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.

Fourteenth Road, Minerva, New York
(518) 532-7675
From the trailhead you start climbing immediately, but over the entire course of the hike it is never be any more than a moderate climb. Quickly you will come to your first view as you top out on the...
Route 9, North Hudson, New York
(518) 523-2445
Note: The approach trail to Gui Pond is technically closed and no longer maintained, so the use and understanding of GPS and/or map and compass is highly recommended. While bushwhacking you will...
Hoffman Rd, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
Note: This last portion of this destination lies off any developed and mapped trail system. The use and understanding of GPS and map and compass is highly recommended. When traveling off trail there...
Palisides Rd, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
This destination lies off any developed and mapped trail system, but a much defined herd path does exist. Even though a herd path exists the use and understanding of GPS and/or map and compass is...
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...
Blue Ridge 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 exit 29, North Hudson. From here take a left and follow Blue Ridge road for 2.5 miles to the small Hamlet of Blue...
Route 9, North Hudson, New York
(518) 523-2445
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...
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...
Crane Pond Road, Severance, New York
(518) 532-7675
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 Trailhead...
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...
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 73, Keene, New York
(518) 523-2445
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 for 13.5 miles to the trailhead...
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...
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...

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