North Tongue Mountain Range, Five Mile Mountain and Lake George Trail

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North Tongue Mountain Range, Five Mile Mountain and Lake George Trail is a 11.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Silver Bay, New York that features a lake 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: 11.3 miles Elevation Gain: 3,510 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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bird watching




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This is a great hike over a small mountain range called the Tongue Mountain Range on Lake George, NY. This hike will take you over Brown Mountain which has a lean-to and up to the top of Five Mile Mountain. You'll also be rewarded with a great dip in Lake George at Deer Leap if you have the energy to run downhill to the lake and back. From the intersection you will then follow the trail out to the Southern Clay Meadows parking lot.

The trail provided a mixed bag of conditions. To start off the hike there was snow and ice at the beginning, some bare spots once we got to the ridge, and a lot of unconsolidated snow along the ridge. There were a lot of places where we went all the way down to our knees. This made the hike slow going but we managed to get the first half of the ridge done.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Easy trail with moderate elevation. I found this to be much shorter than anticipated. The view at the end is nice, but blocked by vegetation.

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Pretty easy hike but limited view on top of 5miles mtn

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Very nice hike. Conditions were variable. Soft snow in the shade. Some crusty snow and some began getting soft and slushee as the day went on. A few spots had no snow at all toward clay meadows. Trail was well packed until Five mile after that only one snowshoer before us. We parked cars at the north trail head and at clay meadows. About 7 or 8 miles. Wonderful!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

This was my second time hiking this trail. This time there are signs up for the different summits which was new for me. This was a nice fall hike.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Nice view of Lake George from Brown. May be less visual when the foliage is in full bloom. The best view from Five Mile Mountain required a bushwhack from the main trail. Great trail system.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

This was a quick out and back hike of the 3 northern peaks of the Range. We were able to locate the summit marker for Five Mile Mountain.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

This entire region should not be overlooked. Amazing views of vistas from the tops.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Moderately challenging hike.

Monday, August 15, 2016

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