Dix Mountain

Dix Mountain is the sixth highest peak in the High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Park. The slides on Dix give it a distinctive look. While it stands somewhat south of the main High Peaks region and is more difficult to reach, the steep and challenging climb is popular with serious hikers not only due to its status as a required peak for Adirondack Forty-Sixers but for open views of the region from its summit. Dix is also the gateway to four other High Peaks in the Dix Range, all of them, unlike Dix itself, officially trail-less: Hough, Macomb, South Dix and East Dix. One of the most difficult Adirondack peakbagging challenges is to do all five in the same day; most hikers prefer to break the trips up into separate assaults. Hikers commonly choose to climb Dix from the south by taking the Elk Lake Trail toward Hunters Pass, where a spur leads up to Dix. Less frequently, a lengthy northern ascent can start from the Ausable Club in St. Huberts.

Dix Mountain SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by spencernowak

53 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on May 12, 2016. 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 Round Pond, Via the Beckhorn and Hunters Pass/Dix Trails.

Others who’ve summited Dix Mountain

  • snodough
  • spencernowak
  • zChris
  • Holmes
  • fred
  • mc1281
  • RunningWolf
  • william.adamczak
  • simondemers1
  • laura12065
  • loonee1
  • chancheroo
  • tracy
  • JessS
  • leigh-annewebster
  • Grog
  • curthoffart
  • Rik
  • kristin
  • k2mcbeth

Routes Used trails & approaches

26% Round Pond

17% Via the Beckhorn

11% Hunters Pass/Dix Trails

9% Dix/Beckhorn Trails

7% Herdpath to Hough, Lillian Brook herdpath

5% Herdpath from Hough, trail over Beckhorn

5% Dix Trail

5% Dix Range Traverse

5% Elk Lake-Beckhorn trail

3% Social Trails


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4,857 ft / 1,480 m


2,860 ft / 872 m

Height Rank Range

Adirondack Mountains


New York, United States

Summited by

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  • snodough
  • spencernowak
  • zChris
  • HikeNY
  • newenglandwarrior
  • Holmes
  • Hobbit
  • PJSelmer
  • Oddvar
  • scatterbone
  • fred
  • mc1281

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