The shortest and most frequently used hiking route up the mountain is the Van Hoevenberg Trail. I hope you find this map useful. The Van Hovenberg Trail to Marcy will be busy, but escape the crowds by adding Mount Skylight and Gray Peak to complete this classic lasso loop. The trailhead parking area is nearby the booth. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Wide, worn, fairly graded and well marked, one can almost call it the Van Hoevenberg highway. 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. The highest peak in the Adirondacks and in New York State it is also one of only two 5000er in the entire range. Southwest wind 26 to 33 mph. Mount Marcy, New York topographic map and nearby trails. 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. It can see weather that can rival the blows of New Hampshire's Mt. It didn’t say Marcy, but I figured close enough. First of my 46 peaks but inspiring enough to start knocking out the rest. Marcy. We only made it to the first summit because of not having the spikes, and losing day light hours. Strenuous. Mount Marcy is in the Town of Keene in Essex County.... photos, maps and other content from from High Peaks Wilderness. Absolutely beautiful at the top. Turn left following the signs for Mount Marcy. 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. The first 2-3 miles are rather easy. After you have passed the dam, you will begin climbing up boulders, with rocky terrain that lasts until you reach Marcys summit. Mount Marcy is the highest Mount Marcy is a difficult mountain which experienced walkers should only try, particularly in winter. This long trail is a great alternate route for those looking to enjoy more of the High Peaks on the way to Mount Marcy. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible. Waymarked Trails shows hiking routes from the local to international level, with maps and information from OpenStreetMap. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. 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. Its imposing 5,344-foot stature and panoramic views from the top make Mount Marcy a major draw for hikers and mountain climbers. Very slippery at the top, frozen ice at the top so be careful! 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. 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). Cloudy, with a low around 42. To descend, retrace your steps carefully and follow the Van Hoevenberg Trail until you reach the trailhead parking area where you started. The trail to Mount Marcy. On the return, this is another of my favorite sections. Trail was also very wet and muddy. A chance of freezing rain before 10am, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 10am and noon, then rain. It was icy the whole way up. First two miles very nice, smooth and gradual trail. camping and started 5 am, took us about 10 hrs. Hiking in winter requires special skills and equipment. It was steak for dinner tonight! 18 miles covered with Matt Topgun Peacock. Always a great time and some days were more challenging than others due to changing weather. Marcy. She enjoys snowboarding, sunrise hikes, winter, night hiking, traveling, and photography. With three w46er Mountain summits climbed, Grey Peak, Skylight and Mount Marcy highest point of New York State. Chance of precipitation is 90%. The next 3-4 miles are challenging climbing up little rocks and a few muddy areas. 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! 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. This trail will take you to the top of Mount Marcy some 11 kilometers away, through dense forest with some openings and beautiful views. A little difficult with the snow — crampons and trekking poles are helpful, especially towards the top. Mount Marcy Trail Map & Trailhead. First completed this hike years ago when I was in scouts. From the dam, hike downstream to the bridge and continue left following the signs to Mt. Went 9/26/2020 at peak foliage. Tough trail. Reccomend you bring spikes. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. It fills up quickly in the summer and during leaf Wind chill values as low as -4. Very icy and muddy. The Wilderness Campground located at Adirondack Loj is an option for hikers looking to make their hike a multi-day backpacking trip. If you find yourself in this beautiful region of New York, I highly recommend adding the Mount Van Hoevenberg trail to your itinerary! The summit of Mount Marcy is exposed to the elements and is extreme during winter. 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. The shortest and most frequently used hiking route up the mountain is the Van Hoevenberg Trail. 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 … We completed this hike on 10/17. 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. The road to the trailhead is closed in the winter so be sure to add 2 miles to your hike when planning. great hike last 1/2 mile was rough bit great view. Mount Marcy at 5344 feet, is the highest point in New York State. 4.5 hours up and a little under 4 on the way down. Rain. Here is a list of all 46 high peaks in the state of New York. The summit's massive rock dome boasts some of the best views in the northeast. 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. Northwest wind around 21 mph. Colden via Heart Lake Loop, Mount Marshall via Avalanches Pass Trail and Herbert Brook Trail. The last half mile was very challenging but take your breaks and the views are amazing. The hike up Mount Marcy is extremely challenging and should only be attempted by experienced hikers, especially during the winter moths. Mount Marcy peak is the highest point in New York state, standing at 5,344 feet in elevation. went in July 2020 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. Beautiful, tough, challenging rewarding, fun. Leave early and note that micro spikes and poles will save the day. Chance of precipitation is 90%. It is the tallest peak on the official Adirondack High Peaks 46ers list. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. Redfield, Cliff Mt. Super fun. Mount Marcy Trail Conditions These posts have been tagged with Mount Marcy NY , or are within 1.5 miles of it. Dogs … From the base, it is roughly 7.3 miles to the summit of Mount Marcy, making it a very long day hike. The temperature is at least 20 degrees warmer in greater altitudes than in the valley, excluding windchill. 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. Snowshoes, crampons, an ice axe, and microspikes, are a must for much of the route. Mount Marcy. South wind 75 to 93 mph. Photo by Phil Brown. Get ready to take 42,472 steps to hike the 15.9 return hike to the top of Mount Marcy from the Adirondack LOJ. Camping for more than three nights or with a larger group of people will require a permit from a Forest Ranger. There is a parking fee to use the parking lot. You won’t be disappointed, as this trail introduces you to one of the top hikes in the world. Thursday Night Call 518-897-1300 for more info. Challenging but rewarding. Chance of precipitation is 100%. For reference, Marcy Dam is shown on the map above at the red arrow, and Mt. Wednesday Night Mount Marcy is a popular hiking destination. Left and right were labeled “ski trail only” and forward was labeled “to Tabletop Mountain”. Colden at the green arrow. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Download the free, full-sheet USGS 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Mount Marcy topo map as an Adobe PDF. We didn’t make it to the summit due to natural light constrain, but it was a beautiful trail. Well marked. West wind 22 to 31 mph. Hike was hard last 1.5 miles but WORTH it! A longer approach to summit Mount Marcy would be by the John Brook Trail. Challenging and long. Up until there the trail is easy overall. Get to the LOJ early if you want a parking spot. Marcy Dam has roughly 20 designated campsites in the area and 4 lean-tos. A slight chance of snow before 7pm, then a chance of snow showers. Start your hike at the Adirondak Loj near Heart Lake. Otherwise it was fantastic! 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. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. The mountain is located in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks Region in the High Peaks Wilderness Area. Mount Marcy is the highest point in the state of New York. At 5344’ tall, Mount Marcy is the highest peak in New York State. Continue along the Van Hoevenberg for several miles. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. As you start out on your journey, the going will be fairly easy. Wind chill values as low as -6. 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. Bring crampons/mini spikes in attempting to summit after the beginning of November. Above the Corkscrew. Make sure you have waterproof boots. From here it is 0.7 miles to Phelps Mountain Trail, which surprisingly takes you to the summit of Phelps Mountain (4,140'). 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. Mount Marcy Climbing Notes Anthony from UNITED STATES writes: I have been on top of Marcy many times, last year I went in mid November and encountered about 6 inches of snow that fell the night before, and sufficient ice to make it difficult to walk with out traction with temps in the range of 40-20's as you approach the summit with at least 20mph winds during the day. Hiking Mount Marcy, camping overnight and back. South wind 56 to 78 mph. Driving directions: Leave Lake Placid on Route 73 and take a sharp right turn onto Adirondack Loj Road. Andrea is a writer, hiker, and adventurer from New England. Go up the mountain and down the other side. The parking area for the Van Hoevenberg Trail is located at the Adirondack Loj, roughly 20 minutes outside of Lake Placid, New York. and Mt. Cold at the top! The summit of Mount Marcy is located in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks Region in the High Peaks Wilderness Area. We did not listen to the rangers and get the ice spikes for our boots. Prior to White settlement of the area, the mountain was known as Tewawe'éstha ("it pierces") in Mohawk and Tahawus ("cloud-splitter") in Algonquin. The parking area and road to the trailhead close seasonally in Winter. Continue past this trail and pass Indian Falls where you'll encounter a stream crossing. This is the same parking lot for hiking Algonquin, Wright Peak, and Iroquois Peak, To get to the Van Hoevenberg Trail parking area. Mount Marcy, Mount Skylight, and Gray Peak Loop Being the highest point in the park as well as the entire state of New York, this trail is sure to be a challenge. "What an EPIC Day! This is the big one! A fair amount of time on trail without views. Overnight South wind 32 to 77 mph. You can take an even lengthier approach by starting at the Upper Works or Elk Lake trailheads to the south. So the next morning we woke up at 4:00AM, ate breakfast and headed South West on Mount Marcy 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. This hike takes you to Mount Marcy, New York’s highest point at 5,344 feet. Marcy can easily be described as one of the most visited remote peaks in the world. 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. At the trailhead, there is a moderate parking area that has room for between 10-20 cars. The shortest and most frequently used hiking route up the mountain is the Van Hoevenberg Trail. There are two on-trail routes and one can be a long day hike. The view is breathtaking! Beautiful! It’s about 4.5mi (7km) from snow cave to the summit. First peak and was well worth it! There are four routes for summiting Mount Marcy. Mount Marcy is the tallest mountain in New York. Much of the road requires snowshoeing and the exposed upper reaches must be climped with snowshoes or crampons. If you’re a beginner looking for tips and information about hiking Mount […] 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. Low around 8, with temperatures rising to around 14 overnight. Bring good cheer and chocolate. First half of the hike is gradual ascend which gets steeper and will stay this way pretty much until you reach the summit. Be sure to tread lightly, though, as Marcy is home to endangered alpine vegetation. Many hikers will spend a night at Johns Brook Lodge to break up the distance as a multi-day backpacking trip. very windy on the top Start your hike at the Adirondak Loj near Heart Lake. From the base, it is roughly 7.3 miles to the summit of Mount Marcy, making it a very long day hike. Mount Marcy Trail About the Area. Southwest wind 37 to 55 mph. I try to post a new map every day with the latest data, but I have not explored every area I have mapped. It is very important to know weather can be harsh and change quickly. Slippery and rocky on the way down. Start along the trail until you each the Marcy Dam. Partly sunny, with a high near 27. Start from the High Peaks Information Center, where a large parking lot accommodates a few hundred cars. 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 parking area for the John Brooks Trail begins at the Garden Parking Lot in Keane Valley. While not technically challenging, it offers plenty of varied terrain, making for a very long day. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Mount Marcy is the highest point in New York State, with an elevation of 5,343 feet (1,629 m). Continue to follow the road until its end. Up until there the trail is easy overall. Partly cloudy. The hike itself was beautiful and views were amazing. Get ready to take 42,472 steps to hike the 15.9 return hike to the top of Mount Marcy from the Adirondack LOJ. Beautiful views at the top. Mud, rocks, and water make it slow going. 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. 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. Start your hike at the Adirondak Loj near Heart Lake. 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. Friday Night The summit sits at 5,343, providing you with amazing views...which takes about ~7hrs. We were well aware of the storm system moving in around noon. I have hiked and worked in the Adirondacks for years and still enjoy hiking Mt. scrambling Given its relative ease of access, it’s also a popular mountain to do on skis and snowshoes in the winter Always be prepared and check the forecast before hitting the trail. Mount Marcy is the highest of the 46 High Peaks, and thus one of the most popular. Wednesday 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. arrived to Lake placid night before. one of my first highest peaks Went a few more times when I was older. Stayed at the top for 1 hour. 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. Gorgeous hike once you get to the top. Rain before 2pm, then a chance of snow. Big mistake. Know before you go. About 1.6 km (1 mi.) Once, about halfway up, I came to a 4-way intersection in the trail at 3.6 miles. 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 Located near Lake Placid, this Mount Marcy trail is 17.6 miles long, offers 5,068 feet of elevation gain, and gives you the chance to cross off 3 of the 46 High Peaks in one day. Take a left onto Glendale Road at the cemetery. The weather can become brutal, sometimes even fatal when unprepared. 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Super nice hike, Starts off pretty level then picks up to a pretty steep climb, majority of the trail is covered in large rocks, very wet even a couple days post rain, very well marked trail and much worth it once you’re at the top. Be prepared to add a few miles to this route if completing in Winter. 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. View at the top and sense of accomplishment make it worth it. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Christmas Day Do not camp in areas posted with “Camping Prohibited” signs. in, you will find yourself at the first intersection with a sign that indicates the direction of many peaks. Thursday Skylight, Mt. in total. 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