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.

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,...
Route 9, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
Note: Triangle 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...
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking This dirt road is one of the major northern access points for the wilderness. The road is suppose to be closed to vehicles, however the road remains open as access is not blocked. It is...
Route 9, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
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...
Ensign Pond Road, Moriah, New York
(518) 585-6619
Hiking A pleasant woods walk to the pond, with a trail that follows half of the pond shoreline. Trout Pond Trailhead: On Ensign Pond Road (County Rt. 4) between North Hudson and Moriah. Marked by a...
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...
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...
Ensign Pond Road, North Hudson, New York
(518) 523-2445
How to get there From Exit 29 off I-87, follow Blue Ridge Road east toward North Hudson, then drive north on Route 9. Continue for 2.5 miles and turn right on county Route 4C, then turn right on...
County Rt. 25, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
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 "...
Ensign Pond Road, North Hudson, New York
(518) 523-2445
Note: Sweet Fern 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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.
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...
Irishtown Road, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
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...
Route 30, Long Lake, New York
(518) 265-2399
Campgrounds John Dillon Park is a fully accessible campground with nature trails, campsites, and lean-to's, making it easier for anyone to enjoy a true Adirondack wilderness camping experience...
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...
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...
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