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Address: Pike Brook Road, Whitehall, NY
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Old firetower site with spectacular views

A moderately challenging hike to the tallest summit in the Southern Adirondacks. Starting at Pike Brook parking area, the summit is a straight shot up the red trail. Typical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

A moderately challenging hike to the tallest summit in the Southern Adirondacks. Starting at Pike Brook parking area, the summit is a straight shot up the red trail. Typical rocky and rooted terrain. Some steep ascents and some long inclines lead to one of the greatest views in the Southern Adirondacks. Descending down the yellow and blue trails the trail... More 

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Hudson Falls, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I enjoy this area as a hunting spot as well as a great commune with nature I found the largest birch tree I've ever stumbled across near the top it had to be 30 inches in diameter Watch out for the true dogleg turn on the road on way up

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Whitehall, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I have hiked Black Mountain many times. You do not have to go all the way to the top. There are hikes to varius ponds that are moderate to easy. Although the view from the top is breathtaking.

Thank MargeM260
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Great trail, fairly easy hike, but don't go after it rains, the trails where very muddy & washed out.... Also on the way to the summit there aren't enought trail markers

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Queensbury, New York
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78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Althought this is not considered a High Peak the summit has a commanding view of Lake George to the west and great views of Vermont to the east. Start early in the day and carry lots of water and snacks. Bring a camera too! This is a strenuous hole not for couch potatoes .

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Malta, New York
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2009

My boyfriend and I chose this to be my first full mountain hike, all the way to the top. It was a lot tougher than we expected -- the reviews elsewhere said it was either easy to moderate, or moderate to difficult, and I'd go with the latter. The trail up to the summit was wet and very rocky all... More 

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