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Pitchoff Mountain, New York - Hiking

Adirondacks, New York, United States

By lydia.crawford

Pitchoff Mountain, New York Statistics

Difficulty

Moderate

Distance

13 KM

Elevation gain

1,066 meters

What are the activities at Pitchoff Mountain, New York ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Pitchoff Mountain, New York?

Pitchoff Mountain is a 3,600-foot (1,097 m) mountain opposite Cascade Mountain on NY 73 west of Keene Valley in Essex County, New York, in the US. There are two summits; the higher summit is viewless, but the northern summit, at 3,323 feet (1,013 m) offers 360 degree views of the nearby Cascade Lakes, the High Peaks of the Adirondacks, and, in clear weather, the Green Mountains of Vermont.[1] There is a 5.2-mile (8.4 km) hiking trail that starts on Route 73 west of the Cascade Lakes, climbs 2.0 miles (3.2 km) to the blind summit, then traverses the nearly two-mile summit ridge to the northern summit before descending 1.4 miles (2.3 km) to Route 73 east of the Lakes, 2.7 miles (4.3 km) east of the starting point.

The Pitchoff Mountain is located in the Adirondacks, in New York. It is a popular destination for hikers, as it offers great views of the surrounding area. The mountain is also known for its cliffs, which make it a popular spot for rock climbers.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-73.877305
44.237573

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Customer Reviews

3 out of 5 stars

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Jarred Ellisor

3 out of 5 stars

Mission accomplished. It's fab!!

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Elsie P. Hunt

4 out of 5 stars

Beautifull

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Brian Lawson

3 out of 5 stars

Nice!

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Mary Frazier

4 out of 5 stars

Just beastly =)

Starting Point

The trails at the Pitchoff Mountain, New York in Adirondacks can be accessed from the parking lot on Route 73.

Why visit Pitchoff Mountain, New York

The Pitchoff Mountain in the Adirondacks is a great place to visit for its stunning views and hiking trails. The mountain is part of the High Peaks region, which has 46 mountains over 4,000 feet high, making it a great place for hikers. The summit of the mountain offers stunning views of the surrounding area, including Lake Placid and the Olympic Mountains. There are also several hiking trails that lead to the summit, making it a great place for hikers of all levels.

Is Pitchoff Mountain, New York in Adirondacks a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question since what may be a good place for one family may not be ideal for another. That said, Pitchoff Mountain in the Adirondacks is a great place for families to visit thanks to its many outdoor activities and scenic views.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Pitchoff Mountain, New York in the Adirondacks are hiking, camping, fishing, and kayaking. A bref description not to be missed would be the incredible views from the summit of the mountain.

1. Hiking: There are a number of hiking trails near Pitchoff Mountain, including the popular 0.8-mile Cliff Trail. This trail offers stunning views of the surrounding area, including the nearby Lake Placid.

2. Swimming: There are several swimming spots near Pitchoff Mountain, including the Mirror Lake and Lake Placid. Both of these lakes are great for swimming, boating, and fishing.

3. Camping: There are several camping areas near Pitchoff Mountain, including the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) campgrounds. These campgrounds offer a variety of amenities, including showers, restrooms, and picnic areas.

4. Fishing: The waters around Pitchoff Mountain are teeming with fish, including trout, salmon, and bass. There are a number of fishing spots near the mountain, including the Ausable River and Lake Placid.

5. Boating: There are several boat launches near Pitchoff Mountain, including the ones at Mirror Lake and Lake Placid. These launches allow visitors to explore the area by boat and enjoy its many waterways.

Where to eat?

1. The Wild Center - Tupper Lake, NY

2. The Boathouse - Inlet, NY

3. The View - Old Forge, NY

4. The Woods Inn - Long Lake, NY

5. Thendara House - Thendara, NY

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the level of difficulty of Pitchoff Mountain, New York ?

Moderate

What is the elevation of Pitchoff Mountain, New York?

1066.00 M

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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