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Over the years, we’ve written a lot of literature about the countless Adirondack hiking trails near Thirteenth Lake and serene Garnet Hill Lodge. We even curated a helpful Adirondack trail guide, which outlines distances, directions, and elevation gains for each local hike. This summer, we’ve decided to piece together a comprehensive, bookmarkable Adirondack hiking guide that will come in handy for years to come.
Below, you’ll discover 30 links to 30 unique Adirondack hiking trails, about half of which are accessible on foot from our very own Outdoor Center. Each link takes you to a detailed description via AllTrails.com or Garnet-Hill.com. Hiking (or backpacking) in the Adirondacks has never been more desirable for those with a penchant for the outdoors.
This eclectic collection of trails features jaw-dropping mountain overlooks, gushing waterfalls, abandoned mines, mirror ponds, lakeside respites, and densely-thicketed forests. Many of these spellbinding strolls and climbs are located in the nearby Siamese Ponds Wilderness, a sprawling, 114,010-acre preserve that never ceases to amaze.
Please keep in mind that hike distances and difficulty levels are estimates. Remember to stay hydrated, pack plenty of snacks, and apply ample sunscreen. And don’t hesitate to utilize the on-site Outdoor Center for information on anything and everything related to hiking.
Best Overall Trail: Peaked Mountain
Best Mountain Overlook: Crane Mountain
Prettiest Body of Water: Wolf Pond
Prettiest Waterfall: OK Slip Falls
Top Hidden Gem: Balm of Gilead
Adventure awaits around every corner of this lush, undeniably beautiful region of Upstate New York. Not only are guests of Garnet Hill Lodge steps from a seemingly endless Adirondack hiking trail system, but they also enjoy on-site access to gourmet dining, other activities like mountain biking and paddling, and the area’s top-ranked tour guides. Garnet Hill is also proud to be one of the most beloved romantic getaways in New York, primarily because of our remote location, natural beauty, and elegant accommodations. Please keep an eye out for our ongoing midweek discounts on our website and remember, booking direct is the best way to save!