The Pinnacle is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bolton Landing, New York that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 479 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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muddy
9 days ago

Trail was quick and easy and has a great view! It took us about 20 minutes up and 15 minutes down. It is moderately steep but no ice or snow yet. The views of Lake George are stunning!

hiking
29 days ago

Steep climb to start, but so worth it!!! Awesome view!! Stayed at top for 45 minutes taking it all in.

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muddy
rocky
1 month ago

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1 month ago

Wow! Wow we wow! An amazing view for a short (sometimes steep and rocky) climb. Took 20 minutes to climb it and then stayed at the top for 30.

hiking
1 month ago

Steep at the beginning but then evens out nicely at the top. Beautiful views and overall a great trail. I will definitely be returning for a nice hike.

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rocky
1 month ago

The first 15mins are brutal AF. Once you overcome that it’s a lot easier. Worth the hike once you get to the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice short trail that has pretty heavy trafficking but so worth it when you see the view at the top.

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rocky
1 month ago

Nice 25 min hike up that definitely gets your heart going. Views were amazing!!! Coming down watch your footing, lots of loose rocks.

hiking
1 month ago

If you like short hikes w a great outcome then this is it. The first 15 minutes are straight up and rocky but then it evens out for 10 minutes and you’re there. The summit is small and the hike is popular so go early.

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1 month ago

Exceptional view of sunrise.

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rocky
1 month ago

This trail was awesome!! Steep getting up but it’s a short distance that yields a big reward. The views at the top were phenomenal! There are a lot of rocks to maneuver at times, including some loose rocks, but we had no trouble.

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rocky
1 month ago

beautiful views on this a short hike. it was dry so the rocks were a little loose so it was a little tricky coming down.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful day today! Just a little mud after the rain we’ve had. Not too much changing of leaves yet- but we are close! Easy 25 minutes up and even less coming down. More people as I was leaving

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1 month ago

Short

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rocky
1 month ago

Steep incline initially but it does level out and pretty easy after that. The view is AMAZING especially for such a short hike. Took my 3 year old son and myself 30 minutes to get to the top. There are benches on the way up and a bench at the top to take in the view.

hiking
1 month ago

Quick and rewarding hike. The views at the top are amazing. There are benches along the way to rest because some spots can be pretty strenuous. Trail was well marked. We took a lunch to enjoy at the top. Spend some time to take in the beautiful scenery before heading back. Parking is limited

hiking
1 month ago

This trail has a beautiful ending...the view of Lake George is worth it. It is not easy as others have described as there are loose rocks and gravel and a bit of a climb. That said it’s not hard either as there were 3 years on the hike. It was crowded and very popular and well Maintained. A must do if in the area.

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1 month ago

a little bit of a scramble. but nice and often to see people walking the trail

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1 month ago

Great easy-moderate hike- perfect if you only have a limited time. Nice view of Lake George at the top!

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2 months ago

Short but great view. .7 mile in and .7 mile out

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rocky
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

VERY easy hike. And short! First trail that I’ve hiked where I have seen park benches along the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

What a great hike especially if you’re short on time. Trail is well maintained and easy to navigate. Stunning view of Lake George at the top. I was surprised that such a relatively easy and short hike could have such a rewarding view. Pack a lunch to have at the top and take in the scenery.

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3 months ago

Quick fun hike. My 10 year old son completed it quite easily with me. Great outlook on Lake George.

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3 months ago

Great views!

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3 months ago

short, but great w kids and a rewarding lake view at the top.

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rocky
3 months ago

I was deceived

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3 months ago

Challenging for our daughter with special needs. Beyond that, magnificent view at the top. Plenty of dogs on the trail (kudos to some of the most experienced and thoughtful dog owners). I’ve done this hike twice. The view is better at noon than early morning. (The way the light hits it).

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