Scenic and Destination Hikes Adirondack Park Region
Rt. 9N, 3.5 miles east of Rt. 73.
Length: a 4.5 mile round trip
Don't let the nearly 2,000-foot gain to the peak of Hurricane Mountain stop you. The long, crowd-free summit views are well worth the effort. The reward includes awesome views of Whiteface Mountain, many other Adirondack high peaks, and on a crystal clear day, the Green Mountains of Vermont.
Although now closed, the fire tower still stands on the wide open peak. This peak is a fine choice for families with younger kids since the summit has no dangerous cliffs or other pitfalls.1
Hurricane Mountain gets its name for good reason; do be prepared for severe weather and wind at all times. Fortunately, one can get off the exposed peak quickly to a well protected notch if need be.
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