Hiking

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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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
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
The road is an easy walk, but that's only recommended if your car will not pass by the exposed rocks and small wet sections. The road is... 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
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 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
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
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 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 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
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 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
(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 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 round trip can take only .75 a mile round trip, or expand into the adjoining area. The trail has less than 100 feet elevation change. ... 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
Passing through an attractive wetland area almost immediately from the parking lot, you will enjoy the sounds of local wild birds singing... 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