Hikes & DIRECTIONs
We are located three miles from the trailhead to Black Mountain & neighboring ponds. From there you can access Black Mountain, Buck Mountain Sleeping Beauty & Shelving Rock. There are a number of natural ponds that you can access including Fishbrook, Lapland, Millman, Greenland & Black Mountain pond.
Some of the ponds have 3 sided lean-to’s & fire-pits for an overnight nature getaway.
Directions from Huletts Marina:
Drive up the mountain (County Rt. 6),
Right onto Pike Brook Rd
Trailhead is approximately 2/10ths of a mile ahead on your right.
Black Mountain (5.6 miles, difficult). From this interesting loop you’ll see Black Mountain, Round and Lapland ponds and un-crowded views from the summit’s south side. When you arrive on the summit you will be greeted by outstanding views in all directions as well as a ranger’s cabin, a tower with a large antenna on the top and a power generating windmill.
EAST SIDE OF LAKE GEORGE
Buck Mountain (4.6 miles RT from the north and 6.6 miles RT from the south, difficult). It’s a steady climb to the top of the mountain from both directions; the southern approach has several overlooks along the way. The open summit has panoramic views of the southern Lake George basin.
Sleeping Beauty Mountain Loop. (7.8 miles, moderate). Switchbacks ease the ascent up to the summit where there are great views from the open ledges. On the return you’ll pass small Bumps Pond and take a detour to circle remote Fishbrook Pond, which is especially picturesque.
Shelving Rock Falls (1.7 miles, 3.4 round trip, easy) It usually takes around an hour or so to reach the top. It makes a great hike for first timers, children, and seasoned veterans. The paths are wide and flat and there are great views of Lake George.
TONGUE MOUNTAIN RANGE – Note there are many rattlesnakes in this area.
Deer Leap (3.4 miles RT, easy).
This is a popular and easily reached lookout over northern Lake George. Five Mile Mtn. (7 miles RT difficult). This is a rugged route passing through forested terrain with clearings and overlooks along the way. There is a steeper and slightly longer approach (7.4 miles RT) to this Clay Meadows trailhead.
French Point Mountain (8.8 miles RT, difficult). A cascading waterfall is located near the beginning of the trail just as you start the steep ascent up to the ridge. Almost continuous views are possible from the rugged ridge top trail to the grand finale at French Point Mountain with its view south through the Narrows of beautiful Lake George.
Northwest Bay Trail (10.8 miles RT, moderate) Montcalm Point is the
final destination of this beautiful and rugged lakeside trail. There are
many scenic views, cascading streams, mossy cliffs and deeply shaded
HIKES & WALKS FOR LAKE & WATERFALL VIEWS
Lakeshore Trail (3.5 miles, easy) Old carriage
trails start from various points along Shelving Rock Road and lead to
the Shelving Rock Falls area and down to the lake. The Lakeshore Trail
has beautiful lakeside views and several day-use picnic areas. Use
caution near the wet and slippery waterfall area.
Warren County Bikeway (9.5 miles one way, easy)
Extending from the shore of Lake George to the Glens Falls Feeder canal,
this paved bikeway leads through forested foothills over gradual
terrain. The bikeway is suitable for walking and strollers, and some
sections of it are appropriate for use by people with disabilities.
Call: 518-623-2877 or 518-623-5576.
OTHER HIKING DESTINATIONS
Hadley Mountain A challenging but rewarding hike in Lake Luzerne. An old fire tower stands at the summit of the mountain.
Gurney Lane Nature Trails There are two trails, one short at 1/3mi for the loop, and the other longer at 1.2 miles. The trails are located just west of exit 20 on the Northway.
Pilot Knob Gazebo Located in Fort Ann, this is a perfect attraction for light hikers and families. The trail leads to a wooden gazebo that overlooks Lake George. It is only 1 ½ miles long, round trip. There is also and extended trail to waterfalls if you want to make your trip a little longer.
Moreau State Park Trails Moreau State Park has trails of numerous variations in length and difficulty for all sorts of hikers. There is a $7-per-vehicle fee to enter the park.