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Adirondack High Peaks
East Central Adirondacks
Dix Mountain Wilderness
Hough Peak, at 4400 feet, is the twenty-third highest peak in the Adirondacks. This peak is located in the Dix Mountain Wilderness and is one of the peaks along the rugged Dix Range, which has five of the ADK 46ers.
The summit is tree covered with minimal views. Most of the visitors to this peak are working on becoming a member of the ADK 46er club. The most popular route to Hough Peak is to simply get to the Beckhorn of Dix Mountain and then follow the ridge along to the south until you reach Hough.
You can also reach Hough Peak from South Dix by starting just north of the South Dix summit on its west side and then following along the hogback between the two mountains then down into a col. Then up the other side of the col to the summit of Hough. Many climbers can bag all five of the Dix Range 46ers in a day but because of the seclusion of this area you should be properly prepared and be able to read a map plus use a compass.
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