9 Peaks | 10,000+ feet of elevation | 30+ miles of trail
Whether you're new to the Adirondacks, hiking in general, or just looking to experience the ADK from a unique perspective, the Lake Placid 9'er hiking challenge is your gateway to unparalleled beauty and a stepping stone to the 46 High Peaks!
Although the 9'er is comprised of some of Lake Placid's smaller, less traversed peaks, please keep in mind that it is still a challenge. Seasoned hikers may choose to tackle the peaks as they see fit, but if you are new to hiking the Adirondacks, we recommend hiking the peaks in the order that they are listed, by level of difficulty. The peaks have been chosen in a way that hiking them in order will prepare your body (and lungs) for the hike ahead. The challenge can be accomplished in the standard form, as an ULTRA 24-hour challenge, or as a Winter challenge.
Once you've climbed all 9 peaks, you are eligible to become an official Lake Placid 9'er! To receive your LP 9'er patch, sticker, and official LP 9'er finisher card, please complete the registration form (found here), and send it in, along with your $12 registration fee. Your name and official LP 9'er number will be listed in the roster.
Lake Placid, New York, United States
Disclaimer: This website does not guarantee the trail information provided is 100% correct and cannot guarantee your safety on the trails. Hike at your own risk and always be prepared. The Lake Placid 9'er and its creators are not liable for any property loss or damage, personal injury, or any unfortunate death that may occur while hiking or accessing any trails described on this website.
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