The top of Mount Marcy is the highest point in the state of New York. This high peak stands 5,344 feet and is in the middle of Adirondack Park. It’s one of the most commonly summited peaks in the Adirondacks, and thousands of hikers climb it each year.

As anyone who loves the Adirondacks knows, if you plan to hike in these mountains, you’d better prepare for rain. And, even if it doesn’t rain, there’s a good chance you’ll encounter some clouds. There are sunny days in the Adirondacks too, of course, but no hiker here is ever surprised about an overcast day.

With that said, there are lots of benefits to hiking into the clouds, too. It’s never too hot. There’s always plenty of water. You’ll feel like you’re in a mystical fairyland. And clouds often make your photographs even better. Read on to learn more about climbing Mount Marcy via the Van Hoevenberg Trail.

The hike to the top of Mount Marcy on the Van Hoevenberg Trail may be cloudy, but it’s well worth it no matter what the weather. You’ll never forget hiking up the tallest mountain in New York, and you’ll love being inside a cloud.

If you’re looking for some more memorable hikes in New York, check out this post for more ideas: Take These 12 Incredible New York Hikes, One For Each Month Of The Year

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