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Street and Nye Mountains

Follow this guide closely to climb these two 46er peaks which do not have maintained trails to their summits.
Rating: 3 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 9.1 miles
Duration: Full day

Overview :  Althouth these two peaks have wooded summits the hike is relatively straightforward and easy except for some blowdown near the top of ... more »

Tips:  Heart Lake Adirondack Loj Trailhead:
From Exit 30 take Route 73 towards Lake Placid for 26.5 miles. Take a left onto Adirondack Loj... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Adirondack Loj Heart Lake Trailhead

Parking here is $10 per day. Head on down the most traveled trail towards Marcy Dam after signing into the register.

2. Views over Heart Lake

As you traverse around the north side of the lake on the Indian Pass trail you will have great views towards the MacIntyre Range over the lake.

3. Leaving the trails behind

Here you will leave the Indian Pass maintained trail and will start off on the herdpath towards Street and Nye.

4. Crossing Indian Pass Brook

Here you will need to cross a stream. At high water this can be dangerous. Be careful. Also, keep your eye out for historic artifacts from old camps here over a hundred years ago.

5. Trail Junction

Here you will head north for Nye and South for Street. It really doesn't matter which one you do first as they are both about the same distance apart.

6. Summit of Nye Mountain

At 3,887 feet this 46er could be the worst miscalculation of elevation when the 46er list was first created at 113 feet below the actual 4,000 ft limit for the list. But, it is still on the list to this date so it needs to be climbed. From here backtrack to the junction and head south to climb Street.

7. Street Mountain Summit

This summit at 4,150 is wooded as is Nye but there is a lookout nearby offering good views. From here head back the same way you came up to Heart Lake and your vehicle.