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Five Mile Mountain Trail is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Silver Bay, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 9.3 mi Elevation gain 2,276 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

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lake views, mountain views This hike is along part of the Tongue mountain range - the mountainous peninsula that juts into Lake George. From the parking lot, cross the highway and follow the blue trail. At around 3/4 miles, there is an unmarked intersection. Straight ahead on the yellow trail leads to Deer Leap in under a mile. The blue trail turns left at this intersection and, for the next mile, steadily climbs to the top of Brown mountain. In another mile or so, you reach a lean-to. The summit of Five Mile mountain is less than a mile from this shelter. Just past the true summit, which the trail skirts around, there are view points to the east and west.

NYS DEC Ranger Region 5 (518) 644-9569

Take Interstate 87 North to Exit 24 (next exit after Warrensburg). Turn right onto Bolton Landing-Riverbank Rd. After 4 miles, turn left onto NY Rte 9N heading north. The trailhead is 9.5 miles from here. Parking is on the left side of road.

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Megan Labbate
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HikingBugs

We completed this as part of the Lake George 12ster. It was an easier grade than other hikes in that challenge and we completed it in about 3 hours (not with Deer Loop). Be prepared to search for summits, as they are hard to find. Only obstructed views of the lake and other mountains. Not sure I would do this hike without it being part of a challenge.

Bill Sherry
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HikingBlowdown

An unremarkable hike with limited views of Lake George.

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sara frederick
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HikingBugs

Not the greatest trail I’ve done. It’s not super challenging but not great views. Props to the person who put an arrow down to see the actual peak! Otherwise you will walk right by and have no idea. Not super popular on a Wednesday but nice to have it to myself.

Rebecca Trainor
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Hiking

Lots of trees blocking the views at the top of the mountains. Also the Five Mile mountain summit wasn’t a part of the trail so had to go off trail to get to the top. Between Brown and Five Mile mountains, you will also pass Huckleberry mountain, but it’s not on the map.

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Marisa Cavanaugh
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Adrian Hilstro
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Ryan McClenning
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Hiking

From trailhead, went Brown-Huckleberry-Five Mile, then back to split and continued to Deer Leap and then back to parking area. Would recommend hikes early-mid spring or post foliage-late fall for better views.

Martha naber
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Hiking

Came from north—deer leap parking area. First 1/3 mile or so on old rocky soggy jeep road. Yuk. Once deer leap peeled off the trail was really nice all the way to five mile mt. Soft pine underfoot mild with occasional moderate grade and some flats. Great trail! 4 stars due to obstructed views only. Could see snow covered peaks in ADK from lean-too area. Map and guide book say 7.2mi RT (without deer leap) and approx. 1400vf rt as calculated from map.

John Seigle
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Hiking

Third car at deer leap parking and hiked Brown Huckleberry and Five Mile. First quarter mile muddy and wet. Last quarter mile snowy but the remainder of the seven miles the trail is fantastic shape. Dry wide and very well marked. Best views from Brown. Five Mile not bad as leaves not out yet. One mosquito. Lot was full when leaving but most just doing Deer Leap. Garmin tracked as 7.63 RT and 2070 elevation gain. Starva converted to 7.82 and 2432. The forests are awesome here. No garbage limited blowdown. Exceeded expectations. Took 4.5 hours including multiple stops so about 4 hours moving time.

Tracy Custodio
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HikingIcyMuddySnow

The trail is really wet at the bottom, dries out nicely, and then became wet/icy/snowy well after the lean-to.

Faryl Hewlett
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Hiking

Nice trail..still a bit snowy in spots.

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Dave Pawlick
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Hiking

Trail well marked and in good shape after a few inches of new snow. Minimal views. I think there are no signs at the summits.

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Katy Black
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No views to write home about. Brown had a bit of a view but there was trees in front of it. If there had been leaves on the trees you wouldn’t have had any view. Fairly easy but complicated by snow.

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Zach Wilkinson
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Neil Justin
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Manolo Farfan Raggio
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Rebecca Lally
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Hillary Alycon
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Hiking

I was fortunate for a gorgeous day and virtually no traffic until I was leaving. This trek was considerably easier than I expected. There are great spots for views of your willing to seek them. It's not necessary to go far off trail. Only one rattler up by the lean to. With meandering and a half hour stop at five mile summit round trip this took me 4:20.

Gemma Hanlon
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Hiking

We used this trail to hike to Brown, Huckleberry and Five Mile Mountain. The trail is pleasant and easy to follow. The lean to just before Five Mile Mountain is in great shape. Some views along the way if you go off the trail slightly. We missed the cairn for the actual summit of Five Mile and found it on our return (once we realized we had gone a little too far). It is really the only steep part of the hike. There is a summit marker for Five Mile on top of the steep rock. Worth the climb!

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Julia Bouchard
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HikingBugs

Very nice and easy to follow trail. I was hoping for better views otherwise I would’ve given a higher rating. Encountered 1 rattlesnake on the trail but overall a nice hike

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Ryan Hutton
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Hiking

Great hike! Trail is all up hill for the first mile, but never steep. Then, it starts to roll along the ridge to a nice lean-to. Look back from here and go on the rock ledges to the right to see good views up to the High Peaks. Continuing on you gain and drop elevation for awhile before climbing up to Five Mile. The summit is wooded, but some solid views of the Narrows and to the east side of LG and Vermont. Trail has few markers but is very easy to spot and well-maintained. Less rooty and rocky than almost any in the ADK. This a good half-day or morning and would be fine to snowshoe. Two notes, be careful of rattlers. We saw one right at the edge of trail on the way down from Brown. It moved away and froze so we could pass at a distance, but I only saw it when it moved. The other, the summits/view points don't have marking and overall you could lose the trail. Bring a map or download Google offline maps - the trail is on it.

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