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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.

Mountain Biking at West
West Mountain
Queensbury, NY
Located off I-87, between Lake George and Saratoga Springs. West Mountain offers learn-to-lessons, alpine racing, night skiing and snow tubing in the winter and tree top aerial adventures and mountain biking from spring into fall.
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 nearly the entire lake, plus mountains on its western and eastern shores, and distant mountains to the south and east.
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 times. Upon reaching the summit, hikers are rewarded with views of Lake George's south and central basins.
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 so to get up. Shelving Rock Falls is an easy hike along a waterfall to the shores of Lake George.
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 green, and the spectacular scenery all unite to give you a unique Adirondack experience.
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.
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 accessible by hikers, mountain bikers, cross-country skiers, and snowshoers. Leashed dogs are welcome!
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 strenuous, although there is 5 minutes of uphill climbing. This is a great easy hike for younger kids due to wide path
crane mountain and surrounding trees
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.
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 world.
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: 2.5 miles.
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 bottom of the lake. This is a long mostly flat hike.
The Pinnacle
Bolton Landing, NY
The Pinnacle in Bolton Landing is a 73-acre parcel featuring a trail for hiking, mountain biking, and also snowshoeing during the winter. The moderate trail leads to a lookout with an expansive 270-degree view.