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Great hike! Lots of steep inclines. Well worth it, though, the view at the summit is amazing!

If you enjoy hustling up a rock scramble incline, this is the hike for you. The effort is worth the view at the summit! Fairly wide trail for most of the route. The first view is stunning, especially after staring at so much greenery for 3 miles. But don’t forget to continue in the the summit about 3-5 miles further on the yellow trail.

A good moderate hike with a very beautiful summit.
There are many steep patches and getting down was especially difficult for me

Pending where you park, we parked lot #3, you back track along the road a bit and it takes maybe 20 minutes to get to the falls. If you go past the falls trail markings are okay and you make your way along the lake. Wish it was a bit more of an exciting hike to get to the falls. Never did make it to the peak of Shelving rock which was lot #4, maybe next time!

Nice connecting trail from Buck to Sleeping Beauty.

Nice views of Lake George! A little steeper than some of the other climbs around. I took the trail over the mountain and down to Shelving rock rd. The backside is quite technical with a more narrow trail. Great way to connect to the Sleeping Beauty trails.

Breathtaking views of Lake George! This hike was difficult but doable. It gets pretty steep at some points. Will 100% do again!

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3 days ago

Well-marked and maintained trail with a steady uphill climb to just short of the pond before a decline to the water, but my gps app tracked it as just over 3 miles out and back. Lightly trafficked, pond is reputed to be a good brook trout pond,

Great hike in lovely weather. Trail is well marked although at the top it splits. Green markers go to the left, the part with the view (in summer). Our group included a 65+ hiker (yours truly) so it took 1 hour 45 min. up and 1 hour 15 min. down.

This was my second time hiking this mountain, but this time we hiked this mountain from trailhead to trailhead. Overall it was a great hike.

Took my wife and 10 and 9 year old boys up today. Great views on the summit. Bring extra water and snacks. Everyone was able to make it up and back.

the first half of the hike is casual and easy, steady and gradual inclines. the second half the hike is where you'll really start to feel it due to steeper inclines and rougher terrain.

definitely worth the effort

A challenge but very rewarding- coming down took just as long as going up

beautiful view!

New parking area is great and despite the variety of different colored ribbons the trail was pretty east to follow. Definitely some steeper spots but well worth it for the views from the cliffs!

Walk around at the summit. There are lots of good views

Beautiful view and the hike up rocks was fun

Great for those looking for a challenging hike ending with a beautiful view at the summit. The hike is rather difficult due to some steep climbs over a rocky surface. It’s about 3.3 miles from the trail head to the summit, which took me about an hour and a half at an average pace. Would recommend to any moderate to experience hiker!

good hike took 9 year old didn't like how your on a steep hill and can slip easally veiw was great tral easy to follow

Fairly easy hike. Clearly marked.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail has changed entirely from what it was with the exception of the summit, so if you remember what it used to be, get ready for a big change! It’s 2.87 miles. It took us about 70 minutes to get to the top and 50 to get down. The trailhead is located on Potash Road, just north of Dunkley Road. It’s very clear, there’s a parking lot. The trailhead is marked as Harris Nature Preserve, and around halfway up, you find a sign that indicates you’re moving into state owned land.

The trail is definitely moderate with some harder portions closer to the top. As of July 2018, the trail is cleared and clearly marked but it’s uncultivated, which means there are portions of uphill that are just dirt, no rocks or roots to help. It’s fine in dry weather but would be tough if it was muddy or wet.

It’s a great workout and BEAUTIFUL views from the summit. As someone else stated, there are like 5 different color trail markers for no apparent reason but it’s very clear where you’re supposed to go.

The only exception was at the very end of the trail. We could see the parking lot through the trees, but somehow we followed markers that led us into a bog. We couldn’t figure out how we got off the trail (especially because there were markers) but we decided to just crash through to the lot.

All in all, a wonderful hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike - fantastic views!

Great views at the top. Strenuous at points. Heavily shaded throughout. Overall, a great hike. Highly recommended.

very nice views at top

hiking
1 month ago

This was my first difficult trail and only hiked it because I couldn’t find the sign for Stewart’s ledge. At first it was easy; then it got progressively more challenging as I went along in terms of steepness and rocks. A few rock scrambles at the end, but overall well worth it!!! The views of the lake and surrounding mountains were amazing!! I would recommend this trail to hikers of all levels.

Did this hike today. Moderate in length, but I would say on the more difficult side overall due to the amount of rock scrambling, loose rocks and tight squeezes going up. Be careful of your footing on the loose rocks and loose (powdery) soil. Could probably use some shoring up of the trail (Yes, I realize it's still new).
Nice views to the south and west from the top.

(Not sure why there are so many different color flags along the trail, they all seem to lead along the same trail, but there are green, orange and pink intermixed, some on the same tree).

Longer and more difficult than I expected but well worth it!

Beautiful views at the summit. There is a little climbing close to the summit but the rest of the hike is moderate.

This was a nice not too strenuous hike with decent views at the top. There isn’t really any views until you’re closer to where the trail ends. The true summit is up past where the flagged trail ends.

Only ventured in as far as the falls but it was gorgeous. Whole family and the dog had a great outing.

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