#8 Iroquois Peak

#8 Iroquois Peak - Pure Adirondacks

One of the highest of the Adirondack 46ers, Iroquois Peak is often added on if you head out to climb Algonquin, since the most popular route up Iroquois requires climbing Algonquin to get there. While that makes the hike a longer one, it’s well worth it for the views from both peaks, and is of course a must if you’re looking to summit all 46 High Peaks.

Trail Stats

Distance: 10.2 miles round-trip

Elevation: 4,840 ft

Ascent: 2,661 ft

Follow the route to Algonquin. Then, after summiting Algonquin, you will follow the herd path straight ahead to Boundary and Iroquois. Following the herd path, the trail quickly and steeply climbs to the top of Boundary Peak in 0.2 miles. From there the trail descends over open rock and then climbs steeply to the top of Iroquois, a short half mile from the top of Boundary. From there, you’ll retrace your steps back over Boundary and Algonquin to return.

Directions to Adirondack Loj

From Lake Placid, take route 73 towards Keene, turning right onto Adirondack Loj Road, which you will follow to the end. There will be a toll booth at the entrance where you will have to pay a $10 parking fee.

High Peaks Map

Plan & prepare for your ADK adventure! ADK Mountain Club's topographic trail map, High Peaks: Adirondack Trail Map, revised edition as of Summer 2021. The go-to map for the latest on High Peaks trails, lean-tos, campsites, and public-private land boundaries, many of which have changed in the last year alone.

46 Adirondack High Peaks

Roster of Peaks

Keep it PURE

Remember to Leave No Trace! Buy a physical map, read it, plan, and prepare. Think about the NYS Rangers and medical personnel that exhaust themselves for a rescue that could have been avoided. Pack out your trash. Use a bear canister when primitive camping and cook away from where you’re sleeping. Do the rock walk to help reduce the impact on fragile alpine vegetation. Camp at designated campsites and never camp on or near summits.

Trail Conditions

Know before you go

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