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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.



view of lake george from shelving rock
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 s... [+More]
view from crane mountain, including summit marker
Crane Mountain
Johnsburg, NY
Crane Mountain is located in the Southern Adirondacks, and although it has steep and difficult sections, it is generally regarded ... [+More]
view of lake george from stewart's ledge
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 str... [+More]
lake george and surrounding mountains
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... [+More]
buck mountain trail sign
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 gr... [+More]
view of pharaoh lake and surrounding trees
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 bo... [+More]
view of lake george from 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 ... [+More]
view of fall foliage from the sleeping beauty mountain summit and lake george in the distance
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.... [+More]
wooden bridge crossing a marshy area
Tongue Mountain
Tongue Mountain offers a spectacular, close-up, vertical 1,000-foot peek into one of the clearest, most beautiful lakes in the wor... [+More]
map showing that thomas mountain is on the western side of lake george
Thomas Mountain Trail
Bolton, NY
The Thomas Mountain trail is a three mile round-trip hike in Bolton Landing. The hike is moderately difficult, but can be steep at... [+More]
Rush Pond Trail System Sign
Rush Pond Way Trail
Queensbury, NY
Explore the 2.6-mile Rush Pond Way Trail in Queensbury, NY! This nature site connects West Mountain Road and Fox Farm Road and is ... [+More]