Scenic and Destination Hikes Adirondack High Peaks
Hurricane Rd and NYS Rt. 9N
Length: a 2 mile round trip
At 2440 feet in elevation, Baxter Mountain is certainly not one of the tallest Adirondack peaks. The stunning views from the top however will surprise hikers who give it a try. Indeed, for a small investment of time and energy, those who make it to the top of Baxter Mountain are treated to scenery that rivals and exceeds that seen from the top of many taller Adirondack peaks. This sweet treat is also a perfect hike for children, puppies, and those who like almost immediate scenic view gratification.1
The path to the summit can be accomplished casually in under an hour along a generally moderate grade. Along the way you'll see a nice variety of maples, paper birch balsams and hemlocks. Occasionally, you'll also see enormous glacial erratic boulders that offer a Convenient spots to sit and rest will be provided for your hiking pleasure by the occasional enormous glacial erratic boulders, left in place after the last ice age some 10,000 years ago.2
The trailhead is just 20 yards to the east of the junction of Hurricane Rd and Rt. 9N, on Spruce Hill.