Upper Works Rd, Tahawus , NY
13 miles RT, challenging, Elevation: 4360’ Ascent: 2575'
Family with Young Kids: Not recommended
Experienced Hiker – 4 to 5 hours to summit
Out of Shape Hiker: Not Recommended
Secondary Trailhead: Leave Lake Placid on Route 73, follow Route 73 toward Keene. Drive through Keene and Keene Valley and proceed back to I87. Head south on I87 and get off exit 29 and follow the Blue Ridge Road (CR2) toward Newcomb. Continue for roughly 18 miles to the Tahawus Road (CR25) on the right. Follow this road to its end at Upper Works.
This is an approximate 6.5 mile hike, one way. Starting from Upper Works you will need to be prepared for a very long day. This route is typically used by those camping in the Flowed Lands or Lake Colden Region. From the parking you will have a very long and somewhat flat approach which initially starts along an old woods road. As the route narrows back to a foot trail you will follow along some attractive waterways and eventually climb modestly to the shore of Flowed Lands. From Flowed Lands you will hike its perimeter along a difficult trail to the herd-path along Herbert Brook; a cairn marked the herd-path on your left. This is where you join the Primary Trail from Adirondack Loj.
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