5,114 ft / 1,559 m

#2 in New York

#27,715 in United States


2,100 ft / 640 m

#12 in New York

#687 in United States


263 summits

#3 in New York

#31 in United States

Top climbing months

August   17%

July   13%

September  11%

Most climbed route

Algonquin Peak Trail


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Often combined with ascents of neighboring 46ers Wright Peak and Iroquois Peak.