Mount Marcy is located in the heart of the Adirondacks High Peaks region. It is the highest peak in New York State at an elevation of 5344 feet. Marcy has excellent views of the Adirondack Park and surrounding peaks.
Distance: 15.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 3100 feet
Our Time: 8 hours
Trailhead Location: 1002 Adirondack Loj Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946
The first 4 miles to Marcy Dam are relatively easy and quick. From there, the hike becomes a moderate climb to the base of Mount Marcy. Indian Falls is a short 100 foot detour from the trail and provides clear views of the Macintyre Range (Wright, Algonquin, Iroquois). The final mile over the shoulder of Marcy to the summit is the steepest portion and will be a much slower pace than the rest of the hike. Allow enough time to enjoy the views from the top of New York State!
Views Along the Way: