Hiking in the Lake George Region
- Prospect Mountain
Distance - 4 miles roundtrip
1650 foot vertical rise
Hiking Time - 3 1/2 hours
An easy and convenient trail. See the remains of what was once the world's largest
cable railroad. Splendid panoramic views. Stop at three seperate overlooks -
The Narrows, Lake George and The Eagle's Eye.
Distance - 6.6 miles roundtrip
2000 foot vertical rise
Hiking Time - 5 hours
Buck Mountain lies on the southeast shore of Lake George, and is a perfect introduction to
the Adirondacks. The views from the summit encompass thousands of square miles of
the Adirondacks to the north and west, parts of Vermont's Green Mountains to the east, and
Lake George and Lake Champlain.
Distance - 2 1/2 miles roundtrip
Elevation 500 feet
Hiking Time - 2 hours
At the outset, the hike is mostly uphill and northerly, and then continues along a
seemingly unused path up to a ledge until an open expanse of scenery appears to the west.
Sleeping Beauty, Bumps Pond, and Bumps
Distance - 4.5 mile loop
1038 Foot vertical rise
The overlook atop the cliffs offers a wide vista. The mountains of Vermont rise
beyond the outline of the Champlain Valley to the east.
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