The following directions were taken from the
website entry for the hike to Mount Redfield ...
"From the Loj follow the hikers' approach trail to the High Peaks
that leads to Marcy Dam. From Marcy Dam you will need to follow
the trail to Avalanche Pass. You will pass by Avalanche Camps,
where you begin to climb. Take a left and head toward Lake
Arnold. You will climb steeply up the shoulder of Mount Colden
and eventually be at Lake Arnold. At Lake Arnold you will stay
left and continue to climb to the top of the pass and descend
for a bit into the valley. After a sometimes wet hike through
the valley over log bridges and around beaver activity you will
pass by Feldspar Lean-to. 0.1 miles past the lean-to is a major
T-intersection. Left leads up to Four-Corners, south of Mount
Marcy. Right leads to Uphill, the start of the herd-path.
"Heading right you will have a moderate, but often wet hike to
the Uphill Lean-to. The herd-path is directly across the trail
from the lean-to, marked by a cairn. This herd-path is also the
start of the Cliff Route. The Redfield Route is the main one and
continues straight after the Cliff turn-off. From here you will
hike along a gorgeous brook and at times in it. Be sure to take
time to look back every now and then to enjoy the views as they
open up. There are many attractive small waterfalls along the
way as well."
Our pictures and information on this location were provided
by a contributor. Our thanks to Kara DuPlessis for that. Their
hike followed a slightly different route than described in the
They started out at the Upper Works Trail-head near Newcomb, NY.
Follow the red marked Calamity Trail to the Flowed Lands,
around the Flowed Lands to the Lake Colden Dam.
Cross Colden Dam and follow the red marked trail toward Mt.
Marcy. Here you follow the Opalescent River and its many
waterfalls for about 1.6 miles. At approximately 7.3 miles from
Upper Works, you will arrive at the Uphill lean-to. The herdpath
to Mount Redfield is directly across the trail from the lean-to.
This follows Uphill Brook for most of the way to the summit.
In fact, the brook is the trail in some spots. There are many
waterfalls along they way.
Uphill Brook flows into the Opalescent River, which empties into
the Hudson River just south of Tahawus, a former mining community.
The Hudson flows into the Atlantic Ocean in New York City.
Last update: August 19, 2017