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Lake George Hiking Guide

Editor's Note: Please follow the DEC and CDC guidelines to adhere to social distancing while hiking and recreating outdoors during this public health crisis. Hikers are asked to stick to trails close to home and only hike with immediate household family members. Read more from the DEC »

Plan a one-of-a-kind trip when you head out on a Lake George hiking adventure! From the surrounding Adirondack Mountain trails to the breathtaking lake views, it's sure to be an experience you'll never forget!

Experience 100-mile views from the summit of Prospect Mountain. Make the challenging trek, or drive up on Veterans Memorial Highway.
A moderate hike on Lake George's east side, Buck Mountain can be hiked from either the north or the south.
Sleeping Beauty is a well-marked, moderate hike on Lake George's east side that features a few steeper switchbacks.
Note: Pilot Knob is closed until further notice as of April 9, 2020.
Note: The Pinnacle is closed until further notice as of April 8, 2020.
Black Mountain is a relatively easy hike with a few challenging spots. One of the few remaining firetowers in the ADKs adorns its summit.
From the summit of Cat Mountain, you can see a large stretch of the lake, as well as the surrounding mountains.
Crane Mountain features several steep, rocky sections, and has multiple ladders near the summit.
The Tongue Mountain Range is a series of peaks that stretches along the west side of Lake George.
The pair of hikes to Shelving Rock Summit and Shelving Rock Falls are both relatively easy and suitable for beginners.
The climb to Stewarts Ledge only takes about 30 minutes and features a gentle incline with just one short, steep section.
The Lake George 12ster is a new Lake George Region hiking challenge. To complete it, you must summit 12 specific peaks.
See Lake George from above by climbing one of the many mountains in the Lake George area. There are trails for all abilities.
Looking for a challenge? Hiking in the Adirondacks can be difficult, but rewarding, and is a great next step after conquering Lake George hikes.
New to hiking? Want great views but don't want to strain yourself getting to the summit? Check out our list of trails for beginners.