Backpacker Magazine Adirondack Park: Hurricane Mountain 

Don't let the 2,000-foot gain on this 5-mile out-and-back in the Soda Range stop you the long, crowd-free summit views are well worth the effort.

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Author: Backpacker Magazine
Date: 16 May 2006 5:29:32 PM
Activity: Hiking
State: New York (NY)
Distance: 2.51 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 2263 ft
Total Loss: 276 ft
Net Change: 1987 ft
Difficulty: 7 / 10
Tags: Adirondack Mountains, Adirondack Park, Keene, New York, out-and-back, Waterfall Hikes
Rating:   1 rating(s) Rate it

TO TRAILHEAD: From Elizabethtown, drive W on NY 9 N (High St.). Go 6.5 mi. and park near trailhead on R.

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Distance: 2.51 mi Points: 764
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Hurricane Mountain Track

Points of Interest

Summit View

Location: 44.235233, -73.710007
©Marianne Perreault


Location: 44.235146, -73.711411
©Marianne Perreault


Location: 44.211510, -73.722923
Hike NNE past trailhead register, then climb up the lovely gully of Hill Brook


Location: 44.219620, -73.716141
Cross boggy patches on narrow board bridges


Location: 44.220371, -73.720070
Cross brook; a small waterfall whispers among the quiet hardwoods


Location: 44.224300, -73.721802
Shady spots hold snow until late spring (tip: pack short gaiters)


Location: 44.230011, -73.718513
More bridges span muddy spots


Location: 44.231129, -73.717079
Dig in for hardest climb ahead


Location: 44.235340, -73.712402
R @ Y with Keene Crow Trail; brisk winds likely


Location: 44.235161, -73.711342
The old Hurricane Mtn. fire tower (now closed) comes into view near the rocky, extra-wide summit; continue hiking east


Location: 44.235249, -73.710129
Hurricane Mtn. (3694 ft.): Awesome views to Whiteface Mtn., many other Adirondack high peaks, and, on crystal clear days, the Green Mtns. of VT. Look for metal survey marker before retracing route to car


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