St. Regis Mountain

St. Regis Mountain is a fairly long hike, but the gradually increasing difficulty puts its spectacular fire tower views within reach of most hikers. There are also fantastic views from the peak's open ledges, making this hike a fall favorite! If that isn't enough, St. Regis is also one of the mountains required to complete the Saranac Lake 6er hiking challenge.

Follow the access road at the back of the parking area to reach the trailhead sign, which is a short distance down on the right The trail starts as a gentle woods walk with a steadily increasing elevation. There are some striking areas of gigantic glacial errata, then the climb increases and some ridges begin to appear. The last portion of the trail has stone staircases, and there's some rock scrambling just below the ridge line, but it's all relatively easy.

The summit fire tower was recently renovated through the combined efforts of volunteers and the state Department of Environmental Conservation — be sure to check it out!

Trailhead: Turn right on Route 86 at the T-intersection in Saranac Lake, toward Paul Smiths. At Paul Smith's College, turn right on Route 30 then take the first left on Keese Mill Road. Follow Keese Mill Road for just under 3 miles to the trailhead parking on the left. 

Distance: 3.3 miles to the summit

Elevation: 2,874 feet

Ascent:1,266 feet

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