Mount Marcy is the highest peak in the Adirondacks and all of New York state.
Lies in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks Region of the High Peaks Wilderness Area.
A very popular summit due to its stature and great views.
Majority of the mountain is forested, although the final few hundred feet is above tree line. The summit is dominated by rocky outcrops, lichens, and alpine shrubs.
The shortest and most frequently used route up the mountain is from the northwest, the Van Hoevenberg Trail, which starts at the Adirondak Loj near Heart Lake. From there it is 7.4 miles to the summit, a lengthy roundtrip often attempted in a long day.
A large section of the trail is suitable for backcountry skiing.
Lake Tear of the Clouds, at the col between Mount Marcy and Skylight, is the source of the Hudson River.
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