Fifth Peak Trail

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Fifth Peak Trail is a 4.8 mile out and back trail located near Bolton Landing, New York and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.8 miles
1551 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash




trail running

5 months ago

Great Moderate trail but keep your eye on the trail signs!

5 months ago

Beautiful varied trail.

6 months ago

It was pretty doable, a couple steep sections were a slight challenge, but it wasn't a difficult trip over all, the lean-to was in pretty good condition, but if you plan to camp, have a plan b in case it's taken

7 months ago

Did the trail Monday with my wife. Great view. Trail markers do throw one off a bit and could be more clear. Beautiful view

8 months ago

a pleasant outing

10 months ago

This was a pretty hike. I did take the wrong path twice however. The reddish trail markers turn blue once you reach a sign that is easy to walk past telling you which way to go. The red markers turn to blue and then when you are almost there the markers turn to yellow. Be careful if you take a wrong turn like I did, the 4.7 round trip hike can easily turn into over 9 miles! This app helped a lot when I got some service I opened the map and was able to re direct myself. Overall, enjoyable!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Part of the tongue stretch, awesome Lake vistas and views of the Green Mountains.

Monday, August 08, 2016

Was a nice hike. A bit longer than the markers say - likely closer to 6mi round trip. Hiked it on a hot humid buggy day. There are areas of climbing interspersed with some areas of flat walking on a wider trail. Nice views.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Longer than listed. At least 3mi one way. Very buggy. Great views!

Monday, July 18, 2016

I believe it to be longer than listed, trails are well marked though.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Little difficult for the inexperienced. Decent views of the lake. Better views of the mountains.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Nice easy trail completed on a beautiful day. The views are amazing. It was longer than stated above, I recorded my trip on the trail and it was 6.6 miles round trip.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Did it on a beautiful sunday... Easy trail with a great view!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Did Fifth Peak today on a brisk snow flurry day ... if your reasonably in shape you the handful of ascents will have you break a sweat but not overwhelm you. By the time I got to the lean to it the snow picked up and wind blowing it sideways. Very nice hike with varying terrain. Need to go back on a sunny day

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Great hike. It's a little further north on 9N than the directions on here. Go in by the sign that says Clay Meadows Trail. The trail is well marked but definite longer than 5.4 miles, I had it around 7. Overall amazing hike, I'll be going again.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

It was nice but a lot of mosquito, nats and black flyes

Thursday, June 25, 2015

It nice but a lot of bugs

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Did Fifth Peak today in the rain! Thought it would letup but no. Ascents were tough to say the least and you better be in good shape. It's mostly uphill and although it was raining we were able to get a quick pic of the lake. Hung out at the lean to had something to eat and started back down. Very slippery on Rainey days..great hike but not easy!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Amazing Hike! Not kidding when they say moderate but it was nice to be with family all challenge ourselves :) once you get to the top, do some exploring! The view only get better. Some steep areas but nothing that can't be done.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Excellent hike. Trail head not accurate on this site; it's actually 4.5 miles north of Bolton on 9N (small parking lot just beyond sign). Many options available; to get to Fifth Peak: .2 miles after trail register follow red to blue to yellow markers which takes you to the lean - to and beautiful views. Well marked with only a few particularly rocky sections. Takes about 90 minutes up and just over an hour back down.

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