The 50-kilometer Jackrabbit Trail runs from Keene, through Lake Placid and Saranac Lake, to Paul Smiths. These extensive trails were built and are maintained by volunteer members of the Adirondack Ski Touring Council. It is a trail that connects with four ski centers and several backcountry routes along the way. Most of the trail is ungroomed and free. Skiers traversing Cascade Ski Center or the Lake Placid Club Nordic Center (when operating) should pay a trail fee. Mt. Van Hoevenberg (not directly crossed by the Jackrabbit Trail) requires a separate pass – available at Cascade Ski Center. Skiers may transit the Whiteface Club Nordic Center without paying a fee by adhering to the mostly ungroomed route marked with Jackrabbit Trail markers on posts.
The following trailheads are arranged in order from Paul Smiths to Rock & River.
Paul Smiths VIC Trailhead Lat,Long: 44.44704,-74.25626
McKenzie Pond Rd Trailhead Lat,Long: 44.31459,-74.10193
Whiteface Club Trailhead Lat,Long: 44.31254,-74.00716
Mirror Lake Trailhead Lat,Long: 44.28279,-73.9795767
Mountain Rd Trailhead Lat,Long: 44.23669,-73.89607
Rock & River Trailhead Lat,Long: 44.26654,-73.85098