A Guide to Hiking in the Adirondacks

The Adirondack Mountains are some of the most popular hiking destinations in the United States. See pictures of national parks.
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The Adirondacks mountain range and area is among the most picturesque spots in North America. Spanning across upper New York State, Adirondack Park stretches over 6 million acres. There's a lot to do in all of that, including camping, kayaking and swimming, to name a few activities. But there's enough hiking to keep you busy for a decade's worth of summers.

There's a hiking trail for every level of skill and adventure. For the beginners, there are easy and moderate hikes that last between 1 and 4 miles (1.6 and 6.4 kilometers). For the more advanced, there are steep, almost rock-climbing jaunts that last more than 7 miles (11.3 kilometers). There are 46 high peaks to try, and even family hikes with waterfalls, not to mention multiday excursions with the added fun and challenge of camping.

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