Hadley Mountain is located one hour north of Saratoga Springs in the Wilcox Wilderness area of the Adirondack State Park. When you reach the summit of this popular destination you will be rewarded with expansive views of Great Sacandaga Lake to the south and on a clear day the High Peaks to the north. Lake Champlain lies off to the east with the Green Mountains off in the distance. The trailhead and trail are maintained well for the amount of foot traffic this mountain gets. A couple of sections on the hike are steep and will definitely get the heart pumping.
- Driving Time from Saratoga: 1 hour
- Trail Length: 1.8 miles
- Elevation Gain: 1525′
- Summit Elevation: 2675′
- Scenery: Forest
- Trail Conditions: Slab Rock, Natural Rugged Terrain
Trip Tip: Fire Tower
Directions: Tower Road, Hadley
Drive north out of Saratoga Springs on Route 9N. Continue on Route 9N through the town of Corinth following signs to the Town of Lake Luzerne. When you come to the traffic light in Lake Luzerne, make a left onto Route 4 to the Town of Hadley. Follow Route 4 over the Hudson River. Just up the road make a right onto Stony Creek Road (Route 1). Travel about three miles north and make a left onto Hadley Hill Road (Tower Road). Continue 4.6 miles and make a right onto Tower Rd. The trailhead parking area is 1.5 miles on the left.