The One Magnificent Hike Under 5 Miles That Every New Yorker Must Take

For many of us, the thought of taking on one of New York’s High Peaks can seem like an outdoor activity that’s too difficult to handle. But what if I were to tell you that there’s a mountain in the heart of our High Peaks Wilderness Area that comes in at under 5-miles round trip and won’t completely kill you? A popular place to start when you’re beginning your 46er adventure, here’s on gorgeous trail in the Empire State that you’ll absolutely want to hike.

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Have you hiked to the top of any of our High Peaks, if so which one is your favorite? To try a less strenuous adventure, take A Drive Up Whiteface Mountain Highway To Get Miles And Miles Away From It All!