We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Get a topo and go

When you're down in NYC ever wonder where the Hudson River starts? This is the place. It's a hike... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2017
MikeyBoy12804
,
Queensbury, New York
A Remote Gem

This "lake", the highest lake source of the Hudson River, is nestled between Mounts Gray, Skylight... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2016
zubill
,
Belleville, Canada
Read all 6 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Pond located on top of Mount Marcy that is the source of the Hudson River.
  • Excellent100%
  • Very good0%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“source” (4 reviews)
“peaks” (2 reviews)
“marcy” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
Long Lake, NY
Write a Review
Reviews (6)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Reviewed 11 February 2017

When you're down in NYC ever wonder where the Hudson River starts? This is the place. It's a hike that is well worth the effort. Map and compass are essentials along with drinking water, a working flashlight ( extra batteries) a small knife and snacks....More

Thank MikeyBoy12804
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This "lake", the highest lake source of the Hudson River, is nestled between Mounts Gray, Skylight, and Marcy, respectively the 7th, 4th, and highest peaks in the Adirondacks. From the Long Lake end, it's a 16 km hike, one way, from the trailhead after a...More

1  Thank zubill
Reviewed 13 July 2015

This is not a tourist spot. Lake Tear is a long hike in and back out. Don't plan on visiting unless you are in decent shape and prepared to spend the night in the wilderness. It is a beautiful site among the highest peaks in...More

4  Thank keith46er
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Techincally, the highest point of the Hudson River of New York State, this shallow, alpine lake is an amazingly pristine highlight on the south side of Mount Marcy.

1  Thank Marty H
Reviewed 4 September 2013

This is the source of the Hudson River. The view is gorgeous with the lake framing the summit of Mount Marcy in the background. This is where Vice President Theodore Roosevelt was camped when President McKinley was shot. He received the news here and had...More

5  Thank Brian S
Reviewed 14 September 2012

This tiny lake, or really a pond, is the highest lake source of the Hudson River. It is found on the west slope of Mt. Marcy. It is peaceful, photogenic and a sublime place to sit and contemplate your long hike to find it and...More

4  Thank Patrick E
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Lake Tear of the Clouds staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit