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).

Hikes outside of the High Peaks

Hikes outside of the High Peaks, en Francais

Before heading out, be sure to review Leave No Trace ethics to ensure you're protecting the Adirondacks for future generations! The DEC is a great resource for more outdoor recreation related information.

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. 

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Walk this square, which is a 1.4 mile loop. Interesting architecture and three river crossings make this one lively and interesting. At... Read More
This trail is not marked but is very easy to follow as it is the remnants of an old forest road. If you are a birding fan this trail might... Read More
This lovely nature walk doubles as a cross country ski trail in the winter. Flat broad paths end at a viewing station at the edge of a box... Read More
This round trip can take only .75 a mile round trip, or expand into the adjoining area. Trial has less than 100 feet elevation change. ... Read More
How to get there From the intersection of Route 9N and Route 22 in Westport follow Route 22. Continue for 0.5 miles to Lake Shore Road on... Read More
This paved loop starts at the Duane St. pavilion, near the parking lot. Follow the path over the bridge and let it take you through the... 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
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
This trail is not heavily used but it does get some attention from hunters (during the season) and from fishermen. Even though it's mainly... Read More
This charming park has a parking area marked with many stones from the old mills. These round wheels would grind local grain into flour.... Read More
This trail is an easy walk at first, and as it gets steeper there are switchbacks and a set of stairs to keep it from getting too steep. ... Read More
This is an amazing tumble of river rocks with a hiking path alongside the most scenic parts. At the namesake Split Rock there is the... Read More
(1.5 mile loop, easy) Follow Route 11b through East Dickinson and into St. Regis Falls. Turn at the dam and pumphouse and take Port Kent Rd... 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
This is a 1.5 mile round-trip hike over level ground. Follow the blue markers to to falls. A curtain slide type with a thirty foot drop... Read More
This is a mile, or two mile, round trip, depending on whether or not we take the forest trail. Take the paved path clockwise from the... Read More
The Pinnacle is a hidden gem. Even though it has a well-developed state trail and has been around for quite some time, it still gets missed... Read More
There are amazing architectural features in Malone's downtown buildings. The Franklin County Historical and Museum Society has compiled a... 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
(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
This hike offers an incredible view from the 1917 restored fire tower. As always, this mountain is the place to go for views that reach as... 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
This short trail is located at the back of the small sandpit area. The trail is slightly downhill with decent footing. It leads to the... Read More
Park on the street and go to the back of the St. George Catholic Church parking lot, where there is a pedestrian gate and several hiking... Read More