Elevation

4,587 ft / 1,398 m

#22 in New York

#31,236 in United States

Prominence

256 ft / 78 m

#372 in New York

#7,680 in United States

Summits

216 summits

#6 in New York

#57 in United States

Top climbing months

August   19%

July   17%

June   15%

Most climbed route

Wright Peak Trail

10.8 mi • 4,177 ft gain

Highlights

  • Wright Peak is in the High Peaks of the Adirondack Park of New York and the northernmost peak in the MacIntyre Range.
  • Known to have one of the windiest summits in the park.
  • The usual approach to Wright Peak is from the Adirondak Loj up the Van Hovenberg Trail to the steep MacIntyre Range Trail to the junction for Algonquin Peak; a left turn takes the climber up the last few hundred feet of elevation through the alpine zone.
  • Wright is often hiked in conjunction with Algonquin and sometimes Iroquois Peak by pursuers of the ADK 46ers challenge. Many of these pursuers search for B 47 bomber wreckage and the bronze plaque just north of the summit, which memorializes the four airmen who lost their lives in the crash.
  • Backcountry skiing is popular on Wright Peak.
  • There are long slides from the summit that lead to Marcy Dam and are often skied in winter.
  • Also, the Wright Peak Ski Trail, cut by the CCC in the 1930s, descends the northeast side of the peak in a series of switchbacks.
74 summits • 10.8 mi • 4,177 ft gain • 7 hr 54 min
27 summits • 10.6 mi • 4,373 ft gain • 8 hr 29 min
1 summit • 13.5 mi • 5,092 ft gain • 6 hr 39 min
1 summit • 7.6 mi • 2,534 ft gain • 5 hr 56 min
1 summit • 8.4 mi • 5,589 ft gain • 5 hr 58 min
1 summit • 8.4 mi • 2,333 ft gain • 6 hr 22 min

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