Prospect Mountain from Lake George Recreation Area

MODERATE 7 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.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1473 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

forest

river

views

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.

hiking
5 days ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month 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.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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.

hiking
5 months ago

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.