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New York DEC Offers Hiking Trail Updates for the Adirondack Mountains

Hiking Upstate NY

Experience a great seasonal hike in the Adirondack Mountains with ease using the NYS DEC’s trail updating website.

Adirondack trail hiking in New York is all about ease of use in an area where trails can be had for novices and pros alike.

When you need information on specific trails whether it is closures, whereabouts, or simply notices the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website has all the information pertaining to the portion of the Adirondacks in region 5.

This picture will give you a good idea where to start your search for quality hiking in NY’s Adirondack region.


Each of the six areas listed have their own unique hiking experience. While the information is well rounded the NYS DEC still reminds people that it is general in nature and there are important things to remember:

It may not reflect current conditions such as rain, snow, or wind. Hiking trails can be rugged and proper footwear must be worn. Weather conditions can change at a moment’s notice particularly in the fall, winter, and spring.

Maybe the most important of all- always tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return.

Just to whet your appetite for a gorgeous hike in this famous eastern U.S. mountain range, here’s a video to get you going:

The best way to find the most current conditions is to contact a Forest Ranger in the specific region you wish to use. To do that you can use the provided link, or call the region 5 DEC office at 518-897-1200.

Cover photo via Hiking Upstate NY


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New York DEC Offers Hiking Trail Updates for the Adirondack Mountains