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Pitchoff Mountain and Balancing Rocks

A nice short climb to the top of a smaller peak in the Adirondack High Peaks
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 3.7 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  A fun hike up Pitchoff Mountain past some glacial eratics left behind called the "Balancing Rocks" area. The summit ridge has great... more »

Tips:  The main trail starts on route 73 approximately 6.8 miles west of Keen. The trailhead is about 300 meters west from the small lake in ... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Pitchoff Mountain Trailhead

There is no fee to park here as of yet. Head off on the Pitchoff Mountain Trail.

2. Balancing Rocks on Pitchoff

Here are the famous Balancing Rocks on Pitchoff. Climb around on them and enjoy the views down to the Cascade Lakes and across the notch to the summit of Cascade.

3. Summit of Pitchoff

At 3,600 feet you are at the summit of PItchoff Mountain. Enjoy the great views of the High Peaks to the south and head down when you are ready the same way you came up.