Lake George Trail to Calve's Pen

HARD 6 reviews

Lake George Trail to Calve's Pen is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Ann, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The most famous cliff jumping spot on Lake George. This guide will show you how to find it by land instead of by boat If you don't have access to a boat use this guide to find your way to the most popular cliff jumping spot on Lake George. There are multiple heights for you to jump from. You will have great views out over the lake as well. The trail/herdpath to the spot can be tricky but if you follow this guide and stay along the shoreline the long trip will be well worth it.

hiking
1 hour ago

from shelving rock falls you follow the trail down toward the lake. at the lake it's easiest to navigate down along the narrow shore then to climb over rocks. took me about 1.5hrs to 2hrs to get there because I tried climbing rather then staying along the water which is what I did on the way back to the car and was able to do it in 1 hour.

hiking
1 month ago

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hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Calves Pen is a swim out to the island across from the end of this trail. Not really a trail and fairly unforgiving, fun if you're up for the challenge though. go in the summer if you want to get to calves pen or else the water is too cold to get get across.

hiking
11 months ago

I wouldn't call this trail hard, as this guide does. It is fairly long, and not marked, and the trail is not heavily used. The cliffs at the end are always busy in the summer as boaters flock there.