Hiking in Adirondack Park

Central Adirondacks Siamese Ponds Wilderness
Hiking in Adirondack Park
Central Adirondacks
Siamese Ponds Wilderness

Black Mountain


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Black Mountain is located in the southwestern corner of the Siamese Ponds Wilderness in the central Adirondacks. There are open areas just south of its 2746 foot summit that offer spectacular views. There are no established trails that lead to the views. This hike requires a crossing of the East Sacandaga River and then a bushwhack to reach the open areas.

Directions: There are two places you can park for this hike. They are both located along NY 8 north of the NY 30 junction. The first is a large unmarked dirt parking area on the southeastern side of the road. This parking area is sometimes referred to as the Shanty Brook Parking Area. The GPS coordinates of the parking area is N43 32.148 W74 08.482. The other parking is near a designated roadside campsite along NY 8 on the same side of the river. The GPS coordinated are N43 32.305 W74 08.449.

This hike should only be attempted by those who feel comfortable hiking trail less destinations, are good with a compass and maps. This also should not be attempted during times of high water as this bushwhack requires a crossing the wide East Branch Sacandaga River. While very wide, the river is usually easily crossed during the summer months and during dry times.

To see some pictures of this hike check out this facebook page.

For more information on other hikes we suggest purchasing the Adirondack Central Trails Map Pack from the Adirondack Mountain Club. This is a great tool for planning your hiking adventure in the central Adirondacks. Look below for a map of the area of Black Mountain.


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