The Adirondack Mountains are where you go to combine seclusion with scenery in a breathtaking mix. When you want to commune with nature, camping in the Adirondacks is the best option to fully experience the beauty of this majestic hidden environment. The Adirondacks are also known for their extensive hiking trails, available for hikers of all skill levels. Selecting a private camping space with Tentrr gets you close to the trails in a way that no public campground can. Here is a glimpse of the hikes you can enjoy in the Adirondacks.
The name of this hike alone foreshadows the fact that you will be doing some serious climbing, but this really is one of the best fall hikes in the Adirondacks. This is the third-highest peak in New York State, but the views are most worth it when you are able to see the diverse colors of the fall foliage below you. This hike is not for the inexperienced, and you will need to be comfortable with elevation. The Mount Haystack hike is nearly nine miles over rugged terrain, so it is not one of the easy hikes in the Adirondacks, but it is a rewarding challenge for those who take it on.
Hanging Spear Falls
Next to the mountains, waterfalls are some of the most enticing features that the Adirondacks have to offer. Your warmup for the Hanging Spear Falls are several waterfalls along the way. While these are wonderful on their own, they pale in comparison to your ultimate treat. The Hanging Spear Falls drop 75 feet after a nearly seven mile hike to reach them. The falls actually look like a falling spear, hence its name.
Big Slide Mountain
While this hike may seem daunting at almost ten miles, it is easier than it looks. There is moderate climbing to get to the top with a few steep points, but when you get there, you are able to take in a view of the Great Range. This hike, while long, is less strenuous than many other Adirondack hikes. This is a popular spot so make sure to get here early.
Shelving Rock Falls
While many hikes in the Adirondacks are day-long affairs that involve some strenuous activity, you can also find short hikes in the Adirondacks. One of these is Shelving Rock Falls, which combines moderate physical activity with a waterfall. There is some climb, but the great thing about this 3.4 mile hike is that it does not go straight up the mountain but rather lets you climb in a zig-zag pattern to take away some of the steep elevation. This hike is a round trip, so it is a little easier to follow the trail as opposed to keeping track of a loop.
Some hikers want a trail that is a little more than a beginner hike but not one of the full day hikes in the Adirondacks. Cat Mountain offers a little bit for everyone, including some challenges for experienced hikers. Along the way, you will find streams, wetlands and beaver ponds. There are some challenging spots on this hike, but be prepared for a moderate degree of activity.
This is hands down one of the best hikes in the Adirondacks. It's also one of the longest as it is a nearly 18-mile hike. Here, you can see nearly 30 other peaks over the course of your hike. When you get to the top of the mountain, there is a bald rock dome at the top where you can stretch out and gaze upon the vistas below. This trip will take you an entire day, as it will take roughly five hours just to reach the summit of the mountain.
Algonquin Peak hike offers you the ability to climb the second-tallest peak in New York State without having to exceed double digits in your mileage count. Even though you will be climbing a fair amount, the angle of ascent is not extraordinarily difficult and neither is the terrain. When you reach the summit, it feels as if half of the Adirondacks are stretched out in front of you for your viewing pleasure.
While you may not have the time to climb all 46 of the peaks in the Adirondacks, Tentrr can put you right in the middle of the action to at least climb a handful of them during your stay. When you choose a private landowner's campsite on Tentrr, you'll be close to the action in a unique, secluded location, and many locations are equipped with great gear to make your Adirondacks camping trip a breeze.