At 3,600 ft of elevation, Jay mountain, part of the Jay Mountain Wilderness, provides stunning views from an open ridge of the surrounding Adirondack Mountains.
The trail is accessed from a parking area along the Jay Mountain Road near the intersection with the Upland Meadows Road. At the end of the new trail segment, a short spur trail to the north leads to an overlook that provides a spectacular 360 degree scenic view. Hikers can also continue along the ridge line, following rock cairns, for approximately 1.5 miles to the summit of Jay Mountain.
In 2012, DEC constructed a 2.5-mile trail to the western end of the Jay Mountain Ridge.
Jay Mountain Trailhead is located on the Jay Mountain Road in the Town of Jay at the intersection with the Upper Meadow/Glen Road. (N 44.3181°, W 73.7210°).
Featured hikes are recommended by DEC.
Map of Jay Mountain courtesy Adirondack Atlas.