This is the BIG one! Mount Marcy is the tallest mountain in New York; while not technically challenging, it will offer plenty of varied terrain and that means a very long day, on average. Marcy has four trails to the summit, but the primary being the most popular, heavily used and the only one described here. The summit of Mount Marcy boasts some of the best views in the north-east with its massive bare-rock dome. Be sure to tread lightly though. While the Adirondack Park is over 6-million acres, Mount Marcy is home to a small portion of some endangered alpine vegetation. Only about 85 acres in total can be claimed as home to the rare alpine zone vegetation that is being protected. Be sure to walk on the paths laid out for you and stay on open rock.
Beautiful hike to the highest peak of New York State! The views from the top are amazing. However this is a long and strenuous hike. The last part in alpine environment is fantastic! Big shoutout to the volunteers who regularly get to the summit to provide information to the tourists! Great job guys!
I've hiked this peak twice now and each time was amazing. The views are priceless and worth the long hike. This peak might be a little rough for first time hikers but myself and my girlfriend (who has bad asthma I'll add) we're able to climb to the top, just took a little longer. Scale of 1-10 of difficulty I would put this at around a 6-7 for first timers.
one of the most beautiful summit around. the trails to go there are not too hard, assuming some general hiking background, but the trails to do a round trip are at least 22k. Add 1200 meters of elevation, and that summit alone is a good day hike. the view from the top is to die for. you can see a vast majority of the high peaks on good days. be warned that on windy days it is very exposed and make sure to have the appropriate layers of clothing
Great hike. About 9 hours total. Weather was great. Windy and chilly at the top.
Beautiful hike to the top of Mount Marcy. Lots of view points along the trail. Not a really difficult one, but long hike. The last part is more demanding but definitely worth it!