4,607 ft / 1,404 m


2,340 ft / 713 m


73 summits

Top climbing months

August   20%

September  16%

July   16%

Most climbed route

Santanoni Express Herd Path


  • Santanoni Peak is an Adirondack 46er mountain located in the Santanoni Mountains of the High Peaks Wilderness Area in the Adirondacks.
  • A remote peak with no official trail to the summit.
  • Flanked to the north by Panther Peak, and to the southwest by Little Santanoni Mountain.
"A wet Saturday, a great Marine Corp day to march through the slop of the Santanoni Range. We took off around 6:30am headed out to Bradley Pond and up the herd path to Herald Square and out to Panther 1st. No views, rain and mud was the theme of the hole trip. After descending Panther we hit Time Square had a snack and went on to Couch. By the time we hit the Couch summit there was hints of sun and views above the clouds. Left Couch, went back up to Time Square and out to Santanoni! Finally some sun and the skies were clear for pictures. Views North, South and East were great, unfortunately low" - hbotc, Aug 19, 2017
"Solo-ish. Santanoni (33), Couchsachraga (34), Panther (35), clockwise. Started out my day with an interesting encounter in the dark as I pulled into the parking area around 0500 & roused Arran Duncan, an older gentleman who was sleeping in his van. I later spent about half of the hike out in his company, though we started out separately. I signed into the very shaky trail register at 0510, and headed down a nice gravel road, followed by the super rock-hoppy blue trail to the "Santanoni Express". The second bridge crossing I encountered was completely shot halfway across, and I wound up sketch" - kellieirene, Oct 7, 2016
"Concerns about the snow earlier in the week made me delay the hike by a day. Went up the Santanoni Express. Followed a guy's footprints to closely so when he lost the trail, so did I. Ended up bushwacking up the steep side to the herd path near the summit. Great views. Snow and ice on the ground. First peak of the day." - newenglandwarrior, Apr 29, 2016
"Started out the day at Tahawus and we were on trail by 6:45. Headed in the well worn road to the Bradley Pond junction (~1.8 miles in). Followed Bradley Pond trail through to the Herald Sq herdpath and then to Panther, onto Couchsachraga and Santanoni. All trails through this point were in excellent shape - the trail to Couch is a bit tight and is a bit of a trek on the way back - it took us 1 hr 5m from TS on the way out and 1h15m on the way back to TS. Santa is a steep climb in parts and a tight trail in parts as well that opens to a nice open summit. We took the Santa Express down which" - deb-and-rob, Mar 8, 2014
"This was my second time doing the santanoni range. I had climbed them about 15 years earlier before leaving for the army. Not a bad hike this time around. The santinonies have low lying saddles between them that form Boggs. Extremely wet most of the year. Be prepared to get muddy. " - jouv236, Jul 15, 2013



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