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Noonmark Mountain

Adirondacks, New York

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  • The trail begins rising steadily right from the start.- Noonmark Mountain
  • Outdoor Project Contributor Cody Updyke on a particularly scenic part of the trail.- Noonmark Mountain
  • Occasionally, bedrock pokes through the trail.- Noonmark Mountain
  • Wooden ladders climb the steepest parts of trail.- Noonmark Mountain
  • Looking up at the distant summit.- Noonmark Mountain
  • Wooden ladders climb the steepest parts of trail.- Noonmark Mountain
  • Early views along the hike to Noonmark Mountain.- Noonmark Mountain
  • - Noonmark Mountain
  • The trail becomes increasingly steep.- Noonmark Mountain
  • Looking back at an early lookout point.- Noonmark Mountain
  • One of many high peaks from Noonmark Mountain.- Noonmark Mountain
  • Giant Mountain across the valley.- Noonmark Mountain
  • Looking down on Keene Valley.- Noonmark Mountain
  • The views to the east.- Noonmark Mountain
  • Looking out on the Great Range.- Noonmark Mountain
  • - Noonmark Mountain
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Beautiful views. Less crowded than other peaks.
Cons: 
Very steep.
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Region:
Adirondacks, NY
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
No
Net Elevation Gain: 
3,543.00 ft (1,079.91 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
4.80 mi (7.72 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
1,165.00 ft (355.09 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Despite it’s relatively short trail mileage of 4.8 miles round trip, Noonmark is a very challenging hike that gets steeper as it approaches the summit at 3,556 feet. It also provides unparalleled views of the Great Range along with excellent views of Giant Mountain and Keene Valley.

Hikers will begin at the St. Huberts Parking area, following the paved road for 0.25 miles to the Noonmark Trail Way road. Turn left there, following until the trail begins at 0.2 miles on the right. While the trail begins climbing gradually, it quickly establishes a series of waves of intensity, climbing steeply before leveling off, and climbing steeply again.

After one particularly steep stretch, hikers will reach the first of several outcroppings that provide views to the all too distant summit as well as several of the surrounding High Peaks. From here, bedrock slabs begin making up much of the trail as it climbs very steeply up toward the summit.

At the top, incredible views of the Great Range to the west, Giant to the east, and several other High Peaks reward your effort. There is just enough foliage at the summit to offer some seclusion, but the difficulty of this hike often keeps crowds at bay. Return the way you climbed, or add a few miles and another peak (Round Mountain) for a loop back to the car.

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