arrived to Lake placid night before. in total. Mount Marcy at 5344 feet, is the highest point in New York State. Wind chill values as low as -4. Mount Marcy is the highest of the 46 High Peaks, and thus one of the most popular. Up until there the trail is easy overall. First completed this hike years ago when I was in scouts. Reccomend you bring spikes. Very icy and muddy. A longer approach to summit Mount Marcy would be by the John Brook Trail. The summit sits at 5,343, providing you with amazing views...which takes about ~7hrs. Get ready to take 42,472 steps to hike the 15.9 return hike to the top of Mount Marcy from the Adirondack LOJ. If you don't feel like lugging them on the trip, or they get broken in baggage, just pick up a good stick when you start on the hike. Wednesday Night Located in the heart of the High Peaks Region of the Adirondacks, Mount Marcy is a popular day hike among both visitors and locals, as it boasts spectacular views from its rocky summit (adk46er.org). The parking area for the John Brooks Trail begins at the Garden Parking Lot in Keane Valley. Controlling your speed on steep, narrow trails is tough enough if you’ve ridden a lift up, let alone when you’ve tired out your legs by climbing up over 2200 vertical feet (that’s more than many “large” alpine areas offer). Snowshoes most of the way, good pack trails, Started around 7:30 am till 8:30pm, out in the dark and totally exhusted but we did it! Stayed at the top for 1 hour. "What an EPIC Day! South wind 56 to 78 mph. and Mt. Chance of precipitation is 90%. This hike takes you to Mount Marcy, New York’s highest point at 5,344 feet. 18 miles covered with Matt Topgun Peacock. in, you will find yourself at the first intersection with a sign that indicates the direction of many peaks. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Mount Marcy is the highest point in the state of New York. Redfield, Cliff Mt. It lies well over 11km from the nearest trailhead and even the easiest trail can only be described as wet, rough and in sections quite steep. Mount Marcy. Location: across from 620 Glendale Road, Wilbraham MA; Directions: From Wilbraham center on Main Street travel south towards Hampden.Take a left onto Monson Road. You won’t be disappointed, as this trail introduces you to one of the top hikes in the world. It was steak for dinner tonight! Mount Marcy peak is the highest point in New York state, standing at 5,344 feet in elevation. With an elevation gain of 3,166 feet and distance of 7.4 miles to the summit, hiking Mount Marcy is classified as difficult and should be attempted by experienced hikers or at least those with moderate fitness. camping and started 5 am, took us about 10 hrs. The summit's massive rock dome boasts some of the best views in the northeast. Mount Marcy is a 15 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Placid, New York that features a river and is rated as difficult. A little difficult with the snow — crampons and trekking poles are helpful, especially towards the top. To descend, retrace your steps carefully and follow the Van Hoevenberg Trail until you reach the trailhead parking area where you started. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. Cold at the top! Continue past this trail and pass Indian Falls where you'll encounter a stream crossing. At the trailhead, there is a moderate parking area that has room for between 10-20 cars. Be sure to tread lightly, though, as Marcy is home to endangered alpine vegetation. Went 9/26/2020 at peak foliage. Mount Marcy is the tallest mountain in New York. The first 2-3 miles are rather easy. Many hikers will spend a night at Johns Brook Lodge to break up the distance as a multi-day backpacking trip. Camping for more than three nights or with a larger group of people will require a permit from a Forest Ranger. The shortest and most frequently used hiking route up the mountain is the Van Hoevenberg Trail. The hike up Mount Marcy is extremely challenging and should only be attempted by experienced hikers, especially during the winter moths. Friday Night As you start out on your journey, the going will be fairly easy. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Otherwise it was fantastic! Go up the mountain and down the other side. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Start along the trail until you each the Marcy Dam. Driving directions: Leave Lake Placid on Route 73 and take a sharp right turn onto Adirondack Loj Road. 4.5 hours up and a little under 4 on the way down. great hike last 1/2 mile was rough bit great view. The hike itself was beautiful and views were amazing. The temperature is at least 20 degrees warmer in greater altitudes than in the valley, excluding windchill. Partly cloudy. Trail was also very wet and muddy. There are four trail options for reaching the top of Mount Marcy, though most people who base in Lake Placid opt to start at the Adirondack Loj. For reference, Marcy Dam is shown on the map above at the red arrow, and Mt. We didn’t make it to the summit due to natural light constrain, but it was a beautiful trail. We were well aware of the storm system moving in around noon. Mount Marcy Trail About the Area. Directions To Mount Marcy: For driving directions to trailheads near Mount Marcy click a parking area on the map above, and choose Google Driving Directions. Dogs … Start your hike at the Adirondak Loj near Heart Lake. If you’re a beginner looking for tips and information about hiking Mount […] There is a parking fee to use the parking lot. First half of the hike is gradual ascend which gets steeper and will stay this way pretty much until you reach the summit. There are some very steep descents on some of the trails and I can't imagine doing it without at least something in at least one hand. Wind chill values as low as -6. The road to the trailhead is closed in the winter so be sure to add 2 miles to your hike when planning. Bring good cheer and chocolate. The parking area for the Van Hoevenberg Trail is located at the Adirondack Loj, roughly 20 minutes outside of Lake Placid, New York. It fills up quickly in the summer and during leaf With 43 (out of 46) mountains topping 4,000 feet, the High Peaks region of New York's Adirondack State Park is a Mecca for serious mountain climbing in the east. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Colden at the green arrow. Strenuous. scrambling This is the same parking lot for hiking Algonquin, Wright Peak, and Iroquois Peak, To get to the Van Hoevenberg Trail parking area. 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