Best dogs trails in Lake George Wild Forest, New York

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#1 - Sleeping Beauty Mountain and Lake George Trail
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 7.0 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
This trail has many switchbacks to keep the steepness moderate. Good views of Lake George and the southeastern Adirondacks. 6.4 mile loop hike from Hogs Town parking lot. 4.8 mile loop hike from the Dacy Clearing parking lot. The length of the hike to Sleeping Beauty depends on if the woods road from the trailhead parking lot to Dacy Clearing is open ( and you are willing to drive it) or not. If you can drive to Dacy Clearing the hike is a moderate 1.8 miles, each way, to the favored lookout and another 0.4 or so miles to the actual summit. The trail from Dacy Clearing to the cutoff to Sleeping Beauty is a broad tote road. The trail beyond that point is a delight with actual switch backs, walking below and around cliffs that you will be looking out from near the summit. The views are expansive and include Crane Mountain to the west and Pico and Killington to the east, as well as Lake George. The cliffs face east, south, and west, so you can enjoy your day in the sun. From here, you can choose to backtrack and make it an out-and-back hike for 4.4 total miles from Dacy Clearing (7.6 miles if from Hog Town parking area). Alternately, you can head back to a marker in an earlier section of the trail and bear left to descend another series of switchbacks before reach Bumps Pond. Continue following the trail around the pond. The trail descends again, passing several lookouts before you complete the loop. Return the same route to Dacy Clearing and finally the parking area.Show more
#2 - Buck Mountain via Shelving Rock Road
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
#3 - Mount Erebus and Fishbrook Pond Loop
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 4 h 42 m
#4 - Pole Hill Pond Blue Trail
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 15 m
Follow the blue discs from the trail register; the trail is very well marked and easy to follow. The first mile or so is a fairly easy grade on a wide track, this eventually narrows down to a single track through the woods. At about 1.2 miles you start to ascend towards the first peak, this is a mostly moderate steady climb, but there are a couple of spots where it gets a little more strenuous. There are tree-obstructed views of Lake George from this peak, but nothing spectacular. Continue along the trail, heading down from the first peak, then (about 3 miles) up a grade to the second peak. This peak has a flat open area with great south-looking views of Lake George. From here is a steady descent down through the woods towards Pole Hill Pond. At about 6 miles the trail makes a sharp left into the woods to avoid private land, pay attention to the Posted signs and respect the landowners wishes. For the final leg of the hike take a right and follow the Yellow discs back out towards the trail register.Show more
#5 - 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
#6 - Inman Pond Trail
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
#7 - Deer Leap Trail
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 56 m
A great 3.2 mile RT hike over gentle terrain that offers great views. Very steep cliff just past the end of the trail so keep young ones close. The trail to Deer Leap is the same trail that is used to reach 5 Mile Summit for the initial 0.6 miles. This trail is in moderate shape and can be wet. About 0.6 miles in you will summit a small knoll (275') where you find the split - go south (to the right) and you head towards 5 Mile Summit, continue on straight (east) and you head towards Deer Leap. The trail from this point in is in excellent shape and has several points where one can obtain a view. After the trail intersection the trail drops again and then has another short ascent before reaching the highest point. After this point it will drop down a little and you will reach the rocky outcrop that is the view point where you can look out over Lake George across to Huletts Landing. The summits across are of Black Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain to the south-east. There are two other areas for a view - if you travel a little south into the meadow area (across the ridge, not down) you will have an area for lunch in the meadow and views towards the southern area of Tongue. There is also a herd path towards the eastern edge that offers an excellent view of Huletts Landing - this ends at a VERY STEEP and dangerous 700' cliff and great care should be taken to keep younger hikers and those with stability concerns away from this area. Caution: There are rattlesnakes in this range so please use caution during certain times of the year.Show more
#8 - Five Mile Mountain Trail
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 5 h 17 m
lake views, mountain views This hike is along part of the Tongue mountain range - the mountainous peninsula that juts into Lake George. From the parking lot, cross the highway and follow the blue trail. At around 3/4 miles, there is an unmarked intersection. Straight ahead on the yellow trail leads to Deer Leap in under a mile. The blue trail turns left at this intersection and, for the next mile, steadily climbs to the top of Brown mountain. In another mile or so, you reach a lean-to. The summit of Five Mile mountain is less than a mile from this shelter. Just past the true summit, which the trail skirts around, there are view points to the east and west. Show more
#9 - Northwest Bay of Lake George Trail
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 4 h 32 m
#10 - Lake George Recreation Center
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 21 m
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