Overview

From easy-breezy, quick hikes to extreme hikes, the Lake Placid Olympic Sites are making hiking accessible for all. We are very excited to develop our hiking centers that incorporate and express our mission of providing comprehensive, coordinated activities that allow for opportunities to improve physical fitness and recreational education. Check out our trails below to see what type of hike you’re interested in doing at our venues!

Our Trails

MVH East Trail

Existing trail with a trailhead, register, trail markers, map and based at the Biathlon Lodge. This location has parking, retail and services. This round trip hike provides a stunning view of the High Peaks with a relatively easy hike. Out and Back hike.

Sleeping Giant

Existing trail with a trailhead, register, needs trail markers, map and based at the Biathlon Lodge. This location has parking, retail and services. This social distancing compliant trail offers an intermediate hike that is a lovely journey in the Adirondack Forest on the Biathlon Side of our Olympic Venue. Loop Hike.

Nested Loop

Existing trail with a trailhead, register, needs trail markers, map and based at the Biathlon Lodge. This location has parking, retail and services. This social distancing compliant trail offers an intermediate hike that is a lovely journey in the Adirondack Forest on the Cross Country Side of our Olympic Venue. Loop Hike.

Lover’s Lane

Existing trail with a trailhead, register, needs trail markers, map and based at the Biathlon Lodge. This location has parking, retail and services.  This social distancing compliant trail offers an easy family hike that is a lovely journey in the Adirondack Forest on the Cross Country Side of our Olympic Venue. Loop Hike.

Hi-Notch

Existing trail with trailhead, register, needs trail markers, map and based at the Biathlon Lodge. This location has parking, retail and services. This social distancing compliant trail offers a more difficult hike that is a lovely journey in the Adirondack Forest on the Cross Country Side of our Olympic Venue. Loop Hike.

MVH Mt. Bike & Summer Walking Trails

Existing trail with a trailhead, register, trail markers, map and based at the Biathlon Lodge. This location has parking, retail and services. The single-track biking and hiking trails of MVH offer a unique journey in the Adirondack Forest. Loop Hike and Bike Trails.

Important Information

  • Leave-No-Trace Practices
  • Things to Bring:
    • Hiking Gear
      • Daypack
    • Navigation
      • Map
      • GPS / Phone
    • Clothing / Footwear
      • Weather-appropriate clothing (think moisture-wicking and layers)
      • Always bring extra layers as summit temperatures are much colder than base temperatures
      • Hiking boots or closed-toe shoes suited to the terrain
      • Rainwear
    • Personal Items
      • Credit Card and/or cash
      • ID
      • Cellphone
      • Hand Sanitizer
    • Food & Water
      • Water bottles and/or reservoir
      • Water filter/purifier
      • Trail Snacks
      • Lunch
      • Extra day’s supply of food
      • Plenty of water
    • Emergency Items
      • First-aid kit or supplies
      • Emergency Shelter
      • Lighter/matches & firestarter
      • Whistle
      • Knife or multi-tool
    • Sun/Bug Protection
      • sunglasses
      • sun-protective clothes
      • sunscreen
      • Insect Repellant
    • Extras
      • Headlamp or flashlight (with extra batteries)
      • Camera
      • Interpretive Field Guide
      • Outdoor Journal/Sketchbook with pen or pencil
      • Binoculars