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Adirondack High Peaks

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointMount Marcy (5344 ft/1629 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNew York
Area592 sq mi / 1,532 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent24 mi / 39 km North-South
34 mi / 54 km East-West
Center Lat/Long44° 7' N; 73° 60' W
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Map of Adirondack High Peaks
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Adirondack High Peaks.
Adirondack MountainsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northwest AdirondacksLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Northern AdirondacksLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Adirondack High PeaksLevel 5
                 Sawtooth MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Seward MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Santanoni RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 Street RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 McIntyre MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Northern High PeaksLevel 6 (Child)
                 Marcy GroupLevel 6 (Child)
                 Great RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 Colvin RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 Dix RangeLevel 6 (Child)
         Eastern AdirondacksLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Tug HillLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southern AdirondacksLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Adirondack High Peaks

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Mount Marcy53441629Marcy Group
2.Algonquin Peak51151559McIntyre Mountains
3.Mount Haystack49611512Marcy Group
4.Mount Skylight49251501Marcy Group
5.Iroquois Peak48431476McIntyre Mountains
6.Boundary Peak48291472McIntyre Mountains
7.Basin Mountain48261471Great Range
8.Dix Mountain4823+1470+Dix Range
9.Gothics47341443Great Range
10.Mount Colden47151437Marcy Group
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Mount Marcy53441629Marcy Group
2.Algonquin Peak51151559McIntyre Mountains
3.Basin Mountain48261471Great Range
4.Dix Mountain4823+1470+Dix Range
5.Santanoni Peak46061404Santanoni Range
6.Nippletop4593+1400+Colvin Range
7.Table Top Mountain44131345Northern High Peaks
8.Seward Mountain4331+1320+Seward Mountains
9.Street Mountain4134+1260+Street Range
10.Sawtooth Mountains3839+1170+Sawtooth Mountains



Photos of Peaks in the Adirondack High Peaks

Mount Marcy

Marcy is framed by trees in this view from Lake Tear of the Clouds, the highest lake source of the Hudson.
Algonquin Peak

The high dome of Algonquin from Boundary Peak.
Mount Haystack

Mount Haystack from Mount Marcy (1984-06-25).
Santanoni Peak

Santanoni is frosted with snow in this view from the High Peaks Overlook in Newcomb, NY (2003-10-06).
Calamity Mountain
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An Adirondack scene: Calamity Mountain from Mount Adams, with High Peaks Colden and Algonquin in the background (2008-10-31). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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Seymour Mountain
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Seymour Mountain in the northern High Peaks of the Adirondacks (2009-09-15). Photo by Jordan Craig.
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