Debar Mountain

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. This will be on a mostly flat grade along a snowmobile trail to the junction for Debar Mountain. Take this left toward Debar Mountain; there is a trail sign marking this trail intersection. From here, the trail remains relatively moderate but becomes very wet in areas. After a couple short climbs, you will come to the Debar lean-to at 0.8 mile shy of the summit. 

Once past the lean-to, the climb becomes more aggressive and remains wet and a bit slippery. The trail will sweep by the base of a relatively new slide. The trail then climbs along the slide to its left before climbing very steeply over rocky terrain. Once atop here, the grade moderates a bit and eases out to the summit rock. The summit has outstanding views of the area offering a 180 degree view of the surroundings. This is a great place to bask in the sun on a hot day.  

Trailhead: From Saranac Lake, take Route 86 about 12 miles to Paul Smiths. Turn right on Route 30 for 11 miles to the entrance to Meacham Lake Campground on the right. Once in the campground follow the roads to the trailhead, which is located on the left side of the campground down a narrow dirt road.

Distance Round Trip: 7.4 miles

Elevation: 3,305 feet

Elevation Gain: 1,725 feet

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