Elevation

4,857 ft / 1,480 m

Prominence

2,860 ft / 872 m

Summits

69 summits

Top climbing months

July   20%

September  15%

August   14%

Most climbed route

Via the Beckhorn

Highlights
  • 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 hikers not only due to its inclusion in the Adirondack 46ers challenge but for the 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, Carson Peak, and Grace Peak. One of the most difficult Adirondack peak challenges is to do all 5 in the same day; most hikers prefer to break the trips up into separate assaults.
  • Most popular route is to climb Dix from the south by taking the Elk Lake Trail toward Hunters Pass, where a spur leads up to Dix.
  • A less popular route is a lengthy northern ascent starting from the Ausable Club in St. Huberts.
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