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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John Kibling (107)

2 Completed0 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 (116)

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. (136)

1 Completed1 Reviews

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

Charles Kovalsky (169)

4 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.

Chrissy Egner (436)

5 Completed4 Reviews

My entire family made this hike this past weekend.
It's pretty steep for the majority of the hike but the payoff is incredibly worth it. The views from the top are spectacular

Sara Harp Jager (76)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Absolutely beautiful and worth the effort of getting to the top! For someone who has a desk job and only makes it to the gym a couple days a week - it was a bit challenging. But with a few stops for water and a short break - made it to the top to enjoy the spectacular view! Wear good shoes, as feet can take a beating on the way down. I would love doing this hike in the fall and maybe try for the "Fire Tower Challenge" - one down, 22 to go!!

Kathy Rowney (1376)

13 Completed10 Reviews

This was an excellent hike. The trail was a little steep in spots but an easy climb and a great view at the top. Will be doing this again in the fall.

Marny Mansfield (398)

3 Completed3 Reviews

Nice view! Busy. Good for kids and dogs.

Julie Rabinowitz (38)

1 Completed1 Reviews

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