This hike is an Adirondack classic, starting off following scenic Thirteenth Lake, turning to follow a beautiful brook up to pretty Peaked Mt. Pond where two primitive campsites await overnight stays, and then making a short but steep ascent to the summit of Peaked Mountain, which offers views in multiple directions.
More information at NYSDEC website
Location: Beach Rd (off of Thirteenth Lake Rd), Johnsburg
Parking and Directions:
From the south, take the Northway to exit 23. Turn left off the exit and then right onto Route 9 for 4.2 miles. Turn left onto NY 28 for 21.2 miles. Turn left onto Thirteenth Lake Road for 3.3 miles. Turn right onto Beach Rd for 0.6 miles. Beach Rd dead ends at the trailhead parking lot.
Google Maps directions
Trailhead Coordinates: -73 7.11 43 43.18
Things to Do Nearby: Peaked Mt. Pond is a great destination for a short backpacking trip and offers two primitive campsites right on the shore. Numerous campsites also line scenic Thirteenth Lake, which offers swimming and paddling opportunities. Many connecting trails, such as nearby Hour Pond, offer additional hiking opportunities. Take a tour of a garnet mine at nearby Barton Mines, or do some mountain biking at Garnet Hill Lodge.