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Big Slide Mountain, Lake Placid

#9 of 9 in Parks in Lake Placid
Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Big Slide is the twenty-seventh highest peak of the High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Park in New York. The peak was named for the prominent steep cliff that rises to its summit. It is located in the High Peaks Wilderness Area.

Because it is relatively close to trail heads and because it offers a close view of the nearby Great Range, Big Slide is a popular day hiking destination. The most popular approach is via the Brothers, a set of rocky crags which offer several views on the way to the summit. It can also be climbed via the Slide Mountain Brook Trail from the Phelps trail in Johns Brook Valley, or combined with Yard Mountain via the Klondike Notch trail (Yard's elevation is 4018 feet, but it is not one of the High Peaks as it is too close to Big Slide).
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  • We hiked Big Slide on July 16 and found the trail challenging, but certainly worth it as the views along the way and at the summit were amazing! What made the hike challenging was mostly weather and....  more »
  • New to the climbing game I decided to tackle Big Slide via the brothers. There were great views throughout the entire hike. Trails were in great shape easy to navigate and stay in the trail. Summit...  more »
  • Big slide mountain via the brothers is definitely one of my favorite homes in the adirondacks. A lot of climbing up rock faces, and pretty much continuous beautiful views along the way. You will get to meet many families of flies at the top though! Hiked on 20190707.
  • Breathtaking views from all the Brothers. Easy hike. Nice scrambled. Quite crowded on the Big Slide summit during a summer weekend. A group was installing a ladder on one of the steeper slides; hikers will appreciate their work! Took the red trail down the mountain. A bit longer, but worth every step for the peaceful, wooded stroll back to the Garden.

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