Terrain Treks

Where the country begins, waterfalls, fire towers, scenic lakes, and mountain views await. This is also a great starting place to access the hiking trails of the Adirondack Park. Just a short drive from the village of Malone with its vibrant downtown buildings and the surrounding farmland, you'll encounter a variety of trails and varied mountain terrain. Some of our favorite hikes include: High Falls Park, where you can enjoy a scenic waterfall; nearby Lyon Mountain which has one of the last remaining fire towers and is the highest point in the county, providing an impressive 360 degree panoramic view from the top of the tower; and the educational walks available at the Paul Smiths College VIC (Visitor Interpretive Center).

Gearing up

Whether you are looking for a family-friendly outing, a romantic picnic with a significant other, a trail-running workout with your four-legged friend, or to hike a high peak, Malone is a great starting point for a memorable trek. Pick a place to stay for your trip and browse Malone's dining options. If you do have a picnic in mind consider a stop at one of the many local farmstands or plan a trip to the farmers' market. 

(1.5 mile loop, easy) Follow NYS Rte. 30 to County Rte. 458 into St. Regis Falls. The trail is located just north of St. Regis Falls on the... Read More
This destination lies off any developed and mapped trail system; the use and understanding of GPS and/or map and compass is highly... Read More
(.5 miles, RT, easy) Located on the Hewitt Rd. in St. Regis Falls, this is a level walk on a road to views of the waterfalls and rapids on... Read More
This loop trail gets modest use at best, but its layout is quite attractive and not all that demanding. If you love remote hiking and... Read More
This trail is used mostly as a canoe carry trail but for a short hike this has a great payoff. The trail is very easy and flat with a... Read More
There are amazing architectural features in Malone's downtown buildings. The Franklin County Historical and Museum Society has compiled a... Read More
The Kettle Trail is an out and back hike built for equine use. The other end of the trail will reach another access point along McColloms... Read More
The Sheep Meadow Trail is used more often as a cross-country ski trail but it is a very attractive walk in the area and not demanding. You... Read More
(1 mile RT, moderate) Take NY 30 to Route 41 (Fayetteville Road) heading east. Turn right at Studley Hill Road. Go south for approximately... Read More
Start along the trail toward Debar Mountain which also doubles as a snowmobile trail. Pass by the Debar Mountain Trail which will split off... Read More
The trail register is located near the yellow state gate. From here, you will begin a mellow hike along an old carriage road for 1.2 miles... Read More
The road is an easy walk if you need to do such, but this is only if your car will not pass by the exposed rocks and small wet sections.... Read More
This is a very small waterfall that can in part be seen roadside. There is a short herdpath to the side and top of the falls. The path down... Read More
For a long time, Loon Lake Mountain was closed to the public and only accessible via a bushwhack, but now it’s open and there is a nice... Read More
The Pinnacle is what could be considered a hidden gem. Even though it has a well-developed state trail and has been around for quite some... Read More
Passing through an attractive wetland area almost immediately from the parking lot you will enjoy the sounds of local wild birds singing... Read More
Jenkins Mountain From the VIC parking area, cross the paved road and locate the gated woods road which will be to your right and a bit... Read More
This small mountain has no definitive trail to the summit but there is a nice herd path used by locals that access the summit. With no... Read More
Constructed in the fall of 2014, this new trail is sure to become very popular because it is only one mile with little climbing to a... Read More
This small mountain has no definitive trail to the summit but due to its open forest anatomy it is an easy hike to the summit. With no... Read More