Hiking Hurricane Mountain

Hiking Up Hurricane Mountain

Hiking Up Hurricane Mountain

A Year Round Adventure – Hurricane has a wonderful open summit with incredible views from the 3678′ elevation.  Three trails lead to the summit, with the trailhead on Route 9N being the most popular option.

The Trail

The trail climbs steeply for 0.3 miles, levels out, crosses a series of bridges across beaver swamps, an then resumes an increasingly steep climb to a junction at 2.5 miles with the final rocky approach to the right.  Return down the same way.

Total hike is 5.2 miles round trip and is considered a moderate climb for the regular hiker.

High Peaks from Hurricane

High Peaks from Hurricane – just one of the many views!


The trailhead access is on the north side of Rt. 9N, 3.5 mi E of the jct. of Rt. 9N and Rt. 73 between Elizabethtown and Keene.  Look for a small DEC sign marking the trailhead.  Park along the road or in the lot across the road.


Map of Hurricane Mountain Trails

Map of Hurricane Mountain Trails

Related Hiking Links

Our Mission

Our mission is to protect and preserve the fire tower for the enjoyment of future generations.

Join Us

This site is maintained by volunteers for the Friends of Hurricane Mountain. A steering committee has been established and is working with the AARCH to develop a plan to assist the DEC with the tower restoration. Contact Peter Slocum at pslocum47@gmail.com if you are interested in joining the committee.


Friends of Hurricane Mountain at AARCH

1745 Main Street, Keeseville, NY 12944