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The Pinnacle: A Moderate Trail With Panoramic Views of Lake George

The Pinnacle, just five minutes from Bolton Landing, rewards hikers with a summit showcasing a sweeping view of Lake George. The Lake George Land Conservancy acquired the 73-acre property and then sold it to the Town of Bolton in 2015; the town then donated a conservation easement to the LGLC for further preservation.

sunset at summit

The 1.5-mile trail is rated as moderate, is accessible year-round, and is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking. The trail involves a series of switchbacks for about half a mile and then levels off for another half mile. Although short, there are some steep climbs, and you'll get a workout from this journey.

When at the top, you can see a 270-degree view that includes the Tongue Mountain range, the Narrows, Shelving Rock, Buck Mountain, Sleeping Beauty Mountain, and more spectacular sights.

woman looks out at summit

Leashed dogs are welcome; there is private land close by, so stay on the marked trail and don't allow your dog to wander.

The Pinnacle Trail Parking Area is located in Bolton Landing at the following coordinates: 43.557024, -73.681616. If the lot is full, please return another time when the lot is not full. Do not park on the road.

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