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Prospect Mountain Trail

MODERATE 55 reviews
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Prospect Mountain Trail is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lake George, NY that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.7 miles 1469 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Moderate hike up old tramway trail from Lake George Village to the top of Prospect Mountain with great views of the southern end of Lake George. A beautiful hike (especially in the fall) that includes some varied terrain. The trail starts with an enclosed bridge that crosses over the Northway (I-87) and then proceeds as a typical Adirondack style trail. The beginning in fairly easy with some steeper sections starting around midway. You can also drive the road up the mountain for $10. If you plan ahead there is an alternate and very enjoyable route down the other side of Prospect that ends at the Lake George Recreational area - this dececnt includes a beautiful waterfall as well. If you choose this route you will need to leave a second car at that trailhead prior to your hike.


1 day ago

hiking

It's not a bad hike if it's your first time just make sure you have good hiking boots/sneakers. There are are several steep inclines...and don't forget water!


8 days ago

hiking

If you have asthma either skip this hike or set a lot of time so that you can make frequent stops.


10 days ago

hiking

great trail with great views. only thing was too many tourists at the top so it was hard to enjoy the view. if you don't mind a lot of people enjoying the same view as you then this would be great for you.


13 days ago

hiking

Loved it


15 days ago

hiking

Tough climb up. Was not prepared for the incline! Awesome views at top. Worth the climb. Kids got a bit whiney about a mile in.


24 days ago

hiking

Overall a nice, challenging hike. Definitely not for beginners or anyone looking for something casual. We made it up the mountain in about an hour, and then back in half that time. The view is wonderful and worth the hike up, but it's kind of disappointing that while you just hiked an hour, others drove up to the top and got the same view. Some tips if you're looking to go: bring LOTS of water especially if it's a hot day, wear good shoes with good traction as you'll be hiking up/down a lot of flat sheet rock, and be careful!


27 days ago

beautiful steep hike just 2 blocks from Lake george village! well worth the 2 hours with beautiful views.


29 days ago

hiking

This is a very difficult hike but don't be discouraged. We took our dog who did great off leash. At the top there are some great views of the Lake George area.


1 month ago

hiking

That was a tough hike!!!


1 month ago

hiking

Had a good time with the family


1 month ago

hiking

It's definitely should be rated hard
It's no different but more miles than Azure Mountain on blue mountain rd st.regis falls
It's Great Walk lots rocks going up steep inclined
It took me about 3hr I had to stop a lot Astham
But I didn't give up
Also I went in 96 degree weather so recommend you start early morning


1 month ago


1 month ago

Great day hike. Brought my 7 year old and my Yorki. The 7 year old thought it was tough. The Yorki loved it! It was rocky and steep in spots. Great leg and glute workout!


2 months ago

hiking

If you're not an avid hiker or have health problems take this trail easy with frequent breaks. Make sure you note your footing and wear the most comfortable clothing. It most certainly is a beautiful view, but when aggravated and hot you forget to appreciate it! Bring tons of water, you'll need it! I personally enjoy hikes I can take in the view as I go, however with such steep climbing it is hard to look up in fear you might slip or lose you footing. I personally wouldn't do it again. Good Luck!


2 months ago


2 months ago

Awesome


2 months ago

hiking

If your hotel is in the Lake George Town or on Canada street you can walk to the trail head. You will need to cross over the steel foot bridge that crosses over the highway. The terrain is rocky so get good hiking boots. The incline can be steep but manageable. Bring water and food there's not much at the summit, just a few pails of water and a pick-nic area. Not a hike for the elderly or injured. The trial is mostly wooded until you reach the summit. Summit is 2100 ft. with beautiful views! You can drive to the top of your not a hiker. The trails are clearly marked with red paint or a red tag. About 1/4 up you can register at the station. Only Animals we saw where chipmunks, there are black bear here but very rare encounter or even a visual. Would recommend for anyone visiting.


2 months ago

The trial is moderately steep. However, it is nothing to rave about.


2 months ago

hiking

Favorite of all time. Historical sight and much to see upon arrival at the summit. Definitely worth the hike. Lots of fun during the trail, actual wooded /forest trail not paved. I travel from NYC to hike this trail every year.


3 months ago

Ok hike with a well maintained trail. Good for a short trip