Hike Prospect Mountain
New York › Prospect Mountain Trailhead
Added by Rebecca Nichols
Overlooking Lake George, enjoy a beautiful sunset and even fireworks in the summer months!
You can drive along a 5.5 mile access road to the summit but what fun would that be?
The trailhead starts in a residential neighborhood and immediately has you walking up and across an elevated walkway over the highway.
This is a moderate to steady climb the entire way. At approximately 1.4 miles there is a ledge with limited views of Lake George. At 1.5 miles you reach the toll road you can either take a right and follow it the last 0.2 to the summit or cross the street scramble up some rocks to the picnic area and onto the summit.
The summit used to host a fire tower but no longer remains. Views of the popular Lake George Village and Lake rest below. On Thursdays during the summer months you will also be treated to fireworks down below on the Lake.
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- Snowshoes (Winter)
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