Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 44.12890°N / 73.7725°W
Additional Information Elevation: 3556 ft / 1084 m
Sign the Climber's Log


Noonmark is a shorter mountain near the town of Keene Valley New York. It is known for its amazing views of The Great Range (Lower Wolf Jaw, Upper Wolf Jaw, Armstrong, Gothics, Saddleback, Basin, Haystack, and Marcy), Giant of the Valley, and Dix Mountain. It's relative ease to climb and its amazing views make it popular in both the winter and the summer months.

The trails up Noonmark are walk-ups, but there are also rock climbing routes below the summit (see routes section)

Getting There

There are two trailheads. The first is located about a mile east of chapal pond on route 73. This is the start of the longer of the two routes, but it gives you the added bonus of a visit to Round Pond - a beautiful pond several tenths of a mile from the trail head. The second trail head is located above the hikers lot at the Ausable Club. The hikers lot is just off route 73 near the bridge over Roaring Brook. It can also be reached by turning off 73 at the Ausable Club sign in St. Huberts and following the road past the lodge and the golf course.

Red Tape

Rules for starting at the Ausable Club (vail only on Adirondack Mountain Reserve Lands):

1. No camping, fishing, or hunting
2. No off-trail travel including rock climbing or buswacking along the shores of Lower Ausable Lake.
3. No boating or swiming, in cluding portable boats brought by the public; there are no boats for rent by the public.
4. NO DOGS or other pets are permitted in this game reserve.

Rules when on State Land:

1. Group Size
- Overnight groups are limited to no more than 8 people.
- Day Use Groups are limited to no more than 15 people.
2. Trip Tickets
- All groups must have a self-issued trip ticket, available at any trail-
3. Camping
- No camping above 4,000 ft.
- Camping between 3,500 and 4,000 ft. is limited to designated
sites only.
4. Campfires
- NO campfires are allowed
5. Pets
ALL pets MUST be leashed when:
- On Trails
- At Campsites
- At Lean-To's
- Above 4,000 Feet
6. Winter
- Skis or snowshoes must be used when the terrain is covered with
eight or more inches of snow.

When To Climb

Noonmark is most popluar with families in the spring, summer and fall because of the lack of snow on the trails and the milder temperatures. It is also popular with winter climbers as a warm-up or training climb.


Camping is not allowed on Adirondack Mountain Reserve (AMR) lands.

State Camping Rules:
- No camping above 4,000 ft.
- Camping between 3,500 and 4,000 ft. is limited to designated
sites only.

- First come first serve.
- Capacity of about 7.
- State Regulations Regarding Lean-to's:
- No plastic may be used to close off the front of a shelter.
- No nails or other permanent fastener may be used to affix
a tarp in a lean-to, but it is permissible to use rope to tie
canvas or nylon tarps across the front.
- No tent may be pitched inside a lean-to.

Mountain Conditions

DEC Posted Trail Conditions -

Public Posted Trail Conditions -


Bear problems are rare near Noonmark, but if you do camp, you should still hang a bear bag.

Hunting Seasons

Hunting is allowed on all State Lands, and hikers should be aware of hunters. Hunting seasons run from approximately mid-september through early december.

Emergency Numbers

Ray Brook Ranger HQ - (518) 897-1300,
Forest Ranger Emergency Number - (518) 891-0235,
New York State Police - (518) 897-2000

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JScoles - Dec 16, 2001 4:43 pm - Voted 8/10

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The name of the peak comes for the fact that the peak is directly S of Keen and therefore "Marks Noon" when the sun is over it.

You know I tried this and it does work.

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Children refers to the set of objects that logically fall under a given object. For example, the Aconcagua mountain page is a child of the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits.' The Aconcagua mountain itself has many routes, photos, and trip reports as children.