Adirondack Forum  
Rules Membership Donations and Online Store Adkhighpeaks Foundation ADKhighpeaks Forums ADKhighpeaks Wiki Disclaimer

Go Back   Adirondack Forum > The Adirondack Forum > Hiking in the Adirondacks
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-22-2014, 03:53 PM   #1
CMiller
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 16
McKenzie Mountain

Looking for help,

Can anybody tell me about hiking up to McKenzie Mountain (Essex County)?

I am looking for general up-to-date info.

Thank you.
CMiller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 11:56 AM   #2
jfbweatherman
The Weatherman
 
jfbweatherman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Solvay, NY
Posts: 24
We hiked it in August last summer. We took the Jackrabbit Trail from the Whiteface Inn, which was composed mostly of rocks and looked more like a dried stream bed than a trail. You may wish to hike from the DEC trailhead on 96, but it is longer and more of an ascent. Continuing on the jackrabbit trail, we came to I think the placid lean-to, which was a nice rest stop. Then we continued onward and took a right onto the McKenzie Trail. This trail starts flat but quickly climbs upward. It's uphill from this point on. Eventually you will come upon what looks like a summit, but this is the false summit. You have to go down and then back up to the actual summit. The views are spectacular! I've attached a few maps and the view from the top. Hope you enjoy the hike.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Lake Placid from McKenzie.jpg (79.9 KB, 67 views)
File Type: jpg McKenzie.jpg (146.6 KB, 68 views)
File Type: jpg McKenzie Mountain.jpg (128.3 KB, 67 views)
jfbweatherman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 06:25 PM   #3
ChrisM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 28
Thank you very much.

This helps a lot.

I appreciate it. I am looking forward to the hike.
ChrisM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2014, 08:38 AM   #4
future46er
Member
 
future46er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 8
McKenzie

I maintain the Placid Leanto.
I had wanted to do McKenzie for years since it is right behind the leanto, so to speak.., and last year began my Saranac 6 with same.
To date, the steepest Adirondack peak I have ascended.(inlcuding 23 of the 46!)
But the views were worth the climb.

Enjoy it!
Then try Haystack for a somewhat similar experience.

__________________
"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation."

ADK High Peaks-23/46
Saranac Lake 6er # 806
Catskill 3500 - 10/35
ADK Firetower Challenge - 18/23
future46er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2014, 09:42 AM   #5
iangoround
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 56
My wife and I just finished the Saranac 6 in May with Haystack and McKenzie. We went in from Whiteface Inn Rd. The trail follows the jackrabbit trail and is a nice wide rocky road bed until you come to a 4 way junction. To the right is the foot trail to McKenzie, to the left takes you to RT86, and continuing straight keeps you on the jackrabbit trail. The trail up McKenzie itself was pretty rutted and washed out in a lot of places with many rock and root scrambles.

On your way back down McKenzie why not head over to Haystack? If you continue down the jackrabbit trail at the junction you'll come to a small cairn and a easy herd path on the left that goes to the top of Haystack.
iangoround is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.

DISCLAIMER: Use of these forums, and information found herein, is at your own risk. Use of this site by members and non-members alike is only granted by the adkhighpeak.com administration provided the terms and conditions found in the FULL DISCLAIMER have been read. Continued use of this site implies that you have read, understood and agree to the terms and conditions of this site. Any questions can be directed to the Administrator of this site.