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Mount Marcy

Keene, NY
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This was the first mountain I ever hiked. Let me tell you know, it will be cold at the top during... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Mobile, Alabama
whew big hike, not for faint of heart

Did marcy last October, whew, long, muddy, wet, rocky, summit had foot and half of snow, took us 7... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2017
kingston ny
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

This was the first mountain I ever hiked. Let me tell you know, it will be cold at the top during October (I'm from the south, so I don't truly understand cold). It's also an all day hike, but I came across plenty of people...More

2  Thank JRBradley
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Did marcy last October, whew, long, muddy, wet, rocky, summit had foot and half of snow, took us 7 1/2 hours

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Climbing Mt. Marcy is definitely an all day hike.. My husband and I started the ascent on the Von Hoevenberg trail, it was quite beautiful all the way up but for our first time mountain hiking it was quite challenging. We left at 8:30am made...More

1  Thank Dawn U
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Summary of Review: This review ended up being surprisingly long, so I decided to make a summary here. I did the hike to Mt. Marcy’s peak using the Van Hoevenberg trail and it took me 4.5 hours to reach the peak. The hike was VERY...More

8  Thank Van D
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

It's a long hike but not really too difficult with the exception of the 45 minutes prior to the summit. The view from the summit is oh-so-worth it. In fact, it is easy to get lost in the view and lose track of time! If...More

2  Thank prayj
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Honestly, I'm a beginner hiker, but I am always up to a challenge. Did Mt. Marcy on only my second time hiking. I missed the top by 200ft because I didn't have the stamina to complete it, but I highly recommend it. Don't do this...More

2  Thank Emily M
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

It was a long hike! Started at 9:11 am from Garden and getting back there at 8:30pm! So, yes! We missed the shuttle to the Adirondack Lodge! Walk all the way back to the road (about 3-4km) luckily a guy gave us a ride up....More

2  Thank bita10026
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We hiked the Phelps trail up and the Hopkins trail back to the Garden Parking lot. The trail was beautiful but slow going due to lots of rock and root hopping. The Van Hoevenberg trail is more traveled. The view from the top on a...More

1  Thank dfox186
Reviewed 21 August 2016

although we did not race to the top, this hike is a continuous gradual elevation gainer with some steeper areas before the top. overall i feel it was a great hike that offers everything one would want in a hike; challenge climbs, gradual inclines, and...More

1  Thank rettup
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We generally hike in the hills of PA and were super excited to try our first high peak. This trail is definitely an all day hike. Bring lots of water or a water filter plus whatever you like to eat when your burning calories because...More

2  Thank wolfejdc
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I hiked cascase,Gaint,Algonquin mountains previously, am I ready to hike Mount Marcy? I'm not "fit" or athletic. Just obese. I may be out of breath all the time but I get it done.
25 March 2017|
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How many liters of water per person did you bring and how many do you recommend for a July one-day hike up Mount Marcy? If you used a water filter, please let me know where on the trail you filled it, what model you used, and if you liked it. I am a 50ish woman in reasonably good shape (125 - 130 lbs). I love walking and can walk for a long time before I get tired. I walk fast about 20 minutes each day and I just started walking up the stairs in my office building several times a day to get ready for the climb, but my body aches when I carry anything heavy so I am trying to limit my pack weight. Question posted March 2017
22 March 2017|
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I have had there are 4 trails going up marcy. What is the easiest one? Is it really worth the view once you get to the top? Is it technically any more difficult (besides length) than cascade mountain?
30 January 2017|
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