Challenging and beautiful, this Lake Placid 9er peak offers exceptionally scenic hiking. Although it’s not a 46er, it offers jaw-dropping views of many Adirondack High Peaks.

Peak Details

Height:  3,497ft  (1,066m)

Range:  Adirondack High Peaks

Level:  Moderate

Scenic:   Very  

Trail Type:  Fully Trailed

 Pitchoff Hiking Trails & Hikes

large glacial erratic boulders with mountain summits behind

Balanced Rocks & Pitchoff Mountain Hiking Trail

This short but difficult hike to Balanced Rocks and Pitchoff’s summit can be done in 4-5 hours. Exceptional views at many points along this beautiful trail.

 Pitchoff Topography

 Summit Forecast: Pitchoff

The page URL below shows the weather at Pitchoff’s summit for the next six days.

If a foreacast for a peak is not directly available, this page may display a link to a nearby location.


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Pitchoff Information

Pitchoff Mountain sits on the southern end of the Sentinel Range, a wild and largely untrailed section of The Adirondack Park.

Pitchoff has a long ridge with several peaks. The actual summit which lies on the west end of the ridge is not quite viewless. It offers obstructed views of Cascade Mountain to the south and Hurricane Mountain to the east.

A lower summit to the northeast offers 360° views that take in the two lakes below, many High Peaks of the Adirondacks, and even, in clear weather, the Green Mountains of Vermont.

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