The first of the “trailless” high peaks to have a well-marked herd path, TableTop Mountain is quite accessible from Adirondack Loj, making it also one of the more popular of the trailless Adirondack 46ers. Additionally, the start from the ADK Loj means the mountain is quite easily traversable in the winter—you can ski as far as the herd path, which is then usually broken out by snowshoes the rest of the way.
With large, sweeping slides across much of its face, Gothics is one of the most spectacular high peaks to view from afar. It was these slides and the arched nature of the mountain’s peaks that inspired its name, according to local lore.
This loop hike will take you from the ADK Loj, to Marcy Dam and through Avalanche Pass, along Avalanche Lake up to Lake Colden where you will start your steep ascent of Mt. Colden. From the summit you will continue over and drop down to Lake Arnold and continue your descent back to the ADK Loj.
If you're ready for some of the more challenging hikes in the Adirondacks, the Dix Mountain Wilderness offers some steep but very rewarding treks. Dix Mountain, the sixth highest peak in the Adirondacks, lies at the area's heart and four additional High Peaks - Hough, South Dix, East Dix, and Macomb - surround.
On a beautiful fall day in the midst of peak leaf season, the "Giant of the Valley" stood as an imposing figure above Keene Valley beckoning us to climb it, so climb it we did! Giant Mountain is the twelfth highest peak in the Adirondacks and it features some prominent rock slides on it's steep western face.