Hadley Mountain

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Hadley Mountain has an open summit with good views to the east, south (including the Great Sacandaga Lake), and west, but it also has a restored fire tower which allows great views in all directions. The trail is never very steep and is in generally good condition.

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Deb Havens (82)

1 Completed1 Reviews

This is a pretty steep climb. It will definitely get your heart rate up! I would not say this was an easy climb.

Jess Flynn (58)

3 Completed3 Reviews

Beautiful hike, although I don't know if I would rate it as "easy." Gorgeous views from the fire tower!

Linda Brown (73)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Fantastic views from the top and firetower made the seemingly never-ending rocky uphill worth the work.

Amanda V (1163)

50 Completed32 Reviews

This is a short hike of 3.8 miles RT, but it wasn't exactly easy. It is pretty steep walking on rock slabs most of the way up. The first mile is directly uphill. Then it levels off for a short time, another uphill climb, and levels off to the top. Views are EXCELLENT! And climbing the firetower is fun and leads to more great views.

Chris Roberts (1621)

19 Completed15 Reviews

The trail was rocky and somewhat steep in sections. There was a lot of people out on the trail, and everyone was courteous to each while hiking. The views from the top were excellent and it was pretty windy while I was up in the cab of the tower. Overall I'll definitely do this trail again.

John Kibling (107)

2 Completed2 Reviews

The trail was steep but not too challenging for my 8 yr old. The view was nice but the fire tower made the trip worth it! Climbing to the top of tower was a lot of fun.

Michelle Starkey (116)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Pretty steep most of the way up (for an amateur, anyways) but awesome view at the top with a 360 from the tower! Well worth it! Brought our smaller dog (who LOVES hiking!) kept him in a leash and didn't have any problems!

Jeremy Hobson (136)

1 Completed1 Reviews

first time doing it since I was a kid. top is awesome, it has the tower and some rocks you can climb up and down on.

Barry Winslow Jr. (258)

3 Completed3 Reviews

Super fun trail. Beautiful view from the top. Get ready for a workout. It's pretty steep most the hike.

Charles Kovalsky (353)

6 Completed1 Reviews

The views from the top are amazing. Well worth the effort to get to the top, and it was a LOT of effort to get to the top for a family of amateur hikers. I will absolutely love to do this again after some more practice. 99% of this hike was climbing up steep to very steep rocky terrain where you only get a combined 50 yards of semi flat ground before you get to the top. If you can stick it out, the views will pay off. The fire tower was a great last climb to see even more sights.