Fifth Peak Trail

MODERATE 51 reviews
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Fifth Peak Trail is a 4.7 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.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1578 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

fishing

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

hiking
20 days ago

Great hike - was very icy and snowy still with patches of running stream/muddy. We used our spikes the whole time. I would not go without them-It took us about 2 hours to get to fifth peak lean-to. Gradually steep the whole time so this is a great prep for the high peaks ! Absolute beautiful today too!

7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful varied trail.

backpacking
8 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

hiking
9 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

hiking
9 months ago

a pleasant outing

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

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!

hiking
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!

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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

hiking
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.

hiking
Thursday, June 25, 2015

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

hiking
Thursday, June 25, 2015

It nice but a lot of bugs

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
Saturday, December 07, 2013

Tip trail head for this hike is actually outside downtown Bolton Landing about 6miles, not where the way point indicates, quite a ways north on 9N. It was called Clay meadows trail head. A couple different options available nice moderate level hike linking up with the tongue mountain range.

hiking
Monday, September 23, 2013

My goal was to start conditioning for snowshoeing the high peaks. It was a good work out but also met some really nice folks on the trail.
Shout out to Neal for a one hour blitz back down. Great conversation. You and your wife have been blessed. Hope we can hike again.

hiking
Friday, February 15, 2013

I love hiking this trail late May beginning of June. When you pull into the parking area there is a little pond filled with turtles and frogs. My first time hiking here the pond had thousands of tadpoles all along the bank and in the parking area where the water overflowed. Late spring and early summer months the beginning of the trail is like walking through a forest you would see in a movie. Tall pines and huge ferns all bright green lead the way to a wooden bridge. Shortly after the bridge the climb starts to become steep. The trail alternates between steep and flat stretches. As you get about 3/4 of the way to the top you'll start to see some steep cliffs. Be careful if you decide to explore the rocky areas because there are rattle snakes. I have not seen one yet, but I have seen pictures of them from fellow hikers. When I first hike the trail I got near the top and there was a trail going down and one that veers up a little to the left. There wasn't a trail sign, but I figured out that the trail to the left brings you to the summit and lean-to. The trail down leads you along the way to the next mountains if you decide to do the loop (which is 11-12 miles). As I created the summit there was a bald eagle circling above the great view. May be a challenging hike for beginners, but definitely worth the view.

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