Sleeping Beauty Mountain and Lake George Trail

MODERATE 304 reviews
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Sleeping Beauty Mountain and Lake George Trail is a 7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fort Ann, New York that features a lake 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
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1466 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This trail has many switchbacks to keep the steepness moderate. Good views of Lake George and the southeastern Adirondacks. 6.4 mile loop hike from Hogs Town parking lot. 4.8 mile loop hike from the Dacy Clearing parking lot. The length of the hike to Sleeping Beauty depends on if the woods road from the trailhead parking lot to Dacy Clearing is open ( and you are willing to drive it) or not. If you can drive to Dacy Clearing the hike is a moderate 1.8 miles, each way, to the favored lookout and another 0.4 or so miles to the actual summit. If the woods road is closed, or you don't want to drive it, add 1.6 miles each way of easy road walk to your trip. The trail from Dacy Clearing to the cutoff to Sleeping Beauty is a broad tote road. The trail beyond that point is a delight with actual switch backs, walking below and around cliffs that you will be looking out from near the summit. The views are expansive and include Crane Mountain to the west and Pico and Killington to the east, as well as Lake George. The cliffs face east, south, and west, so you can enjoy your day in the sun. From here, you can choose to backtrack and make it an out-and-back hike for 4.4 total miles from Dacy Clearing (7.6 miles if from Hog Town parking area). Alternately, you can head back to a marker in an earlier section of the trail and bear left to descend another series of switchbacks before reach Bumps Pond. Continue following the trail around the pond. The trail descends again, passing several lookouts before you complete the loop. Return the same route to Dacy Clearing and finally the parking area.

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3 hours ago

We drove the 1.5 mile dirt road. The1.8 miles was pretty easy and the views at the top - AMAZING!!! There are several rocks to hang out on and take in the views. Not a bad seat in the house :)

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7 days ago

I took my son's girlfriend it was her first hike. We took our time I was a beautiful day. we had no problems. the only issue I had was all the dogs at the summit barking at each other and the owners yelling at them. not peaceful

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10 days ago

Such a great trail! It was a little confusing finding the trail head at first, but the moderate hike combined with the amazing view made it all worth while. Would do this trial again in a heartbeat!

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11 days ago

Breathtaking views, great exercise. Fun hike all around. Would definitely recommend.

13 days ago

Great hike

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13 days ago

Absolutely beautiful views of the southern Adirondacks and Lake George. We went with our three children and everyone really enjoyed the day. Summit is quite large allowing for great views in nearly every direction. Lots of blueberries too!

14 days ago

a very special place. I'll be visiting rather soon. hope to see you there.
best regards

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20 days ago

Great hike, beautiful views! Our kids are 10, 9, 8 and 5 they all did it with ease.

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21 days ago