This is not a marked trail and can be confusing if you aren’t experienced at following gps. As others wrote, you start in the LGLC parking lot, on the trail to Berry Pond Preserve. Keep bearing right along the stream. It can get sketchy once you leave the stream, as there are logging trails that intersect.

This trail was much more difficult than we anticipated but an excellent hike nonetheless with gorgeous views at the summit. The nightmare bridge over the highway from parking area to the trailhead will be with me for a while :D

scenic driving
2 months ago

$10 view to drive about 10 minutes. Have had better views of Lake George doing other hikes. Low effort = low reward. However, if you're looking for something with easy access that would be good. There are cool train parts at the top with history info and lots of picnic tables on the way up.

This was my second time hiking this trail. This time there are signs up for the different summits which was new for me. This was a nice fall hike.

It's not a moderate trail! it's quite steep and difficult to climb at parts. Beautiful view at the top though. Much more beautiful in fall.

Nice hike, especially in the fall when leaves are turning. Spectacular Lake George views from the summit.

beautiful hike... kind of hard for a 10 year old though.. great day in all!

Nice trail, when brooklynites aren't hiking there!!! Quite steep!!!

No need to park where the folks live in the village. Just park alongside the road at the trailhead at the bottom of the mountain. Expect to see other hikers as this is a very popular hike. Overall, pretty easy hike with good views, though some of the views at the top are limited by trees. You'll see lots of others at the summit since there's a road in that people in vehicles use. If you haven't done Sleeping Beauty, try that one out...just as easy and way way better views (from the east side of Lake George instead of the west side).

Fun hike with great views over Lake George. Some history at the top as well.

This is a decent challenge for a short distance. While it is over relatively fast, it is relentless climb straight up the mountain. I did it to prepare for Mount Marcy and ended up performing well on that hike the following week.

5 months ago

Nice Hike with some pretty decent elevation

This was an excellent workout however I would not categorize this trail as moderate - it was HARD. Straight up the mountain. We ended up taking 2 cars and parking one at the top. I have a broken shoulder and didn't want to walk back down. The view was totally worth it! Spectacular!!

the real trail is to hard for little ones under 8 but once you enter the park and drive all the way up to the top there is a parking lot and even a bus service if you choose to go to the peak . It is paved trail to the left of the parking lot that anyone can do but there are 3 sets of ling stairs just before the top so not wheelchair friendly unless you take the bus because cars are not allowed past parking lot

Could not take dog on trail steps bridge over highway. So could not do walk more than .28

The other reviews are accurate. It is a more gradual journey to Prospect mountain summit coming from this trail. I found it a bit hard to figure out which trail was which at the beginning as it seems more like a network of paths that all connect but once I made it to the trail that follows the stream it was a straight shot from there. There is really only 1 or two tough stretches for a few hundred yards. You'll be walking through the woods completely until you hit the parking lot with the view before the summit.

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Make sure if you are attempting an "easy" hike you stick very closely on the Red trail. I accidentally jumped onto blue after the first road crossing and it added some mileage for sure, lol. Both trails lead to summit but blue is considerably longer and steeper. Cool hike though. Insanely busy summit, taking pictures without being photobombed by a stranger is near impossible. USGS stamp on the farthest, highest point, not to be missed.

5 months ago

This should be rated as hard. Make no mistake, this trail is tough and challenging. Amazing views at the top!

My husband and I found this short 3.2 mile hike challenging. We are in the senior citizen range. The 1, 627 feet climbing and descending had no switch turns to recover. The upper trail was across Rick slabs that were slippery with gravel, leaving, and water from a recent rain storm. The trail was well marked and the view from the top was amazing. The remnants of the old cog railway was also interesting to see and read about. We did not see bathroom but we did find a jug of cool water to refill our bottles. Is was quite crowded at the top with folks that drove up and then took a jutney bus the short distance from the parking lot to the summit. Maybe in a few weeks, after the school summer vacations end, it would be quieter on the top.

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