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. The trails don't remain dormant during the winter, and neither should you! Bring or rent snowshoes and continue to climb mountains even after the snow has begun to fall. Many of the area's trails also make for good cross-country ski trips as well.

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 area's 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.

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...
Tracy Road, North Hudson, New York
(518) 523-2445
How to Get There Ensign Pond Road is 2.5 miles north of North Hudson. (Casa Turn Road/Route 4C leads to Ensign Pond Road.) Continue for 10.7 miles and turn left on Tracy Road. Continue for 1.75...
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...
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...
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...
Loch Muller Road, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
This trail traverses the Hoffman Notch Wilderness area from North to South. Midway is Big Marsh, which is more of a pretty pond, and much of the northern end follows Hoffman Notch Brook for abundant...
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...
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...
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...
Blue Ridge Rd, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking Follow an old access road turned into an easy trail to a camping, picnic, and launch area at the pond. The hike is quite easy and all downhill to the pond. The wide trail is colorful in...
41 Adventure Pass, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-9051
Camping Frontier Town has tent, RV and trailer, and equestrian camping. The campground also features a seasonal day-use area with a pavilion, playgrounds, electric vehicle charging stations and...
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...
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.
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...
122 Hewitt Road, 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...
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...
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...
675 Elk Lake Rd, North Hudson, 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...
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....
675 Elk Lake Rd, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking 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...
Elk Lake Road, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
Grandpa Pete Mountain 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...
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...
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...
Boreas Rd, Schroon Lake, 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 for 15.5 miles to a very small...

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