns of Schroon and Ticonderoga, has nearly 50 miles of trails and more than a dozen lean-tos should you be inclined to make this an overnight trip. The...
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...
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...
Moose Pond Club Rd, Minerva, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking From the trailhead you will hike on a moderate trail with slight elevation change. While wet under some conditions, it’s a nice trail to be on. About half way to the top a snowmobile...
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 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...

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