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Lake George, New York Map

the real trail is to hard for little ones under 8 but once you enter the park and drive all the way up to the top there is a parking lot and even a bus service if you choose to go to the peak . It is paved trail to the left of the parking lot that anyone can do but there are 3 sets of ling stairs just before the top so not wheelchair friendly unless you take the bus because cars are not allowed past parking lot

5 days ago

See John Vaughn's detailed directions and review otherwise you may never find it! Without his directions I am not sure we would have found it at all because as many others have said, the trail head is horribly marked. The trail itself is marked well though.
The trail is rather steep at times but meanders through a beautiful hard wood forest. At the top, you can see great views of area mountains and Queensbury to the south. There is a small path that takes you to the north to see Lake George. This path is not well marked so you will need to explore around a bit to find it. There is a blue marker on a rock that points the way but you need to be right over this to see it.

Could not take dog on trail steps bridge over highway. So could not do walk more than .28

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.

19 days ago

it was fujn

Make sure if you are attempting an "easy" hike you stick very closely on the Red trail. I accidentally jumped onto blue after the first road crossing and it added some mileage for sure, lol. Both trails lead to summit but blue is considerably longer and steeper. Cool hike though. Insanely busy summit, taking pictures without being photobombed by a stranger is near impossible. USGS stamp on the farthest, highest point, not to be missed.

25 days ago

This should be rated as hard. Make no mistake, this trail is tough and challenging. Amazing views at the top!

27 days ago