The parking area for the John Brooks Trail begins at the Garden Parking Lot in Keane Valley. South wind 75 to 93 mph. in, you will find yourself at the first intersection with a sign that indicates the direction of many peaks. Always a great time and some days were more challenging than others due to changing weather. Make sure you have waterproof boots. Do not camp in areas posted with “Camping Prohibited” signs. The summit sits at 5,343, providing you with amazing views...which takes about ~7hrs. For the last 1.2 miles of the trail, there is steep, slanted bedrock that is challenging and should not be attempted when wet or icy. After you have passed the dam, you will begin climbing up boulders, with rocky terrain that lasts until you reach Marcys summit. With three w46er Mountain summits climbed, Grey Peak, Skylight and Mount Marcy highest point of New York State. As you start out on your journey, the going will be fairly easy. scrambling Slippery and rocky on the way down. First half of the hike is gradual ascend which gets steeper and will stay this way pretty much until you reach the summit. While not technically challenging, it offers plenty of varied terrain, making for a very long day. Turn left following the signs for Mount Marcy. Mud, rocks, and water make it slow going. The last half mile was very challenging but take your breaks and the views are amazing. First of my 46 peaks but inspiring enough to start knocking out the rest. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. The Van Hovenberg Trail to Marcy will be busy, but escape the crowds by adding Mount Skylight and Gray Peak to complete this classic lasso loop. Hiking in winter requires special skills and equipment. Christmas Day There are two on-trail routes and one can be a long day hike. Wind chill values as low as -6. From here it is 0.7 miles to Phelps Mountain Trail, which surprisingly takes you to the summit of Phelps Mountain (4,140'). Mount Marcy Trail Conditions These posts have been tagged with Mount Marcy NY , or are within 1.5 miles of it. Directions To Mount Marcy: For driving directions to trailheads near Mount Marcy click a parking area on the map above, and choose Google Driving Directions. Waymarked Trails shows hiking routes from the local to international level, with maps and information from OpenStreetMap. A longer approach to summit Mount Marcy would be by the John Brook Trail. Stayed at the top for 1 hour. Up until there the trail is easy overall. Many hikers will spend a night at Johns Brook Lodge to break up the distance as a multi-day backpacking trip. Thursday Night You won’t be disappointed, as this trail introduces you to one of the top hikes in the world. The next 3-4 miles are challenging climbing up little rocks and a few muddy areas. Rain. This long trail is a great alternate route for those looking to enjoy more of the High Peaks on the way to Mount Marcy. Went 9/26/2020 at peak foliage. Start your hike at the Adirondak Loj near Heart Lake. The view is breathtaking! Wednesday Went a few more times when I was older. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. It was steak for dinner tonight! From the parking area, it is a nine mile hike to the summit of Mount Marcy via the John Brooks Trail. From the dam, hike downstream to the bridge and continue left following the signs to Mt. Mount Marcy is the highest point in the state of New York. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Mount Marcy is the highest point in New York State, with an elevation of 5,343 feet (1,629 m). Super fun. At 5344’ tall, Mount Marcy is the highest peak in New York State. A fair amount of time on trail without views. First peak and was well worth it! I hope you find this map useful. Start along the trail until you each the Marcy Dam. Beautiful views at the top. Prior to White settlement of the area, the mountain was known as Tewawe'éstha ("it pierces") in Mohawk and Tahawus ("cloud-splitter") in Algonquin. Always be prepared and check the forecast before hitting the trail. Mount Marcy, New York topographic map and nearby trails. Start along the trail until you each the Marcy Dam. We only made it to the first summit because of not having the spikes, and losing day light hours. Well marked. Start your hike at the Adirondak Loj near Heart Lake. Low around 8, with temperatures rising to around 14 overnight. Above the Corkscrew. Up until there the trail is easy overall. South wind 56 to 78 mph. camping and started 5 am, took us about 10 hrs. With an elevation gain of 3,166 feet and distance of 7.4 miles to the summit, hiking Mount Marcy is classified as difficult and should be attempted by experienced hikers or at least those with moderate fitness. Overnight Little or no ice accumulation expected. Table Top Mountain via Van Hoevenberg Trail, MacNaughton Mountain via the Indian Pass Trail, Mount Skylight, Mount Marcy, and Gray Peak Loop Trail, Avalanche Lake and Wright Peak Loop Via Avalanche Pass Trail, Algonquin, Iroquois and Wright Peaks via Algonquin Trail, Gray Peak, Mt. A slight chance of snow before 7pm, then a chance of snow showers. Marcy Dam has roughly 20 designated campsites in the area and 4 lean-tos. Very flooded out when we went so it would be worth it to bring extra socks. A little difficult with the snow — crampons and trekking poles are helpful, especially towards the top. Challenging but rewarding. The weather can become brutal, sometimes even fatal when unprepared. arrived to Lake placid night before. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible. Absolutely beautiful at the top. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Primitive camping is permitted on Forest Preserve lands in the Adirondacks, but your campsite must be at least 150 feet from a water body, road, or trail. Wednesday Night We completed this hike on 10/17. First completed this hike years ago when I was in scouts. For reference, Marcy Dam is shown on the map above at the red arrow, and Mt. This is the big one! very windy on the top Northwest wind around 21 mph. Given its relative ease of access, it’s also a popular mountain to do on skis and snowshoes in the winter Only walk on designated paths and stay on open rock at all times.There are four main trails to Mount Marcy's summit. Snowshoes, crampons, an ice axe, and microspikes, are a must for much of the route. Dogs … Chance of precipitation is 90%. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Mount Marcy Trail About the Area. So the next morning we woke up at 4:00AM, ate breakfast and headed South West on Mount Marcy Trail. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Left and right were labeled “ski trail only” and forward was labeled “to Tabletop Mountain”. This hike takes you to Mount Marcy, New York’s highest point at 5,344 feet. The road to the trailhead is closed in the winter so be sure to add 2 miles to your hike when planning. Mount Marcy Climbing Notes Anthony from UNITED STATES writes: I have been on top of Marcy many times, last year I went in mid November and encountered about 6 inches of snow that fell the night before, and sufficient ice to make it difficult to walk with out traction with temps in the range of 40-20's as you approach the summit with at least 20mph winds during the day. The summit's massive rock dome boasts some of the best views in the northeast. Challenging and long. It’s about 4.5mi (7km) from snow cave to the summit. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Start from the High Peaks Information Center, where a large parking lot accommodates a few hundred cars. Redfield, Cliff Mt. Colden at the green arrow. The trail to Mount Marcy. With 43 (out of 46) mountains topping 4,000 feet, the High Peaks region of New York's Adirondack State Park is a Mecca for serious mountain climbing in the east. Continue along the Van Hoevenberg for several miles. The shortest and most frequently used hiking route up the mountain is the Van Hoevenberg Trail. A chance of freezing rain before 10am, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 10am and noon, then rain. The Wilderness Campground located at Adirondack Loj is an option for hikers looking to make their hike a multi-day backpacking trip. The Van Hoevenberg Trail is a hiking trail that leads southward from Adirondak Loj to the peak of Mount Marcy, the highest point in New York State.Located in the High Peaks Wilderness Area, it is the shortest and most frequently-used route to get to the peak of Mount Marcy.It spans 7.4 miles (11.2 km) to the summit, a lengthy 14.8-mile (22.4 km) roundtrip which can be completed in a day. You can take an even lengthier approach by starting at the Upper Works or Elk Lake trailheads to the south. Download the free, full-sheet USGS 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Mount Marcy topo map as an Adobe PDF. Mount Marcy is a popular hiking destination. Beautiful, tough, challenging rewarding, fun. I try to post a new map every day with the latest data, but I have not explored every area I have mapped. If you find yourself in this beautiful region of New York, I highly recommend adding the Mount Van Hoevenberg trail to your itinerary! Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Partly cloudy. West wind 22 to 31 mph. We were well aware of the storm system moving in around noon. Gorgeous hike once you get to the top. The shortest and most frequently used hiking route up the mountain is the Van Hoevenberg Trail. The temperature is at least 20 degrees warmer in greater altitudes than in the valley, excluding windchill. The summit of Mount Marcy is exposed to the elements and is extreme during winter. Once, about halfway up, I came to a 4-way intersection in the trail at 3.6 miles. There are four trail options for reaching the top of Mount Marcy, though most people who base in Lake Placid opt to start at the Adirondack Loj. It was icy the whole way up. Located near Lake Placid, this Mount Marcy trail is 17.6 miles long, offers 5,068 feet of elevation gain, and gives you the chance to cross off 3 of the 46 High Peaks in one day. On the return, this is another of my favorite sections. Mount Marcy, Mount Skylight, and Gray Peak Loop Being the highest point in the park as well as the entire state of New York, this trail is sure to be a challenge. Very slippery at the top, frozen ice at the top so be careful! The hike itself was beautiful and views were amazing. Trail was also very wet and muddy. Mount Marcy is the highest Mount Marcy is a difficult mountain which experienced walkers should only try, particularly in winter. Nestled in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks region, Mount Marcy is the tallest mountain in the Adirondacks and the highest point in New York State. Get ready to take 42,472 steps to hike the 15.9 return hike to the top of Mount Marcy from the Adirondack LOJ. Otherwise it was fantastic! and Mt. The first 2-3 miles are rather easy. Mount Marcy at 5344 feet, is the highest point in New York State. The highest peak in the Adirondacks and in New York State it is also one of only two 5000er in the entire range. Continue past this trail and pass Indian Falls where you'll encounter a stream crossing. First two miles very nice, smooth and gradual trail. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Down Mount Marcy On Skis The higher we skinned up Marcy, the clearer if became that the ski down was going to be more physically challenging than the skin up. Get to the LOJ early if you want a parking spot. View at the top and sense of accomplishment make it worth it. The summit of Mount Marcy is located in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks Region in the High Peaks Wilderness Area. It is very important to know weather can be harsh and change quickly. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Hike was hard last 1.5 miles but WORTH it! After climbing the Corkscrew, the trail narrows again and ascends gradually for about three-quarters of a mile to a junction with the Hopkins Trail from Bushnell Falls. Super nice hike, Starts off pretty level then picks up to a pretty steep climb, majority of the trail is covered in large rocks, very wet even a couple days post rain, very well marked trail and much worth it once you’re at the top. She enjoys snowboarding, sunrise hikes, winter, night hiking, traveling, and photography. The shortest and most frequently used hiking route up the mountain is the Van Hoevenberg Trail. Mount Marcy via Van Hoevenberg Trail is a 15.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Placid, New York that features a lake and is rated as difficult. There is a parking fee to use the parking lot. About 1.6 km (1 mi.) There are four routes for summiting Mount Marcy. Chance of precipitation is 90%. It can see weather that can rival the blows of New Hampshire's Mt. Snowshoes most of the way, good pack trails, Started around 7:30 am till 8:30pm, out in the dark and totally exhusted but we did it! Strenuous. Skylight, Mt. It didn’t say Marcy, but I figured close enough. Mount Marcy Trail Map & Trailhead. Reccomend you bring spikes. Cold at the top! The mountain is located in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks Region in the High Peaks Wilderness Area. Camping for more than three nights or with a larger group of people will require a permit from a Forest Ranger. At the trailhead, there is a moderate parking area that has room for between 10-20 cars. I have hiked and worked in the Adirondacks for years and still enjoy hiking Mt. If you don't feel like lugging them on the trip, or they get broken in baggage, just pick up a good stick when you start on the hike. Southwest wind 37 to 55 mph. South wind 32 to 77 mph. Continue to follow the road until its end. Know before you go. The trailhead parking area is nearby the booth. If you're all about making challenging climbs harder, tackle 5,344-foot Mount Marcy during the winter, when temperatures drop to minus 30F and glare ice smears the standard walk-up route. Partly sunny, with a high near 27. From the base, it is roughly 7.3 miles to the summit of Mount Marcy, making it a very long day hike. Beautiful! Colden via Heart Lake Loop, Mount Marshall via Avalanches Pass Trail and Herbert Brook Trail. Bring good cheer and chocolate. Mount Marcy is the highest of the 46 High Peaks, and thus one of the most popular. After climbing 1.2 miles you will reach the summit of Mount Marcy, the highest point in New Work state with outstanding views of the Adirondack high peaks, Mont Royal in Montreal, Canada, and the Green Mountains of Vermont. We didn’t make it to the summit due to natural light constrain, but it was a beautiful trail. The parking area and road to the trailhead close seasonally in Winter. Location: across from 620 Glendale Road, Wilbraham MA; Directions: From Wilbraham center on Main Street travel south towards Hampden.Take a left onto Monson Road. Wide, worn, fairly graded and well marked, one can almost call it the Van Hoevenberg highway. It is the tallest peak on the official Adirondack High Peaks 46ers list. If you’re a beginner looking for tips and information about hiking Mount […] Controlling your speed on steep, narrow trails is tough enough if you’ve ridden a lift up, let alone when you’ve tired out your legs by climbing up over 2200 vertical feet (that’s more than many “large” alpine areas offer). From the base, it is roughly 7.3 miles to the summit of Mount Marcy, making it a very long day hike. Rain before 2pm, then a chance of snow. At the end of the road, you will drive up to a booth where you are required to pay a parking fee, You must pay the fee even if the booth is unstaffed. Wind chill values as low as -4. 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