10 Adirondack Mountains Pok-O-MacCready Campers Climb

With picturesque summits and diverse forests, the Adirondacks represent one of the most dramatic mountain ranges in the country, and Pok-O-MacCready is proud to call them home. Our Adirondack summer camp is nestled among a group of small local mountains, which serve as a gentle introduction to hiking, camping and wilderness skills.

Becoming an “Adirondack 46er”

After exploring the beautiful views of Lake Champlain and the local landscape, many Pok-O campers choose to expand their horizons in the Adirondack High Peak Wilderness. Each summer, Pok-O-MacCready offers hiking trips to all forty-six high peaks, with elevations over 4,000 feet. Individual campers and counselors who hike all forty-six, usually over the course of several summers, are then celebrated as “Adirondack 46ers”.

10 Adirondack Mountains

Here are 10 of the Adirondack High Peaks included in Pok-O-MacCready’s Adirondack Summer Camp itinerary.

CascadeCascade Mountain – Regarded as one of the easiest of the 46 High Peaks, the distance to the top is 2.4 miles with an ascent of 1,940 feet. A treeless summit affords hikers spectacular views.

 

Lower WolfjawLower Wolf Jaw Mountain – This hike is 8.7 miles with an elevation of 4,175 feet, and takes about 8 hours. The summit is mostly tree covered, but the hike up is the best part.

 

Upper WolfjawUpper Wolf Jaw Mountain – At 4,185 feet, this is the 29th highest peak. It takes 11 hours to hike the 12.7 miles and, at 2.3 miles, there are nice views of Big Slide and Whiteface Mountains.

 

SaddlebackSaddleback Mountain – The 17th highest peak at 4,515 feet, it takes approximately 10 hours to hike. It’s 13.4 miles to the top and features a double summit, connected by a ridgeline.

 

TabletopTabletop Mountain – Located in Essex County, this mountain is the 19th highest peak in New York. The hike is 15.2 miles, takes an average of 13 hours, and has three summits.

 

GothicsGothics Mountain – At 4,736 feet, this hike can be 15 miles round-trip, and take up to 10 hours to complete. There are fixed cables and ladders along the route and a hidden cave at the summit.

 

GiantGiant Mountain – The trail is 6 miles long and will take between 4 and 10 hours to hike, round-trip. Located far from the other peaks, it stands out as a giant at an elevation of 4,627 feet.

 

WrightWright Peak – This hike is 7 miles long and will take an average of 7 hours. At the summit, remnants of a U.S. B-47 bomber are scattered from a crash in 1962 and marked with a plaque.

 

WhitefaceWhiteface Mountain – A popular ski destination near Lake Placid, this mountain offers a 360-view of the Adirondacks, Vermont and Canada. The hike is 10.4 miles and takes about 8.5 hours.

 

MarcyMount Marcy – At 5,344 feet, this is the highest peak in New York State and one of the most visited in the world. The 7.4 mile hike to the summit is worth the trek, which is usually completed over 2 days.   

 

Wilderness Camp in the Adirondacks

At Pok-O-MacCready, every camper has the opportunity to participate in a variety of wilderness experiences. Wilderness trips set out nearly every day and vary in length from half-day to day-long, overnight and multi-day excursions. There are trips of varying difficulty levels and distance to appeal to all campers.

Request a free DVD from Pok-O-MacCready Camps to learn more about our wilderness camp in the Adirondacks.

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Pok-O-MacCready Camps
1391 Reber Road, Willsboro, NY 12996

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

800.982.3538 (within the U.S.)
518.963.7656
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