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A Nice Challenge!

Mt. Marcy presents a nice challenge. It's not easy, but not too difficult either. As a 57 yr old... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2017
Dave M
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Buffalo, New York
Mount Marcy

We went up Sunday September 3rd. It was our first high peak we have climbed. Overall we really... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2017
Lindsey P
via mobile
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Great for hikers, this 5,344 foot mountain has more than 2,000 trails.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“day hike” (11 reviews)
“highest peak” (9 reviews)
“long hike” (6 reviews)
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Keene, NY
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

Mt. Marcy presents a nice challenge. It's not easy, but not too difficult either. As a 57 yr old and despite having four knee surgeries including one complete ACL, PCL and MCL triad, it did present some difficulties with the majority of the hike being...More

2  Thank Dave M
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Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

We went up Sunday September 3rd. It was our first high peak we have climbed. Overall we really enjoyed the hike but it was a very cold day. It was in the 50's at the base but at the top it was in the 30's,...More

Thank Lindsey P
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Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

Hadn't rained for 10 days so the bolders were pretty much dry. There were just a few muddy spots. Perfect weather. We did it pretty quick. 31/2 hrs up, 30 min at the top with a wonderful steward to point things out and 3 hours...More

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Reviewed August 24, 2017

I hiked this in August 2017. It is about 14 miles RT from the ADK lodge at heart lake and a difficult hike for someone in shape imo. If you are out of shape it would most likely be very strenuous. I packed about 3...More

2  Thank catlettfarm
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

We undertook this as a day hike, and definitely had our work cut out for us! Wouldn't recommend as a day hike unless you're in good physical shape. Started from the Adirondack Loj - parked along the road a few hundred metres out to avoid...More

1  Thank Robyn S
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Reviewed July 2, 2017

Although the day ended up being fairly rainy, especially at the top where the wind really increased to the point where it was blowing sideways, it was still a fairly long hike for any hikers with out much experience. The uneven, rocky terrain is definitely...More

1  Thank Joshua B
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Reviewed June 29, 2017

I am almost 60, and completed Marcy Mt from the Adirondack LOJ this week. Unless older hikers are both fit and agile (and bull-headed), I wouldn't recommend it. Sunrise was at 5:15am, and I signed in and started walking at 5:30am (and finished back at...More

25  Thank NewStart78
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Reviewed June 15, 2017

Marcy is a good mountain. If you have yet to do a high peak probably shouldn't start here. Usually a very busy trail so if you get confused its easy to ask someone for help.

2  Thank Patrick R
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Reviewed May 29, 2017

We started around 830am and it took us about 5 hours to summit, including a 30min break at Indian falls and 10min break at 4500 ft. The climb from Loj to Marcy dam was not too bad, some boulders along the way etc. The path...More

2  Thank Ravi B
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Reviewed February 27, 2017

This was the first mountain I ever hiked. Let me tell you know, it will be cold at the top during October (I'm from the south, so I don't truly understand cold). It's also an all day hike, but I came across plenty of people...More

2  Thank JRBradley
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Elena P
February 27, 2018|
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Response from Dave M | Reviewed this property |
Not 100% sure, but take a look at this for Montreal to Keene (Mt Marcy) rome2rio. com Montreal/Mount-Marcy (can't post website/links) It's a great hike! Hope you make it there! If not, enjoy NYC!
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Phil L
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Response from Ravi B | Reviewed this property |
You can get to Albany, NY either by bus, flight or train and then get a bus (greyhound) to Keene, NY for Mt. Marcy trail.
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