Hiking in Adirondack Park

Northeastern Adirondacks ADK Fire Tower Challenge
Hiking in Adirondack Park
Northeastern Adirondacks

Debar Mountain
Wild Forest


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The 122,100 acre Debar Mountain Wild Forest is a group of state lands located in the northern Adirondacks, north of Paul Smiths along NY 30.  This large and remote wild forest does not receive the traffic as other parts of the Adirondacks. It's more likely you'll find the seclusion you're looking for on your adventure. The area features the popular Azure Mountain, part of the ADK Fire Tower Challenge and the newly re-opened trail (in 2013) to Loon Lake Mountain, which also features a fire tower. The most dominate feature is the imposing mass of 3305 foot Debar Mountain.  You'll also find two state campgrounds in the area, Meacham Lake and Buck Pond.

Other popular hikes in Debar Mountain Wild Forest include Debar Pond, Debar Meadows, Grass Pond, Hays Brook, Sheep Meadow and Slush Pond. Those who enjoy a challenging bushwhack hike can attempt hiking to the bare 2867 foot summit of Baldface Mountain. You'll find primitive roadside campsites along Mountain Pond Road, some on Mountain Pond.  You'll find more along Slush Pond Road as well as along County Route 31 on Jones Pond.

Destinations in Debar Mountain Wild Forest

Debar Mountain Azure Mountain Loon Lake Mountain
Debar Pond Debar Meadows Grass Pond
Grass Pond ADA Hays Brook Sheep Meadow
Slush Pond Baldface Mountain Hatch Brook Loop

Jones Pond Primitive Camping Area along County Route 31


The maps below are courtesy of Andy Arthur from

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