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A Nice Challenge!

Mt. Marcy presents a nice challenge. It's not easy, but not too difficult either. As a 57 yr old... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Dave M
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Buffalo, New York
Mount Marcy

We went up Sunday September 3rd. It was our first high peak we have climbed. Overall we really... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Lindsey P
via mobile
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Great for hikers, this 5,344 foot mountain has more than 2,000 trails.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“day hike” (11 reviews)
“highest peak” (9 reviews)
“great hike” (6 reviews)
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Keene, NY
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Mt. Marcy presents a nice challenge. It's not easy, but not too difficult either. As a 57 yr old and despite having four knee surgeries including one complete ACL, PCL and MCL triad, it did present some difficulties with the majority of the hike being...More

2  Thank Dave M
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We went up Sunday September 3rd. It was our first high peak we have climbed. Overall we really enjoyed the hike but it was a very cold day. It was in the 50's at the base but at the top it was in the 30's,...More

Thank Lindsey P
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Hadn't rained for 10 days so the bolders were pretty much dry. There were just a few muddy spots. Perfect weather. We did it pretty quick. 31/2 hrs up, 30 min at the top with a wonderful steward to point things out and 3 hours...More

Thank g s
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I hiked this in August 2017. It is about 14 miles RT from the ADK lodge at heart lake and a difficult hike for someone in shape imo. If you are out of shape it would most likely be very strenuous. I packed about 3...More

Thank catlettfarm
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We undertook this as a day hike, and definitely had our work cut out for us! Wouldn't recommend as a day hike unless you're in good physical shape. Started from the Adirondack Loj - parked along the road a few hundred metres out to avoid...More

1  Thank Robyn S
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Although the day ended up being fairly rainy, especially at the top where the wind really increased to the point where it was blowing sideways, it was still a fairly long hike for any hikers with out much experience. The uneven, rocky terrain is definitely...More

1  Thank Joshua B
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I am almost 60, and completed Marcy Mt from the Adirondack LOJ this week. Unless older hikers are both fit and agile (and bull-headed), I wouldn't recommend it. Sunrise was at 5:15am, and I signed in and started walking at 5:30am (and finished back at...More

22  Thank NewStart78
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Marcy is a good mountain. If you have yet to do a high peak probably shouldn't start here. Usually a very busy trail so if you get confused its easy to ask someone for help.

2  Thank Patrick R
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We started around 830am and it took us about 5 hours to summit, including a 30min break at Indian falls and 10min break at 4500 ft. The climb from Loj to Marcy dam was not too bad, some boulders along the way etc. The path...More

2  Thank Ravi B
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This was the first mountain I ever hiked. Let me tell you know, it will be cold at the top during October (I'm from the south, so I don't truly understand cold). It's also an all day hike, but I came across plenty of people...More

2  Thank JRBradley
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Phil L
3 August 2017|
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Response from Ravi B | Reviewed this property |
You can get to Albany, NY either by bus, flight or train and then get a bus (greyhound) to Keene, NY for Mt. Marcy trail.
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