Algonquin Peak

Algonquin Peak is the second highest mountain in New York and one of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks in Adirondack Park. The mountain's summit is an alpine zone above tree line with views of the surrounding high peaks in all directions. It lies in the MacIntyre Range and is accessible from the popular Adirondak Loj trailhead near Heart Lake. Algonquin is one of the most popular summits in the Adirondacks. While shorter than nearby Mount Marcy, it is steeper and requires almost as much vertical ascent in a considerably shorter distance. The usual route is via the Van Hoevenberg Trail to the MacIntyre Range Trail to the summit, during which the route gets progressively steeper and rockier.

Algonquin Peak SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by greenlie

96 people report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Oct 19, 2013. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs.

Others who’ve claimed Algonquin Peak

  • scott
  • snodough
  • spencernowak
  • COdeacon
  • zChris
  • HikeNY
  • sli74
  • savesmade
  • BarnardFILM
  • Holmes
  • HHewitson
  • hgpointer
  • pacesetter33
  • corrigan
  • calebcabral
  • fwip
  • scatterbone
  • moetard333
  • RunningWolf
  • tlipovski
  • CSEGGLESTON
  • william.adamczak
  • JesseCimino
  • laura12065
  • ThunderTundra
  • Big-Alpine
  • william.t.hoppe
  • tracy
  • Ryme
  • JessS

Routes Used trails & approaches

49% Algonquin Peak Trail

8% Standard

8% From Loj

6% Van Hoevenberg Trail

6% Algonquin-MMacIntyre tr, Van Hoe trail

4% Lake Colden to Algonquin

4% Avalanche Lake

3% From Wright

3% Van Hoe & Algonquin Peak trails

1% Wright Peak to Marcy Dam to Avalanche Pass to Lake Colden

0% Old logging road

0% Trail to Boundary & Iroquois

0% Towards Marcy

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Elevation

5,114 ft / 1,559 m

Prominence

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Height Rank Range

Adirondack Mountains

Location

New York, United States

Claimed by

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  • scott
  • greenlie
  • catamount
  • tdgrein
  • snodough
  • spencernowak
  • COdeacon
  • ADKinLA
  • zChris
  • HikeNY
  • sli74
  • adkapple

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