Best kid friendly trails in Lake George Wild Forest, New York

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Map of kid friendly 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
The trail up to Sleeping Beauty Mountain has many switchbacks with moderate steepness. Along the way, there are stunning views of Lake George and the southeastern Adirondacks. 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 a series of switchbacks around cliffs. The views are expansive and include Crane Mountain to the west and Pico and Killington to the east. You are also able to view Lake George in the distance. The cliffs face east, south, and west, so you can enjoy a sunny hike. The trail continues to loop around the pond near the summit. The trail descends again, passing several lookouts before you complete the loop and return back to the parking lot. Show more
#2 - Shelving Rock Mountain Trail
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 3.0 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
#3 - Buttermilk Brook - Bear Slides
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 47 m
Please note it is easy to get confused at the trail head and take the wrong trail. Take the one marked on the map that goes right and do not walk on River Rd, that is mostly a road with campsites and for horses. Show more
#4 - Inman Pond Trail
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
#5 - 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
#6 - Northwest Bay of Lake George Trail
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 4 h 32 m
#7 - Lake George Recreation Center
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 21 m
#8 - Thomas Mountain
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 3.0 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
#9 - The Last Great Shoreline and Beaver Pond
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
Hike through the forest along the Last Great Shoreline to a rocky beach overlook and then continue to Beaver Pond the opposite direction.Show more
#10 - Warren County Trail Loop
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 22 m
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