This is considered the most difficult peak of the Adirondack 46 simply because it is such a long hike over confusing forest and logging roads to get to just the base of the peak to start climbing. The track in this guide is very accurate so make sure you follow it carefully. Heading up to the top can be a bit thick and you will only have limited views from the wooded summit which makes it a pretty unrewarding hike as well.
Upper Works Trailhead:
Take exit 29 off of I-87 and follow Rte. 2 for 17 miles to an intersection with a sign for "National Lead". Turn right here and after just half a mile you wil pass the intersection for the Tahawas Club and a sign for Lower Works Road before crosssing some railroad tracks. After 6.3 miles turn left onto Upper Works Road. You'll pass several trailheads along this road. Use the track in this guide to find the parking lot for the right one for this hike. There are no fees to park here.
This is what makes this mountain such a trek. You have miles and miles of flat walking through forest roads and paths on your way to just the base of Allen. From here I don't have many trail photos unfortunately but the track is very accurate so use a good gps or your phone with pre-downloaded maps to find your way up Allen.