Baker Mountain Adirondacks

Baker Mountain is a small peak that towers over the town of Saranac Lake New York in the Adirondack High Peaks Region. At 2457’ elevation it is clearly tiny compared to the lofty high peaks that distinguish the area among others in the state. Even though Baker may be short in stature, it is not short of vistas. The hiker who climbs to the summit will be greeted with fine views from a series of ledges along the way. Don’t be fooled the climb to the summit is stiff. Overlooks near the summit provide a more than 180-degree view to the east, south, and west. It is a nice hike for families and beginners. It is one of the Saranac 6ers.

The Dirt

Hiking Distance:1.8-miles round tripRoute Type:Out-and-back
Total climb:886′Hike type:Trail
How hard?ModerateTrailhead:Mt Baker Trailhead

Geeky Stuff

Elevation:2457 feet, 749 meters
Lat/Lon:44° 20′ 6” N, 74° 6′ 13” W
Seasons:Spring, Summer, Fall. Winter
Activities:Hiking, snowshoeing
Nearest higher neighbor:Little Haystack (2.72-miles, ENE)
Line parent:McKenzie Mountain (3.5-miles, E)
Key Col:1737′ (between Little McKenzie and Baker)
Range:Adirondacks > Adirondack High Peaks > West Lake Placid Area
Land Unit:Mckenzie Mountain SWA
Summit forest:Coniferous
Maps and Guide:High Peaks Adirondack Trail Map
High Peaks Trails (14th Edition)
High Peaks Trails Guide and Map Pack (14th Edition)



Map of Baker Mountain

Click the map or here for an interactive version of the map. Also, the NYSDEC Baker Mountain Trail Map (PDF) is available to view and download.

Trail map Baker Mountain Adirondacks
Scott L. | copyright Challenged Hiking Trail map Baker Mountain Adirondacks

Contacts and Info

McKenzie Mountain Wilderness
Contact Information:DEC Region 5 Ray Brook Office: 518-897-1200 (M-F, 8:30 AM to 4:45 PM)
Backcountry Emergencies: 518-891-0235 (24/7) or dial 911
Location:Towns of North Elba and St. Armand, Essex County
Map:Map of the McKenzie Mountain Wilderness
Amenities:Gas, lodging, dining, food and other supplies can be found in the nearby communities of Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, Bloomingdale, and Wilmington. Campers who desire more amenities may camp at the nearby Meadowbrook Campground or Wilmington Notch Campground and take day trips into the McKenzie Mountain Wilderness.
Cell Service:Never count on your cell phone for rescue. Cell service in the McKenzie Mountain Wilderness is spotty and one may have problems gaining a signal depending on location.

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