Elevation

5,114 ft / 1,558 m

Prominence

2,100 ft / 640 m

Summits

227 summits

Top climbing months

August   16%

July   13%

September  10%

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.
"Très belle journée avec Mélanie. Nous avons fais un bon 22km avec Wright, Algonquin, Bouandry et Iroquois. Le retour c'est fait par Avanche Pass. Beaucoup de glace pour monter. Les crampons furent nécessaire. Très boueux en descendant. " - fsoucy76, Nov 4, 2017
"I've had this one on my radar for a while and today was the day. There was a ton of rock scrambling, but the view was absolutely incredible and the day was perfect weatherwise. There were lots of people on the summit as well." - MarkEarle67, Aug 14, 2017
"Started out from the Loj at 6am and headed out with the goal of hiking Wright, Algonquin, and Iroquois. Trails were decent until we got to the junction of the Wright ski trail, nobody had been past that point since before the storms that dropped 18-24 inches of fresh powder. We headed up to Algonquin first and spent a lot more time than expected route finding and breaking trail. After summiting Algonquin in 20-30mph winds we decided to skip Iroquois and head back down and summit Wright before heading back to the car. Wright was really ice above treeline, but a short hike from the junction. We " - LGH-Tom, Feb 17, 2017
"Hiked with Tom and my cousin Nick. We started out early from the Loj with a decent packed trail. By the time we got to the Wright ski trail junction we were met with 18-24 inches of fresh powder. We were forced to break trail all day. Luckily, Nick took the lead for a lot of the day and we summited without too many issues. It was windy and cold at the summit and we didn't spent a lot of time up there. We summited Wright after coming down before heading back to the car. " - Kim-Stilson, Feb 17, 2017
"The weather looked beautiful so we decided to climb Big Al and hopefully get a view for one of our group who has climbed it 4 times with no views - unfortunately the forecast changes as the high peaks love to do and by the time we passed the Wright junction the storm came in so his second winter ascent of Big Al was the same as his first - low clouds, blowing snow and no views. But the butt sliding down the trail was excellent. We had the added fun of watching our friend try to skiup the mountain - added some extra time to the hike and a lot of good laughs! Nice short 7.5 mile RT hike with r" - deb-and-rob, Jan 1, 2017

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