in total. Cold at the top! Prior to White settlement of the area, the mountain was known as Tewawe'éstha ("it pierces") in Mohawk and Tahawus ("cloud-splitter") in Algonquin. I try to post a new map every day with the latest data, but I have not explored every area I have mapped. Mount Marcy is the highest point in the state of New York. This is the same parking lot for hiking Algonquin, Wright Peak, and Iroquois Peak, To get to the Van Hoevenberg Trail parking area. After climbing the Corkscrew, the trail narrows again and ascends gradually for about three-quarters of a mile to a junction with the Hopkins Trail from Bushnell Falls. Mount Marcy peak is the highest point in New York state, standing at 5,344 feet in elevation. Challenging but rewarding. Challenging and long. Get ready to take 42,472 steps to hike the 15.9 return hike to the top of Mount Marcy from the Adirondack LOJ. It is very important to know weather can be harsh and change quickly. great hike last 1/2 mile was rough bit great view. went in July 2020 If you’re a beginner looking for tips and information about hiking Mount […] Tough trail. We did not listen to the rangers and get the ice spikes for our boots. South wind 75 to 93 mph. Wind chill values as low as -6. A chance of freezing rain before 10am, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 10am and noon, then rain. The shortest and most frequently used hiking route up the mountain is the Van Hoevenberg Trail. Waymarked Trails shows hiking routes from the local to international level, with maps and information from OpenStreetMap. Get ready to take 42,472 steps to hike the 15.9 return hike to the top of Mount Marcy from the Adirondack LOJ. Chance of precipitation is 40%. camping and started 5 am, took us about 10 hrs. The summit sits at 5,343, providing you with amazing views...which takes about ~7hrs. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Marcy can easily be described as one of the most visited remote peaks in the world. Up until there the trail is easy overall. arrived to Lake placid night before. Mount Marcy at 5344 feet, is the highest point in New York State. 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. Gorgeous hike once you get to the top. Be prepared to add a few miles to this route if completing in Winter. very windy on the top Many hikers will spend a night at Johns Brook Lodge to break up the distance as a multi-day backpacking trip. Go up the mountain and down the other side. The Van Hoevenberg Trail is a hiking trail that leads southward from Adirondak Loj to the peak of Mount Marcy, the highest point in New York State.Located in the High Peaks Wilderness Area, it is the shortest and most frequently-used route to get to the peak of Mount Marcy.It spans 7.4 miles (11.2 km) to the summit, a lengthy 14.8-mile (22.4 km) roundtrip which can be completed in a day. Driving directions: Leave Lake Placid on Route 73 and take a sharp right turn onto Adirondack Loj Road. 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. Cloudy, with a low around 42. Mount Marcy is in the Town of Keene in Essex County.... photos, maps and other content from from High Peaks Wilderness. 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! Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Only walk on designated paths and stay on open rock at all times.There are four main trails to Mount Marcy's summit. If there is one thing we’ve learned between yesterday’s adventure hiking Mount Marcy and today’s journey up Mount Van Ho, it’s that the Adirondacks certainly doesn’t disappoint when it comes to views. First two miles very nice, smooth and gradual trail. First peak and was well worth it! The hike itself was beautiful and views were amazing. The next 3-4 miles are challenging climbing up little rocks and a few muddy areas. Get to the LOJ early if you want a parking spot. Partly sunny, with a high near 27. Colden at the green arrow. Northwest wind around 21 mph. The road to the trailhead is closed in the winter so be sure to add 2 miles to your hike when planning. Absolutely beautiful at the top. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. A fair amount of time on trail without views. Southwest wind 37 to 55 mph. Low around 8, with temperatures rising to around 14 overnight. Start your hike at the Adirondak Loj near Heart Lake. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Strenuous. This long trail is a great alternate route for those looking to enjoy more of the High Peaks on the way to Mount Marcy. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Very icy and muddy. It didn’t say Marcy, but I figured close enough. 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. This is the big one! Mount Marcy is the tallest mountain in New York. If you find yourself in this beautiful region of New York, I highly recommend adding the Mount Van Hoevenberg trail to your itinerary! 18 miles covered with Matt Topgun Peacock. It’s about 4.5mi (7km) from snow cave to the summit. South wind 56 to 78 mph. Wednesday Night "What an EPIC Day! Overnight From the base, it is roughly 7.3 miles to the summit of Mount Marcy, making it a very long day hike. Nestled in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks region, Mount Marcy is the tallest mountain in the Adirondacks and the highest point in New York State. Hiking in winter requires special skills and equipment. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Wednesday After you have passed the dam, you will begin climbing up boulders, with rocky terrain that lasts until you reach Marcys summit. The Wilderness Campground located at Adirondack Loj is an option for hikers looking to make their hike a multi-day backpacking trip. The summit of Mount Marcy is exposed to the elements and is extreme during winter. Southwest wind 26 to 33 mph. Redfield, Cliff Mt. This trail will take you to the top of Mount Marcy some 11 kilometers away, through dense forest with some openings and beautiful views. View at the top and sense of accomplishment make it worth it. Do not camp in areas posted with “Camping Prohibited” signs. Make sure you have waterproof boots. Mount Marcy Trail About the Area. Thursday Marcy. You can take an even lengthier approach by starting at the Upper Works or Elk Lake trailheads to the south. About 1.6 km (1 mi.) The view is breathtaking! At the trailhead, there is a moderate parking area that has room for between 10-20 cars. As you start out on your journey, the going will be fairly easy. Reccomend you bring spikes. It fills up quickly in the summer and during leaf The hike up Mount Marcy is extremely challenging and should only be attempted by experienced hikers, especially during the winter moths. Went 9/26/2020 at peak foliage. Beautiful, tough, challenging rewarding, fun. Stayed at the top for 1 hour. So the next morning we woke up at 4:00AM, ate breakfast and headed South West on Mount Marcy Trail. The first 2-3 miles are rather easy. The views from the top are hard to beat, and as far as the trail goes, it’s not the most challenging or longest of the high peaks. Skylight, Mt. We were well aware of the storm system moving in around noon. The trail to Mount Marcy. Trail was also very wet and muddy. Mount Marcy is a popular hiking destination. Super fun. The weather can become brutal, sometimes even fatal when unprepared. Left and right were labeled “ski trail only” and forward was labeled “to Tabletop Mountain”. Photo by Phil Brown. one of my first highest peaks From the parking area, it is a nine mile hike to the summit of Mount Marcy via the John Brooks Trail. Start along the trail until you each the Marcy Dam. The summit of Mount Marcy is located in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks Region in the High Peaks Wilderness Area. Leave early and note that micro spikes and poles will save the day. There are four routes for summiting Mount Marcy. Mud, rocks, and water make it slow going. I’d recommend getting started around 7 or 8 am if you plan to do the hike on 1 day, Enjoyable but prefer the view from Algonquin (peak 1/46) hiked summer 2014. After climbing 1.2 miles you will reach the summit of Mount Marcy, the highest point in New Work state with outstanding views of the Adirondack high peaks, Mont Royal in Montreal, Canada, and the Green Mountains of Vermont. Continue past this trail and pass Indian Falls where you'll encounter a stream crossing. Start your hike at the Adirondak Loj near Heart Lake. Colden via Heart Lake Loop, Mount Marshall via Avalanches Pass Trail and Herbert Brook Trail. To descend, retrace your steps carefully and follow the Van Hoevenberg Trail until you reach the trailhead parking area where you started. The shortest and most frequently used hiking route up the mountain is the Van Hoevenberg Trail. At the end of the road, you will drive up to a booth where you are required to pay a parking fee, You must pay the fee even if the booth is unstaffed. Table Top Mountain via Van Hoevenberg Trail, MacNaughton Mountain via the Indian Pass Trail, Mount Skylight, Mount Marcy, and Gray Peak Loop Trail, Avalanche Lake and Wright Peak Loop Via Avalanche Pass Trail, Algonquin, Iroquois and Wright Peaks via Algonquin Trail, Gray Peak, Mt. Beautiful views at the top. Bring good cheer and chocolate. Primitive camping is permitted on Forest Preserve lands in the Adirondacks, but your campsite must be at least 150 feet from a water body, road, or trail. For the last 1.2 miles of the trail, there is steep, slanted bedrock that is challenging and should not be attempted when wet or icy. Turn left following the signs for Mount Marcy. Very flooded out when we went so it would be worth it to bring extra socks. Wide, worn, fairly graded and well marked, one can almost call it the Van Hoevenberg highway. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Its imposing 5,344-foot stature and panoramic views from the top make Mount Marcy a major draw for hikers and mountain climbers. Mount Marcy, New York topographic map and nearby trails. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Start from the High Peaks Information Center, where a large parking lot accommodates a few hundred cars. This hike takes you to Mount Marcy, New York’s highest point at 5,344 feet. Mount Marcy Trail Map & Trailhead. Thursday Night South wind 32 to 77 mph. 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. From here it is 0.7 miles to Phelps Mountain Trail, which surprisingly takes you to the summit of Phelps Mountain (4,140'). Know before you go. Mount Marcy is the highest point in New York State, with an elevation of 5,343 feet (1,629 m). It is a popular destination for hikers due to its stature and great views, and the peak can get very crowded in the summer months. Get to the LOJ early if you want a parking spot. The last half mile was very challenging but take your breaks and the views are amazing. Mount Marcy via Van Hoevenberg Trail is a 15.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Placid, New York that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The hike does offer several different terrains and an elevation gain of 3170 feet, which can make you feel like it's going to be a long day. scrambling A slight chance of snow before 7pm, then a chance of snow showers. Dogs … From the dam, hike downstream to the bridge and continue left following the signs to Mt. Mount Marcy is the highest of the 46 High Peaks, and thus one of the most popular. Download the free, full-sheet USGS 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Mount Marcy topo map as an Adobe PDF. Marcy. Always be prepared and check the forecast before hitting the trail. It was steak for dinner tonight! Slippery and rocky on the way down. Take a left onto Glendale Road at the cemetery. It was icy the whole way up. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. I have hiked and worked in the Adirondacks for years and still enjoy hiking Mt. If you're all about making challenging climbs harder, tackle 5,344-foot Mount Marcy during the winter, when temperatures drop to minus 30F and glare ice smears the standard walk-up route. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. 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. First half of the hike is gradual ascend which gets steeper and will stay this way pretty much until you reach the summit. It is the tallest peak on the official Adirondack High Peaks 46ers list. The parking area and road to the trailhead close seasonally in Winter. Always a great time and some days were more challenging than others due to changing weather. Once, about halfway up, I came to a 4-way intersection in the trail at 3.6 miles. Be sure to tread lightly, though, as Marcy is home to endangered alpine vegetation. The parking area for the Van Hoevenberg Trail is located at the Adirondack Loj, roughly 20 minutes outside of Lake Placid, New York. I hope you find this map useful. Down Mount Marcy On Skis The higher we skinned up Marcy, the clearer if became that the ski down was going to be more physically challenging than the skin up. A longer approach to summit Mount Marcy would be by the John Brook Trail. Very slippery at the top, frozen ice at the top so be careful! Bring crampons/mini spikes in attempting to summit after the beginning of November. in, you will find yourself at the first intersection with a sign that indicates the direction of many peaks. On a good summer weekend, hundreds of hikers will reach mount Marcy’s summit via this trail, while even in the middle of winter, snowshoers and skiers will attack the Adirondack’s highest point following the … Andrea is a writer, hiker, and adventurer from New England. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Given its relative ease of access, it’s also a popular mountain to do on skis and snowshoes in the winter West wind 22 to 31 mph. The highest peak in the Adirondacks and in New York State it is also one of only two 5000er in the entire range. Mount Marcy K44073a7 1:25,000: First Ascent: August 05, 1837 Cheney, John Emmons, Ebenezer Hall, James Henderson, David Holt, Harvey Ingham, Charles Redfield, William Torrey, John: Route #1 : Maintained Hiking Trail: Van Hoevenburg Trail Trailhead: Adirondak Loj 2182 ft/665 m Vertical Gain: 3162 ft/964 m: Route #2 First completed this hike years ago when I was in scouts. 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