Elevation

5,114 ft / 1,558 m

Prominence

2,100 ft / 640 m

Summits

250 summits

Top climbing months

August   16%

July   13%

September  12%

Most climbed route

Algonquin Peak Trail

Highlights

  • 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.
"Second (and technically Third as we climbed over on the way back) time up here. Headed out to Iroquois to get #17/46. Algonquin is such a beautiful summit, I had no problem doing it again. We took our good friend Roger with us for his first 5,000er and along with Iroquois, his 5th and 6th High peaks." - UK-Ranger, Sep 7, 2018
"Was a great day for weather, Sunny with few clouds and about26c. Got a great parking spot at 8am @ the ADK Loj , Met a few friendly hikers along the way. Great long hike with the guys and seemed much longer coming back lol We did it" - ramjet1963, Sep 7, 2018
"Leaving Beaver point camp site in morning, hiked up the pass to the Boundary peaks. This was on tough climb up, lots of boulders and hiking along side waterfalls, plus straight up fir 2 miles. The waterfalls were awesome though and made it more enjoy able!" - blackwolf_03278, Jul 8, 2018
"Climbed up to the ridge from Lake Colden and made the traverse across the Macintyres. Summitting Boundary, Iroquois, Algonquin and Wright and taking in the gorgeous views all along the way. " - Right-On, Jun 16, 2018
"One of my most enjoyable hikes so far. Perfect conditions, hardly anyone around, no insects. Took my time and just enjoyed the journey. Reaching the top of Wright and spending some time at the summit out of the wind was lovely. Was very pleased to have enough energy to tackle Algonquin as well and this felt like a real achievement. Will have to head back up at some point to bag Iroquois! " - rhinteractive, May 8, 2018

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