• Activities:

    Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Intermediate

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    3.4 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    1650 Feet

Forest
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildlife

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.

Pack List

  • Hiking Boots
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Headlamp
  • Snowshoes (Winter)
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I did this hike solo while on vacation in lake george village. It was a difficult ascent considering it's straight elevation to the top. I got to the summit in good time and left as it began to drizzle. Be careful in rain/wet weather because there are a lot of rock surfaces to scramble which get slippery when wet.

10 months ago
10 months ago

Great hike, definitely not for beginners. 2,000ft ascent in 2 miles is tough.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Rebecca Nichols Explorer

I hike to push my limits both mentally and physically, take in the beauty of the great outdoors, and just to get away from it all. Every chance I get you will find me in the mountains, on a kayak or ending my day by the campfire!

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