Gothics is the 10th highest peak in New York State. It is known for magnificent views and is the highest peak in the Lower Great Range. Gothics can be hiked in combination with various other neighboring peaks. It is not uncommon to hike Gothics along with Sawteeth and/or Armstrong Mountain and Upper Wolf Jaw (and potentially Lower Wolf Jaw). Another popular destination very close to Gothics is Pyramid Peak - too close to be considered it's own peak, but widely considered one of the best views in the High Peaks. Several trails and trailheads allow access to Gothics. From the Ausable Club, the hiker can follow the Lake Road to the Wedge Brook Trail and ascend Gothics over Upper Wolf Jaw and Armstrong, the Beaver Meadows Trail, or the trail at the end of the Lake Road that leads to the Sawteeth-Gothics col. From The Garden, there is access to the Range Trail at Wolf Jaws col (again ascending over Upper Wolf Jaw and Armstrong), or the Orebed Brook Trail. The final ascent of Gothics from the top of the Orebed Brook trail involves the "cable route", a steep route where a cable has been installed to assist hikers and to help channel traffic along a specific route.

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