While one of the more challenging trailed high peaks, Dix promises beautiful views that are just as stunning and slightly more unique than those from Marcy and Algonquin.
Perhaps one of the most iconic mountains in the Adirondacks, there are many ways to summit Whiteface. In the summer months, you can drive up the toll road and in the winter you can ski up it.
One of the best views in the Adirondacks but not the easiest to get to, Skylight is a great pick for hikers looking for an adventure. Providing one of the closest views of Marcy, Skylight’s open rock face offers incredible views of the neighboring 46ers, so get your Instagram ready.
The third highest 46er, Mount Haystack is often summited in conjunction with other neighboring high peaks, since the most popular route requires climbing over Saddleback and Basin first.
Second only to Marcy in elevation, at a mere 8 miles round trip, the hike to Algonquin’s summit is considerably shorter than climbing Marcy or many of the other taller high peaks.
Mount Marcy is the highest of the 46 high peaks, and thus one of the most popular. 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.