Fifth Peak Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews
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Fifth Peak Trail is a 4.8 mile out and back trail located near Bolton Landing, NY and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, fly fishing, and snowshoeing and is accessible from April until October.

4.8 miles 1651 feet Out & Back

fly fishing

hiking

snowshoeing

3 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

Was a nice hike. A bit longer than the markers say - likely closer to 6mi round trip. Hiked it on a hot humid buggy day. There are areas of climbing interspersed with some areas of flat walking on a wider trail. Nice views.

4 months ago

Longer than listed. At least 3mi one way. Very buggy. Great views!

hiking
4 months ago

I believe it to be longer than listed, trails are well marked though.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

Little difficult for the inexperienced. Decent views of the lake. Better views of the mountains.

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Nice easy trail completed on a beautiful day. The views are amazing. It was longer than stated above, I recorded my trip on the trail and it was 6.6 miles round trip.

hiking
8 months ago

Did it on a beautiful sunday... Easy trail with a great view!

hiking
11 months ago

Did Fifth Peak today on a brisk snow flurry day ... if your reasonably in shape you the handful of ascents will have you break a sweat but not overwhelm you. By the time I got to the lean to it the snow picked up and wind blowing it sideways. Very nice hike with varying terrain. Need to go back on a sunny day

1 year ago

Great hike. It's a little further north on 9N than the directions on here. Go in by the sign that says Clay Meadows Trail. The trail is well marked but definite longer than 5.4 miles, I had it around 7. Overall amazing hike, I'll be going again.

hiking
1 year ago

It was nice but a lot of mosquito, nats and black flyes

hiking
1 year ago

It nice but a lot of bugs

hiking
2 years ago

Did Fifth Peak today in the rain! Thought it would letup but no. Ascents were tough to say the least and you better be in good shape. It's mostly uphill and although it was raining we were able to get a quick pic of the lake. Hung out at the lean to had something to eat and started back down. Very slippery on Rainey days..great hike but not easy!

2 years ago

Amazing Hike! Not kidding when they say moderate but it was nice to be with family all challenge ourselves :) once you get to the top, do some exploring! The view only get better. Some steep areas but nothing that can't be done.

hiking
2 years ago

Excellent hike. Trail head not accurate on this site; it's actually 4.5 miles north of Bolton on 9N (small parking lot just beyond sign). Many options available; to get to Fifth Peak: .2 miles after trail register follow red to blue to yellow markers which takes you to the lean - to and beautiful views. Well marked with only a few particularly rocky sections. Takes about 90 minutes up and just over an hour back down.

hiking
3 years ago

Tip trail head for this hike is actually outside downtown Bolton Landing about 6miles, not where the way point indicates, quite a ways north on 9N. It was called Clay meadows trail head. A couple different options available nice moderate level hike linking up with the tongue mountain range.

hiking
3 years ago

My goal was to start conditioning for snowshoeing the high peaks. It was a good work out but also met some really nice folks on the trail.
Shout out to Neal for a one hour blitz back down. Great conversation. You and your wife have been blessed. Hope we can hike again.