Explore the most popular views 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.

Went up today (6/23/18), prepping for a Grand Teton hike. This was a good test, even though the elevation gain is modest.

Well marked and easy hiking trail. Once you reach the summit, be sure to follow a small path to the left to a clearing overlooking Bolton and Lake George. Stunning views!

Great views, nicely paced hike. Gets a bit muddy in spots but nothing to worry about. Will take about an hour, 75 minutes-ish to get to the main viewpoint from the second car park, and don't worry about the road, just take it slow.

I have been twice in two years here. Although it is rated moderate, I would say it is moderate to hard hike. Since top is not widespread and only few spots available for the view, try to be early so that there are few people. It was really muddy because if rain last week.

Gorgeous day - great hike. Up the trail with the red markers, looped back down by Black Pond and Lapland’s Pond. Saw a big snapping turtle just off the trail! Little mud but not too bad at all.

Did this hike last weekend, it was moderate to easy I would say. View was amazing, enough space at the top for lots of people to sit peacefully while enjoying the view.

I really love this hike. I would rate it as moderate, beautiful views and trail is pretty gradual save for the few steep scrambles closer to the top

I have been coming to Sleeping Beauty mountain and dacy clearing for over 38 years. I guess I just gave away the fact that I'm an old guy. LOL
anyway, this is a wonderful place to Camp, hunt, fish, or hike

It was a nice climb to the summit was, a little disappointed with the limited view, but the over all view was great.

Great Hike & Great Reward for a very short distance too! Love it!

Nice and easy hike with a spectacular view of Lake George. One of my favorites!

Awesome hike today! A little muddy!

Nice hike to the summit. Very dog friendly. Nice view. Fire tower closed.

The view was amazing! It was definitely worth the hike, it was a pretty muddy trail since it rained the night before we hiked and it was a very rocky trail. This was definitely a moderate hike for me, but thats because we parked at hogtown parking or whatever the first parking lot was, I recommend just parking at the second one. The gravel road is very narrow and people have to move out of the way for you and I’m not even quite sure what you do when another car is coming the opposite direction, but obviously it can be done because people do it I just never saw it. So definitely recommend parking at the second parking lot because it would’ve made the hike shorter and easier from the peak to the first parking lot it would be 3.3miles compared to the second one which would make it 1.8miles. The first 1.5 from the first parking lot is literally just the narrow gravel road that the cars drive on and the trail doesn’t start until after the second parking lot.

Definitely an easy hike but make sure once you get to the peak to take the narrow foot path down about 100 feet or so to get a better view of the lake.

A nice hike, very well marked trails. I did the loop, starting with the red markers to go up to the top. It was the first time I saw a wind turbine on a summit! Descending the red trail from the summit is pretty steep for ~1/2 mile. The loop around the ponds (blue and yellow markers) is very easy and pleasant walking.

Great area, we drove all the way out to the end of the road. From there it's a 10 minute walk down to the waters edge. beautiful area. Brings you down to the shore right by "Hen and Chickens Island".

sucker is hard on a hot day. you are stuck along the shore the whole way.

quick and ez

The perfect day hike with family and friends. Million dollar views. It’s the best bank for your buck in the Lake George Region.

Beautiful family hike…a couple of streams along the way. Great hike with some good aerobic inclines - hope to do it again this summer. Chose Buck to spread some of our Dad's ashes overlooking one of his favorite places on Earth - Lake George.

Beautiful hike with a great view at the end. Trail is well marked and very dog friendly (lost count after 10). Road in is a little treacherous (passing cars is tight) if you go all the way to the Dacy lot but if you feel like walking the additional just park at Hogtown.

hiking
1 month ago

Panoramic views of Southern Lake George

5 miles total round trip. Lots of shade for sunny, hot days. A couple brook crossings; great for your dog to grab a drink or cool off with a swim. Beautiful summit with great views.

Loved this trail! On the way back down if you take the left to Bumps pond you get a nice view of the water and then continue to make a full circle back down to Dacy’s landing. A bit rocky, but we made the entire hike that was about 6 miles or so!

Nice trail ... halfway up starts to get steep.. last 1/2 mike gets really steep . Views make it worth it...actually 3.3 each way

Hiked on 5/11/18 and trail is awesome. Road is open now and you can drive all the way back to Dacy Clearing which makes this hike so much shorter, 1.8 miles one way to be exact. Muddy in some spots but overall a great hike.

Worth the steep hike. Two incredible views!! Great first hike with Bae

trail running
1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Great views from the top!

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