Located behind The Comfort Inn on Lake Placid. Easy walk around the outlet of Lake Placid and through the wooded area. It’s suitable for families, 2 Miles round trip.
Jack Rabbit Trail: The entire trail is a 33 mile trail from Keene, through Lake Placid and Saranac Lake and to Paul Smiths Visitor’s Interpretive Center is a public cross country ski trail that connects these communities. For a leisure portion, the start is located next door to the left of Howard Johnson’s restaurant. This is great for families, being a maintained path that leads to Lake Placid. This trail does meet with Peninsula, be sure to follow the markers. The view is well worth this 2 mile round trip.
Owen Cooperas & Winch Ponds: This trio of ponds makes a relaxing hike with little climbing – views of Great Cliff and Whiteface. Nice spots for picnic or camping at the lean-to on Copperas Pond. Two entrances off Rt. 86 in Wilmington Notch, approximately I mile apart.3 miles round trip.
Connery Pond to Whiteface Mountain Summit: Entrance on Rt. 86, 3.1 Miles from junction with Route 73. Walk through forest and rolling terrain to Whiteface Landing where you can sun, swim, or camp at Whiteface Brook Lean-to. Those wanting a more challenging day can make the ascent to the summit of the mountain 5 Miles round trip to landing; 12 miles round trip to Whiteface Summit.
Owls Head: (2120′) Rocky Peak with views all along the way and blueberries in season. Good hike for a beginning climber. Located off of Rt.73. 3.6 Miles east of Cascade Mountain Trail.1.2 Miles Round Trip.
Cascade Mountain: (4098′) Considered the easiest of the High Peaks to climb. The open summit boasts a fantastic circular view of the other peaks. Trailhead located off of Route 73, 8 miles from Lake Placid. 4.8 Miles round trip.
Pitchoff Mountain: (3600′) A bare ridge north of Cascade Lake with exceptional views and lots of open hiking. Off Route 73, 8 miles from Lake Placid, left side of road. One way 1.6 miles to Balanced Boulder, 2 miles to summit, 4.9 miles to end of ridge at highway (requiring a second car).
Haystack: (2878′) Intermittent climbs to rewarding views of Whiteface, Marcy, and Seward Range. Off Route 86, 1.4 miles west from junction with Old Military Road. 6.6 Miles round trip. Hike could be extended by following McKenzie Mountain trail to Whiteface Inn trail and descending into the resort at 7.4 miles.
Walk around Mirror Lake: Stroll, run, or bike around the lake for different views of Main Street. Great leisure walks, with a brick pathway. Approximately 2.7 Miles.
Cobble Hill: Overlooking Mirror Lake and the village of Lake Placid, this short hike off the Cobble Hill Road offers a 360-degree view of the Olympic Village and the surrounding High Peaks
Copperas Pond: Short but steep the trail to this beautiful little pond is tucked away in Wilmington Notch offRoute86 before High Falls Gorge. From the far end of the pond a great view of Whiteface Mountain appears looming overhead to the west.
Whiteface Landing: The trailhead begins near Connery Pond off Route 86 between Wilmington and Lake Placid. The up-and down-hike of 5 miles one way ends on Lake Placid Lake with lovely hardwood stands and a bonus view of Whiteface Mountain across Connery pond for those willing to venture a short distance off the direct route.
Van Hoevenberg Ridge: From the South Meadow access road off the Heart Lake/Adirondack Loj Road. Stunning views of Klondike Notch and South Meadow Brook are available from this short jaunt. From the Verizon Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg (from the north;3.2 miles RT, moderate, admission fee at Sports Complex) Follow the twists and turns of the new state-of-the-art combined bobsled-luge-skeleton track. Near the Start Building at the top of the track, a trail leads to the summit ledges and views of the High Peaks. Mt. Van Hoevenberg (from the south; 4.4 miles RT, moderate)
A pleasant and mostly level walk is followed by a relatively easy climb up a wooded
McKenzie Mountain: With a mountain pond on one side and Lake Placid on the other, McKenzie as a lightly traveled peak with access from Route 86 trailhead near Ray Brook or off the Whiteface Inn Road on the Jackrabbit Trail