St. Regis Mountain

From the trailhead you will have to walk up the dirt road for a short distance to the foot trail on the right, wait to put your snowshoes on at the trailhead if you wish. The trail starts off very moderately over rolling hills. The gentle trail is inviting as you gain elevation steadily. It won’t be long before you will be passing by the secondary trail to Upper Saint Regis Lake, but it is very easy to miss, especially in winter; only a small sign marks the location. The trail will then get slightly steeper gaining elevation a bit faster and then a steep section further up that gets you high much faster. Atop the steep section the trail levels off slightly as you approach the summit. The views from ground level along the rocky top are fantastic with several frozen lakes below. The fire tower is still in poor condition with the lower sections of the staircase removed for safety. It is not advised or recommended to climb the fire tower until it has been restored to safer conditions. 


2874 feet



Distance Round Trip:

6.8 miles

Approximate Time Round Trip:

Families with Kids:            4 to 5 hours

Experienced Snowshoers:            3 to 4 hours

Out of Shape Snowshoers: 4 to 5 hours

Trailhead Location:

From the intersection of Route 30 and Route 3 in Tupper Lake follow Route 3/30 toward Saranac Lake. Once Route 3 and Route 30 split take a left and follow Route 30 toward Fish Creeks. Stay on Route 30 and pass through Lake Clear and into Paul Smiths. Take the first left after Paul Smiths College onto Keese Mill Road. Follow Keese Mill Road for just under 3-miles to the trailhead parking on the left.   

Difficulty: 1=easiest, 5=hardest

Two: This is a moderate hike and never too strenuous.   

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