Buck Mountain via Shelving Rock Road

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Lake George Wild Forest

Buck Mountain via Shelving Rock Road is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Ann, New York that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length5.1 miElevation gain1,184 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Jennifer Malley
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HikingGreat!

Clean and dry.

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Jerry L
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HikingGreat!

Went for sun set. View was very nice. The shelving rock road gate was open. Trail is dry and free of ice

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Dustin Johnson
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It was rocky but all together great trail conditions.

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Michael Connell
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Lovely hike up to the Buck summit via Shelving Rock Rd. The trail is in good condition. Few insignificant ice patches. The point of this review is to declare to the world : SHELVING ROCK ROAD IS OPEN (Ignore the signs posted up near Rt. 149.

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Kevin Loftus
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Pretty regular hike most of the way, then started to get steeper and follows a small creek up to the top. Some ice around the creek, but easy to find footing (no micro spikes). The view at the summit was great.

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Hannah Noll
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Road is still closed to trailhead!!

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Martha naber
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Tried to hike today but shelving rock road is closed about 1 mile from trailhead. A temporary gate is up. I actually hiked it in January so unsure when it closed. Also no place to park where it’s blocked off (it’s a great way up buck when you can get there)

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Marcel Cerny
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Great, relatively easy trail! First time on top of Buck this winter!

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P crow
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HikingGreat!

Best hike of winter! clear snow packed trail. Spikes helped at top which is a bit steep.

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Tonya Harrington
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gary Godnick
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Molly Brogan
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No new snow, trail broken

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Jon Volks
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Good hike. The trail was broken but still needed some snowshoe TLC. The views at the top are amazing but this day the wind made it very cold. Note: My trail on the map is just the downhill. Apparently I didn't start it when I started.

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Stephen Judd
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The trail is broken... for now

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Rick Dennis
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Surprisingly not as windy as predicted. Summit had a beautiful clear views today! Tongue range tomorrow to finish the 12ster!

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James Crisalli
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Sean Merges
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SnowshoeingGreat!

great condition very easy to follow, fantastic views to the southwest and the whole tongue mountain range

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Cheyenne Inge
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HikingGreat!IcySnow

very well marked! trail is nice and packed down. A bit icy in some spots, so microspikes are recommended. Overall a pleasant trail for a quick hike with rewarding views.

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Moira Nowc
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Mike M
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Joshua David
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Great hike. Needed microspikes.

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Martha naber
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Trail conditions were dust on crust (trace to 1” snow) with icy sections on top. I wore microspikes the entire way and highly recommend. Multiple stream crossings that were easily navigated. Surprisingly I didn’t see one person today—even on top where multiple trails merge. Great hike!

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Jeremy chen
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Very nice hike. Icy near the top since the path runs parallel to the stream

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Christina Angell
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Multiple times, nice hike to start scouts out on.

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Susan Howard
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Good news is the mud is frozen. Lots of ice near the top, bring spikes. Love Buck, my go-to hike.

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Rachel Vickery
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The trail was muddy today and it was snowing lightly....as to be expected this time of year. Make sure you wear some waterproof shoes. No visibility at the top, but it's usually awesome. We took my older golden retriever and my blind australian shepherd. This is their first of the 9 ADK K9 challenge.....they made the hike slower, but they loved every second :)

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J Hern
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