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Lake George Hiking Guide

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.

fall view from summit
Experience 100-mile views from the summit of Prospect Mountain. Make the challenging trek or drive up on Veterans Memorial Highway.
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A moderate hike on Lake George's east side, Buck Mountain can be hiked from either the north or the south.
fall foliage at summit
Sleeping Beauty is a moderate hike on Lake George's east side that features a few steeper switchbacks.
sunset at summit
Pilot Knob is one of the most popular family-friendly hikes in the area. There's a gazebo, and if you're adventerous, a waterfall!
fog at summit
Kevin Hanselman
From the summit of Cat Mountain, you can see a large stretch of the lake, as well as the surrounding mountains.
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Black Mountain is a relatively easy hike with a few challenging spots. One of the few remaining firetowers in the ADKs adorns its summit!
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The pair of hikes to Shelving Rock Summit and Shelving Rock Falls are both relatively easy and suitable for beginners.
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Inman Pond is family-friendly, dog-friendly, and located in the Lake George Wild Forest on the eastern side of the lake.
sunset from summit
The Pinnacle near Bolton Landing is rated as moderate and only has a 1.5 mile climb to the top where you can enjoy gorgeous views.
rattlesnake on Tongue Mountain
The Tongue Mountain Range is a series of peaks that stretches along the west side of Lake George and is a difficult hike.
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Crane Mountain features several steep, rocky sections, and has multiple ladders near the summit.
Stewarts Ledge
The climb to Stewarts Ledge only takes about 30 minutes and features a gentle incline with just one short, steep section.
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Alan Nudi
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.
view of lake from summit
See Lake George from above by climbing one of the many mountains in the Lake George area. There are trails for all abilities.
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Lake George is at the foothill of the Adirondacks, which opens up a plethora of hiking trails and recreational opportunities.
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The Lake George 12ster is a hiking challenge that involves summiting 12 specific peaks - are you up for it?
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