Fifth Peak Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bolton Landing, New York that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, fly fishing, and snowshoeing and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,578 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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hiking
3 days ago

Very nice hike, well worth the trip! It’s really got some nice variety; bridges, pond with a beaver dam, streams,, and of course nice views. Need to pay attention to the trail markers - start out red, switch to blue, and end on yellow. We stayed on blue and added additional .65 mile as we needed to hike back to catch the yellow trail.... SWITCH TO YELLOW.

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bugs
4 days ago

Moderate to steep- the trailhead is not well marked. It’s not through the parking lots but right off 9n. The trail markers change color but the route is well traveled and easy to follow. Some really nice bridges. It was hot and buggy today. Decent view at the summit.

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muddy
11 days ago

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19 days ago

Trail was barely muddy. There was some downed trees across the path at a few points but nothing you can’t get across. Decently easy, quick hike. The trail head is down the hill from the parking lot but that was the trickiest part...the entire trail was very well marked.

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rocky
24 days ago

Nice hike! Fairly steep in some spots and muddy in others. Great views at the top. Tricky to find the trail head for sure. Also, trail is a little longer than 5 miles instead of just under 5 as listed on here.

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rocky
25 days ago

The base of the trail is a mess with many trees down that are in the process of being removed. The condition are muddy and is longer and steeper then noted by the trail markers.

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bugs
25 days ago

I would recommend this trial to anyone who is looking for short low moderate hike. There is a place to camp for the night as well.

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25 days ago

Super muddy! Not the easiest trail to follow so pay attention! Not so busy today...

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blowdown
1 month ago

easy hike for experienced hikers. trail was dry. great view at the top.

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1 month ago

Terrain was not bad at all compared to Black Mountain that we climbed last week. The elevation climb killed me a little but the view was worth it. Plenty of shade and spots of sun. The falls were a great spot.

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rocky
1 month ago

Overall the view was well worth it! Confused when getting there couldn’t see where the trail head started. It was up on the right side of us when getting there but we had to turn around to find it! Trail markers change colors throughout the trail so make sure you follow those carefully! Overall rocky and steep trail but made it to the top. Took my friend and I about hour & half!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike—Parking is at a pond and then you walk down the road a little bit to get to the trailhead. You start off with blue trail markers, then red, and you end with yellow if you’re just planning on completing Fifth Peak. The yellow trail markers aren’t until the very end and once you hit those you’re almost to the top! :) Had trouble seeing the yellow trail markers at first because it was sort of hidden on the tree. Not too much mud, very windy at some points.

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1 month ago

Great scenic route, little challenge but awesome.

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1 month ago

nice trail. Rocky, but good fittings. not much mud at all. be careful when coming down because I ended up on another trail hiking further into the range. if you do that ty ge view a half mile in are great to on the trail towards montcalm point

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muddy
1 month ago

We went on 3/28, and there was a lot of debris on the first part of the trail, before the trail splits. We found some icy spots and a lot of mud.

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icy
2 months ago

Loved this hike! Went last weekend, it was still pretty icy on some of the steeper spots. But overall, the trail was easy to follow with markers and kept nicely. There’s streams/waterfalls along the hike most of the way up which provided nice views the whole time! Summit was beautiful.

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2 months ago

Lovely hike. Muddy in spots, icy in others. Overall in good condition. Spikes highly recommended still.

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7 months ago

Wet trail, but mud wasn’t too bad. There’s a beautiful viewpoint if you go down through the trees, looking southwest from the summit.

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rocky
7 months ago

Originally went to do 5 mile, lost the trail then doubled back and went to fifth Peak. Will be out there this Saturday when I have more time to bushwhack my way to 5 mile and then on to Huckleberry and finally to descend down brown for the northern tongues.

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