Description: The Jay Range lies within the Jay Mountain Wilderness and is the prominent geographical feature of this section of New York State Forest Preserve lands. In late 2012, this trail was rebuilt by the Adirondack Mountain Club, making it a much more pleasurable hike. The Jay Range is a long ridge that has numerous rocky ledges and open views. Many people stop at the first prominent summit, but it is possible to continue hiking for some distance across the ridge, although you will find this section of the trail is not marked and more difficult to follow.
- Summit Elevation: 3,600 feet
- Total Distance: 5 miles (to the end of the marked summit, up to 8 miles total if you continue along the herd path along the ridge)
- Maximum elevation gain/loss: 2,200 feet
- Trail Difficulty: Moderate
- Parking coordinates: 44.316030, -73.720708
Photo: Brendan Wiltse