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

185 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Jan 22, 2017. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are Algonquin Peak Trail, From Loj and Trail to Boundary & Iroquois.

Others who’ve summited Algonquin Peak

  • scott
  • snodough
  • spencernowak
  • COdeacon
  • zChris
  • HikeNY
  • sli74
  • savesmade
  • BarnardFILM
  • HopsAndScotch
  • Holmes
  • HHewitson
  • hgpointer
  • pacesetter33
  • corrigan
  • calebcabral
  • fwip
  • scatterbone
  • moetard333
  • RunningWolf
  • tlipovski
  • william.adamczak
  • simondemers1
  • JesseCimino
  • laura12065
  • ThunderTundra
  • Big-Alpine
  • william.t.hoppe
  • tracy
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Routes Used trails & approaches

35% Algonquin Peak Trail

17% From Loj

6% Trail to Boundary & Iroquois

6% From Wright

6% Van Hoe & Algonquin Peak trails

5% Standard

4% Van Hoevenberg Trail

4% Algonquin-MMacIntyre tr, Van Hoe trail

3% Lake Colden to Algonquin

3% Avalanche Lake

2% Wright Peak to Marcy Dam to Avalanche Pass to Lake Colden

1% Algonquin to bushwack to Iriquois

0% Old logging road

0% Towards Marcy

0% Began at Marcy Dam to Avalanche Pass up to Algonquin

0% to Marcy Dam


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5,114 ft / 1,559 m


2,100 ft / 640 m

Height Rank Range

Adirondack Mountains


New York, United States

Summited by

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

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