Adirondack Mountains Indian Head Trail Experience

Experience the majesty of the Adirondacks on the Indian Head Trail, where stunning vistas over Lake Ausable and rugged mountain paths await.

Last updated: May 2024

    Access to the trail is free, but parking reservations are required.


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  1. Start at the trailhead, accessible with a reservation via
  2. Choose from three routes to the summit: Lake Road (easiest), Lake Road to Gill Brook Road (medium), or West River Trail (hardest).
  3. Ascend through diverse terrains, passing by notable points like Fish Hawk Cliffs.
  4. Reach the summit for unforgettable views over Lake Ausable.
  5. Optionally, extend your hike to include Rainbow Falls, adding about an hour and an extra mile to your journey.



24 Ausable Rd, Keene Valley, NY 12943

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Packing List

  • Sturdy hiking boots
  • Water and snacks
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Camera for capturing scenic views
  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen)
  • First aid kit

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