Elevation

4,580 ft / 1,396 m

Prominence

270 ft / 82 m

Summits

154 summits

Top climbing months

August   18%

July   18%

June   15%

Most climbed route

Wright Peak Trail

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.

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