French Mountain

MODERATE 40 reviews

French Mountain is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake George, 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.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
885 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

This is a nice easy hike off of the Warren County bike trail that offers a great view at the top. The blue blaze trail rises gently at first, then continues at a steeper grade as it turns northward towards the cliffs where you can see north towards the Southern basin of Lake George and south towards Queensbury. Just before this area you will see posted signs that indicate you are close to private property - please respect the signs and stay on the non-posted area.

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12 days ago

29 days ago

Good luck finding it

hiking
1 month ago

Limited views, poorly marked trailhead, well marked trail

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Great hike with the dogs!!

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

First time hiking French today. Enjoyed it! If you want to add 3 miles one way, walk from lg village onto the biketrail. Beautiful scenery and nice warm up. After you pass magic forest keep going on the trail until you see yellow spray paint and a path up a bunch of rocks. It is well marked with blue markers once you get going towards the mountain. No sign in book, but short hike.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

2 months ago

Trail is HORRIBLY MARKED at the beginning. Follow these directions. Park on Route 9 North bound side by the monument just south of the Teepee.GPS these coordinates (43.376612, -73.700520) Go down the hill, keep going straight towards the bottom down the goat path, follow that to the pole lines, cross the pole lines directly straight to the bike trail.At the bike trail turn left. Follow the bike trail until the graffiti on the right. There's a yellow arrow spray painted on the bike path. That's your trail. First 3/4 of the hike is fairly easy incline to level hiking with a little mud. The last 1/4 increases rapidly for a quick ascent. Moderate in the beginning to harder at the end. View wasn't anything to write home about, your view is the outlets and south. There are much better hikes.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

Good views of surrounding area and decent of lower Lake George. Best to park at the Williams memorial as others have mentioned and head down to the bike path. Trail from memorial to bike path is overgrown as of 10-Apr-17. Trail is well marked once you are a 100 meters in or so and its a nice walk for about a half a mile. Incline up is steady once you hit it, not overly tough though. I would recommend this trail if you are looking for something shorter and closer to the capital region. Very little mud after the start of the trail so it would be good for early spring (when we hiked it). GPS to memorial parking 43.376612, -73.700520

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5 months ago

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8 months ago

Nice views up top. Sketchy access. I parked at The Col. Williams Historical Monument on Rt. 9 a half mile north or Rt. 149. Then follow the path down to the old road, then old railriad bed, then down to paved bick path. Turn lefy (north) and walk up past a small rocky bluff just right of the path. A yellow arrow spray painted on the aphalt then marks the trailhead. Follow blue blazes from there.