Best backpacking trails in Lake George Wild Forest, New York

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Explore the most popular backpacking trails in Lake George Wild Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of backpacking trails in Lake George Wild Forest, New York
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#1 - Tongue Mountain Range and Northwest Bay Trail
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 14.8 mi • Est. 7 h 57 m
A great loop hike that brings you along the shore of Lake George then over 3 small peaks on the Tongue Mountain Range. You will park at the southern trailhead for the Tongue Range, Clay Meadows next to a quarry. From there you will follow a nice trail around the shore of the lake to Montcalm Point where you'll have great views of the Narrrows. Then you'll gradually ascend the southern end of the Tongue Range over 3 nice peaks with great views over the lake below.Show more
#2 - Mount Erebus and Fishbrook Pond Loop
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 4 h 42 m
#3 - Tongue Traverse (Six Mountains)
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 16.4 mi • Est. 8 h 53 m
#4 - North Tongue Mountain Range, Five Mile Mountain and Lake George Trail
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 6 h 55 m
This is a great hike over a small mountain range called the Tongue Mountain Range on Lake George, NY. This hike will take you over Brown Mountain which has a lean-to and up to the top of Five Mile Mountain. You'll also be rewarded with a great dip in Lake George at Deer Leap if you have the energy to run downhill to the lake and back. From the intersection you will then follow the trail out to the Southern Clay Meadows parking lot.Show more
#5 - Shelving Rock and Black Mountain Loop
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 14.2 mi • Est. 7 h 51 m
#6 - Tongue Ridge Range Loop
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 21.2 mi • Est. 11 h 31 m
#7 - Buck Mountain to Black Mountain
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 19.3 mi • Est. 11 h 10 m