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worth a trek up if you're in the area. the views from the top are great and the steep trail gives a nice taste of adirondack hiking without the endurance requirements of an adk high peak.

This hike was amazing. It was only 1.8 or 2.0 miles and it only took an hour or a little bit more to hike. The views were amazing! Would totally recommend it!

Very pleasant year around loop trail. Variety of habitats, mostly mature forest and open fields replicating 1700’s conditions with a few wetlands and stream crossings. Trail well maintained and marked.

Great overall hike for some perfect views! Take this recommended Loop and you wont be disappointed. No part of this trail is too hard that a family cant do. We got to the top in 45min, & continued on to bushwack to Erebus (that takes some planning). Feel free to send me a message for best recommended route. Enjoy!

Began at the Hogtown parking lot and did the trail to the summit, then the pond and back. We take our time so it took all morning. First time that we had done a mountain summit and it was incredible! Plan on going again in the fall as the view must be wonderful then.

amazing hike with serious ascents. the trail is well marked and almost entirely shaded. yes. it is rocky. sturdy shoes a must. hiking poles recommended. other hikers describe crowds. not our experience on a summer monday. we saw a few folks each way. at the top you will pop out on a park road. go left to find picnic tables, bathrooms, cold water, and a great view of lake George.

Loved it and can’t wait to go back

Fun hike, a bit rocky at times, great view at the top. Would definitely hike again!

Awesome hike

Excellent views and a super easy hike.

Rode my TREK Powerfly 5 from the 64th entrance along the Raptor and Cape Henry Trail to the boat ramp and back. It’s a beautiful area with excellent birding and easy access to salt water marshes and shoreline beaches. Lots of shade trees.

hiking
27 days ago

GF and I did this hike after a full day of basically non stop rain.The rocks were slippery so we decided to stay slightly astray from the trail as walking in the dirt was safer.Red trail is really well marked and simple to follow.Starting at the stairs we made it to the summit in 1:13 and that was with a few short stops here and there.We were fortunate enough that not many people had driven up so it was not crowded.Windy but it felt great in a humid day.Views were fantastic.I would suggest hiking shoes and we had trekking poles which helped but this is a very manageable trail.Our round trip was 3:05 but I took quite a few pictures up top.

Hiked up for sunrise, still an amazing hike which reward u with a fantastic view. Continue the hike to Erebus, which is kind of muddy and lack of view

Absolutely stunning views!

Great hike with amazing views. Trail was a little difficult for my young kids. At the top the park rangers have a water cooler station to refill bottles.

Great hike especially the full loop to the summit and back around Bumps Pond which is less traveled. Very shady and challenging trail but not too difficult and lots of families on the trail. Great views of Lake George from the summit.

a fun trail full of critters and a great view.

This was a great walk with the kids on 95 degree day. Cool and shady beneath the trees. The kids waded in the pond to cool off a little. I took a fishing pole out there just to see what I could catch. It wasn't much to catch but I caught a few and threw back. A great place for a short relaxing walk.

Moderate is a little off. I’d say hard. The runs are straight up for the first half, over rocky terrain. The second half of the climb is steep but fun. The view at the top was well worth it! Only complaint was that it summits at an area that is basically a parking lot and picnic area. Shame on me for not reading more about this climb. I do not like to hike to something everyone else can drive to. Although we had a great time!!!

Beautiful view. Clearly marked, easy hike

Nice short hike. Dogs loved it!

hiking
1 month ago

Well-maintained trail that culminates with a beautiful view of the Lake George valley. It is NOT for the novice hiker, as you will experience significant stretches of steep terrain along the way. Bring plenty of water and prepare for a good cardiovascular workout!

Great light to moderate trail, with added historical information along the way. I brought my dog and she loved it as well!

walking
1 month ago

I absolutely love walking the battlefield. A great place to connect with nature and history while pushing a stroller.

Clearly marked and not difficult. Parking at the hogs lot made for a a good warm-up and cool-down since it's mostly flat from there to the Dacy lot.

Beautiful views from the top! Trail was very enjoyable and easy to follow.

Didn’t do much other than look down while climbing to the top due to steepness and rocky terrain. I did enjoy view. Best spot was from shuttle parking lot so be sure to stop there before proceeding to summit.

Also I took the blue marker up. It was quieter, less steep (but still steep) but longer. Been told it is twice as long. Took red trail back.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

should be labeled HARD not moderate. Began with the stairway and my wife had a panic attack because of the see thru stairs and steapness. Had to turn around (first time we had to do that) I admit we are 69 and 65 but this was an experience we never had before. I may try it on my own next year, but this is a lot tougher than advertised. We than drove up to the top and we're happy with views from there

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