Black Mountain and Lake George Trail

MODERATE 179 reviews
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Black Mountain and Lake George Trail is a 7.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Clemons, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1496 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Relatively easy hike with only a few challenging spots - rewarded with great views and a fire tower. Follow the trail to a road through the woods. Follow this road half a mile to a trail junction just before a private residence. Follow the small red DEC trail markers as the trail skirts right around the home and heads off into the woods. Make sure to follow the small red markers as snowmobile trails are also in the area. You will see a trail heading off to the left towards Lapland Pond. Ignore this and continue on towards the summit. At 2,646 feet you are at the summit of Black Mountain where you will find a fire observers cabin and a firetower. If you wander around the summit a bit you will find excellent views up through the Narrows of northern Lake George. Continue on and take the trail that leads down off the southern edge of the summit towards Black Mountain Point. This will then intersect with another base trail where you will head west (left) towards Lapland Pond Junction. At the Lapland Ponds junction head north (left), follow the blue markers and this will bring you back to the original trail you came in on and after about 2.2 miles you should reach your car.

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The trials were well marked, and I don’t need to tell you ... the views were spectacular!

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After Lapland Pond the markers change from blue to yellow - the blue markers lead you to a lean-to and then just end. If you follow the yellow markers, they will take you to the original trail you came in on.

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The views of Lake George at summit are spectacular. Trail is rocky so careful with footing. Hiked the loop...the trail along the ponds is beautiful and meandering. Most of trail is shaded which was good as it was warm/sunny. (The recording stopped between the summit and along the descent to the ponds & looks like we fell off a cliff.)

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