Prospect Mountain from Lake George Recreation Area

MODERATE 15 reviews

Prospect Mountain from Lake George Recreation Area is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lake George, New York that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.2 miles
1,430 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly






Hike to the summit of Prospect Mountain from the Lake George Recreation Area. The trail follows an abandoned jeep trail along West Brook for the first 1.2 miles before turning NNE then turning west for a short steep stretch. Final 0.6 miles are relatively flat. Trail ends at the lower parking lot, but the summit can be accessed via paved path.

3 months ago

Loved it great workout and beautiful

6 months ago

This is not a marked trail and can be confusing if you aren’t experienced at following gps. As others wrote, you start in the LGLC parking lot, on the trail to Berry Pond Preserve. Keep bearing right along the stream. It can get sketchy once you leave the stream, as there are logging trails that intersect.

11 months ago

The other reviews are accurate. It is a more gradual journey to Prospect mountain summit coming from this trail. I found it a bit hard to figure out which trail was which at the beginning as it seems more like a network of paths that all connect but once I made it to the trail that follows the stream it was a straight shot from there. There is really only 1 or two tough stretches for a few hundred yards. You'll be walking through the woods completely until you hit the parking lot with the view before the summit.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Really easy trail up to the summit. Follows a nice stream for the first 1/3 of the trail, some little waterfalls to see. The middle section could use some trail markers, with all the leaves on the ground it was a little hard to keep on the trail at times. Look for pink ribbons or very faded blue marks on trees. I did pull out the phone every once in a while to make sure I was on the trail in AllTrails. The last 1/3 of the trail was muddier with streams and pools of water on the trail.

Friday, May 19, 2017

A much nicer way to get to the Summit of Prospect Mountain than the Cog Railway trail. This 2.6 mile round trip departs from the Cross-Country/Tubing trailhead at Lake George Recreation Area off of State Highway 9N near Exit 21 of the Northway. The first part of the trail parallels West Brook on an old jeep trail before traversing to another jeep trail.

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Monday, August 07, 2017