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Rondaxe (Bald) Mountain (Fire Tower)


A Big Summit on a Small Mountain Elevation: 2350 ft Ascent: 390 ft Distance: 1.0 miles Location: Rondaxe Road off Route 28 west of Eagle Bay Region: Western Rondaxe (Bald) Mountain is probably the most popular hike in the Eagle Lake - Old Forge area. The start of the hike is READ MORE

Moss Lake Circuit


A Family Friendly Pond Elevation: 1760 ft Ascent: less than 100 ft Distance: 2.5 or 3.9 miles Location: 2.1 miles north of Eagle Bay on Big Moose Road Region: Western Region  Moss Lake lies along Big Moose Road north out of Eagle Bay. It sports two very nice parking lots with one READ MORE

Bubb and Sis Lakes


An Easy Hike to a Couple of Mountain Ponds Elevation: 2452 ft Ascent: 200 ft Distance: 0.9 miles Location: Route 28 west of Eagle Bay Region: Western The trail to the two lakes is a very pleasant walk in the woods suitable for families and older hikers. It ascends less than READ MORE

Sawyer Mountain


Short & Sweet Elevation: 2610 ft Ascent: 630 ft Round-Trip Distance: 2.2 miles Location: Routes 28/30 west of Indian Lake Region: Central Adirondacks Sawyer Mountain is a very popular climb in the Indian Lake area of the central Adirondacks. The large trailhead parking areas are located approximately 4 miles west of Indian READ MORE

Sleeping Beauty


Elevation: 2347 ft Ascent: 1038 ft Distance: 6.8 miles Location: Sly Pond Road to Hogtown off of Buttermilk Falls Road off of NY 149 east of Lake George Village Region: Lake George The length of the hike to Sleeping Beauty depends on if the woods road from the trailhead parking lot to READ MORE

The Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob


Elevation: 1000 ft or 1250 ft Ascent: 620 ft or 870 ft Distance: 1.0 miles or 2.8 miles Location: Pilot Knob Road at Washington County Border Region: Lake George This hike is on a nature preserve made possible by the Lake George Land Conservancy. Please respect their property and the rules that they READ MORE

Montcalm Point


Elevation: 565 ft (high point) 320 ft lake Ascent: 245 ft Round-Trip Distance: 10.8 miles Location: NY 9N north of Bolton Landing Region: Lake George This Northwest Bay Trail is 5.4 miles each way which is quite a bit easier than walking the whole length of the spine of Tongue Mountain Range READ MORE

Lost Pond


Not Really Lost Elevation: 1553 ft Ascent: 210 ft Round-Trip Distance: 2.8 or 5.2 miles Location: Near entrance of Putnam Pond State Campground Region: Lake George The trailhead for Lost Pond is along the road to Putnam Pond campground at the edge of the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. It is the last trailhead accessible READ MORE

Five Mile Mountain


Elevation: 2256 ft Ascent: 1191 ft Round-Trip Distance: 7.0 miles Location: NY 9N north of Bolton Landing Region: Lake George Either way you go, the summit of Five Mile Mountain is less than 4 miles from the trailheads. The easier way which starts at the north end of the Tongue Mountain Range READ MORE

Buck Mountain


A Great Hike with a Great View Elevation: 2330 ft Ascent: 2000 ft Distance: 6.6 miles  Location: Pilot Knob Road Region: Lake George Not all fantastic summits are in the High Peaks. Buck Mountain in the southern Adirondacks overlooks Lake George with distant views of the High Peaks and is a very READ MORE