Elevation

5,114 ft / 1,559 m

#2 in New York

#28,020 in United States

Prominence

2,100 ft / 640 m

#11 in New York

#719 in United States

Summits

298 summits

#3 in New York

#24 in United States

Top climbing months

August   18%

July   13%

June   12%

Most climbed route

Algonquin Peak Trail

8.9 mi • 3,503 ft gain

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.
64 summits • 8.9 mi • 3,503 ft gain • 17 hr 35 min
28 summits • 10.8 mi • 4,177 ft gain • 8 hr 32 min
9 summits • 8.4 mi • 5,589 ft gain • 5 hr 58 min
2 summits • 15.9 mi • 4,177 ft gain • 10 hr 37 min
1 summit • 10.4 mi • 3,577 ft gain • 8 hr 9 min
1 summit • 10.6 mi • 3,412 ft gain • 9 hr 58 min
1 summit • 13.5 mi • 5,092 ft gain • 6 hr 39 min

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