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...
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...
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...
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...
Blue Ridge Rd, 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...
Route 73, Keene, New York
(518) 523-2445
East Dix is in the process of being renamed Grace Peak, in commemoration of Grace Hudowalski, who was the first woman to climb the 46 High Peaks. Grace became Forty-Sixer #9 August 22, 1937 on Esther...
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...
Caza Turn 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 and take a left onto Route 9 and follow it north. Continue for 2.5 miles and turn right onto Caza Turn...
Rt. 28N, Newcomb, New York
(518) 359-3328
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 that...
Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 523-2445
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 46,000...
Ensign Pond Road, North Hudson, New York
(518) 523-2445
Note: Bloody Pond 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...
Route 9, Elizabethtown, New York
(518) 597-4649
How to get there From Exit 30 off I87 follow Route 9 north toward Elizabethtown. Continue for 4.5 miles to the parking on the right, just after the crossing of the Boquet River.   Trail...
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...
County Rt. 25, Newcomb, New York
The historic town of Adirondac housed the workers of the iron mines which once yielded the mysterious wonder metal, titanium. While the mine area itself is not accessible by the public, the "...
Route 9, North Hudson, New York
(518) 523-2445
How to get there Take Exit 29 off of Interstate 87, turn right and then turn left on Route 9 to follow it north. Continue to the Sharp Bridge State Campground, which will be on the...
Elk Lake Rd, North Hudson, New York
(518) 523-2445
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 South Dix (Carson Peak,), and Hough Peak. Macomb is one of the...
Route 28N, Minerva, 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 to Route 28N and take a left and...
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...
Frontiertown Road off Route 9, North Hudson, New York
This system of interlocked trails explores the lovely area that used to be Frontiertown, a pioneering theme park that closed in 1998. A short road begins and ends off of Route 9. The entire system...
Upper Works, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Santanoni is most often climbed with Panther Peak and/or Couchsachraga Peak. Consider using the Times Square herd-path and the Santanoni Express Route is you are planning to do a traverse of all...
4390 US Route 9, North Hudson, New York
This trail is 2.7 miles along a beautiful stream. The full trail is 5.2 miles long, between Round Pond and the East Mill Flow trailheads. This is west of Round Pound with gentle changes in elevation...
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 ...
Route 74, Ticonderoga, New York
(518) 597-4649
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-miels to Putts Pond Road on the left....
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...
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...

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