High Peaks Mountain Guides

Guide Services

At High Peaks Mountain Guides, we have everything you need for your Adirondack adventures! We specialize in comprehensive outfitting, gear rentals, and trip planning for single and multi-day trips in the Adirondack State Park. We offer private instruction, group programs, school outings and vacation getaways for half-day, full-day, overnight, and multi-day excursions.

We are based out of Lake Placid but are happy to meet you in the Malone area with all the gear and guiding experience you need to take you on your next great adventure! 

We are honored to have some of the finest and most experienced licensed New York State guides in the Adirondack Park as well as a professional sales staff to help you gear up and prepare for your next adventure. We are fully insured and have guides certified by Red Cross, American Heart Association, SOLO, New York State and AMGA. We are a member of the American Canoe Association and partners with the American Alpine Club.

Read more below to discover all we have to offer at High Peaks Mountain Guides!


Malone is one of the premier fishing destinations in northern NY and we've got all the gear and experience you need to make your next fly fishing trip one you remember. 

Camping and Backpacking

For those who really want to explore the backcountry we’ll help you get there on an overnight camping or multi-day backpacking trip. We offer hiking trips, multi-sport trips (e.g. canoeing, hiking and camping), as well as winter mountaineering camping adventures. 

Road Biking and Adventure Cycling

The Malone roadways and byways offer world-class road routes and scenery. Our professional staff will make you feel comfortable and confident; from beginner riders to experienced racers we offer the very best that the Adirondacks have to offer. Choose an inclusive trips—with rentals and outfitting, support vehicles, energy food and drink—or customize your adventure to meet your needs. What’s best of all: at the end of the day our technicians will clean, polish and tune your two-wheel friend!

Mountain Biking

Our downtown Lake Placid store—High Peaks Cyclery—has a repair, rental and sales department ready to set you up for a great day of mountain biking. We are located just one mile from the infamous Lussi Trail System and Logger’s Loop, so you can park and ride right from our shop parking lot! Our High Peaks Mountain Bike Center at Mount Van Hoevenberg (OSC) offers excellent opportunities to ride some of the best trails in the Adirondacks; with well over 20 kilometers of world class single track trails and even more double track trails, there’s something for everyone at Van Ho. Stop by for rental bikes, lessons, repair center, slalom and trail courses and chat with our friendly and professional staff. To hone your skills sign up for a “Fun Not Fear" Dirt Camp and become the rider you always wanted to be. Interested in a thrilling downhill riding experience? We also run the Downhill Mountain Bike Center at Whiteface Mountain; take the gondola up to the top of Little Whiteface and ride the steepest mountain in the east!


Hiking is one of the most popular ways to explore the beauty of northern NY. Join High Peaks Mountain Guides and explore a fire tower mountain, or take a scenic stroll with an educational focus. Our guides have a wealth of knowledge of the area, from the trail systems to the history and environment, and we are happy to customize your hike to best meet your interests, goals, and ability!

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