Elevation

5,114 ft / 1,558 m

Prominence

2,100 ft / 640 m

Summits

235 summits

Top climbing months

August   17%

July   12%

June   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.
"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
"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

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