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