Hiking Trails, Nature Walks & Bike Paths in the Lake George Region

Get out and explore the natural beauty of Lake George! Whether its taking a quiet stroll through the woods, cruising along a local bike path, or hiking to the top of a mountain to see things from above, there are plenty of outdoor adventures to be had.

Cat Mountain
Cat Mountain
Bolton Landing, NY
Most Lake George hiking trails offer views of small segments of the lake and its surroundings. The Cat Mountain hike lets you see nearly the entire lake, many mountains on its western and eastern shores and distant mountains to the south & east.
Located near Bolton Landing, this is a nice hike that takes about 2 hours round trip for the average hiker.
Thomas Mountain Trail Lake George
Bolton, NY
This is a three mile hike round trip near Bolton Landing it is a moderate hike takes 45-60 minutes to reach the cabin. Can be steep at times. Leads to a cabin on the top that is furnished and views of Lake George. Allow for 2 hours round trip.
Crane Mountain
Crane Mountain
Johnsburg, NY
Crane Mountain is located in the southern Adirondacks, and although it has steep and difficult sections, it is generally regarded as manageable for kids.
Shelving Rock Falls & Shelving Rock Summit
Shelving Rock Falls & Shelving Rock Summit
Shelving Rock Summit is a 1.7 mile hike (3.4 round trip) on the Eastern side of Lake George that usually takes around an hour or so to get up. Shelving Rock Falls, is an easy hike along a waterfall to the shores of Lake George.
View of Pharaoh Lake from the outlet bridge view is toward the north
Pharaoh Lake Trail
Adirondack, NY
The Pharaoh Lake Trail is located in the Pharoah Lake Wilderness near Schroon Lake. We took the trail from Pharaoh Road to the bottom of the lake. This is a long mostly flat hike.
Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty
Fort Ann, NY
Located on the eastern shore of Lake George, Sleeping Beauty is a moderately easy hike with just a few rough spots along the way.
This is the view from Stewart's Ledge, you are not at the top of the mountain, rather at a great viewing point to see the south eastern basin of Lake George
Stewarts Ledge
Fort Ann, NY
A relatively short hike up the east side to a spot with great views of Lake George. The hike up takes 20-30 minutes. It is not strenuous, although there is 5 minutes of uphill climbing. This is a great easy hike for younger kids due to wide path
Buck Mountain
Buck Mountain
Lake George, NY
The bald-rock summit of Buck Mountain offers, above all, a sense of serenity and peace. The cool breeze, the endless expanse of green, and the spectacular scenery all unite to give you a unique Adirondack experience.
Black Mountain
Black Mountain
Clemons, NY
A relatively easy hike with a few challenging spots, Black Mountain offers four incredible rewards for the price of one. Length: 2.5 miles.
Tongue Mountain
Tongue Mountain
Tongue Mountain offers a spectacular, close-up, vertical 1,000-foot peek into one of the clearest, most beautiful lakes in the world.
Gurney Lane Recreation Area
Gurney Lane Recreation Area
Queensbury, NY
The Gurney Lane Recreation Area offers recreational opportunities for all seasons. The 150+ acre trail system can be used for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, hiking, ice skating, and sledding.

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