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Hikes Near Lake George

See Lake George from a different point of view! While Lake George is typically thought of as a summer sporting location, the region also offers a variety of activities for all seasons, like hiking. Try out these hikes during any season to enjoy a beautiful view of Lake George sparkling below.

The below listings offer some information about the mountains, trails and directions to many of the trailheads that surround Lake George. Have valuable information about a peak? Add your review! Simply go to the mountain and click "Add a Review"

Visit our hiking information on LakeGeorge.com for more ideas!

Before you begin your trek up the hills and mountains, be prepared! View our Adirondack hiking guide for popular trails, challenges, tips, and more!

lake george and surrounding mountains
Black Mountain
Clemons, NY
A relatively easy hike with a few challenging spots, Black Mountain offers four incredible rewards for the price of one. Length: 2.5 miles.
map showing that thomas mountain is on the western side of lake george
Thomas Mountain Trail Lake George
Bolton, NY
This is a three mile hike round trip near Bolton Landing it is a moderate hike takes 45-60 minutes to reach the cabin. Can be steep at times. Leads to a cabin on the top that is furnished and views of Lake George. Allow for 2 hours round trip.
view of lake george from stewart's ledge
Stewarts Ledge
Fort Ann, NY
A relatively short hike up the east side to a spot with great views of Lake George. The hike up takes 20-30 minutes. It is not strenuous, although there is 5 minutes of uphill climbing. This is a great easy hike for younger kids due to wide path
wooden bridge crossing a marshy area
Tongue Mountain
Tongue Mountain offers a spectacular, close-up, vertical 1,000-foot peek into one of the clearest, most beautiful lakes in the world.
Panther Peak
Panther Peak
Newcomb, NY
Panther Peak is the 18th highest mountain in NY State, with an elevation of 4,442 ft.
buck mountain trail sign
Buck Mountain
Lake George, NY
The bald-rock summit of Buck Mountain offers, above all, a sense of serenity and peace. The cool breeze, the endless expanse of green, and the spectacular scenery all unite to give you a unique Adirondack experience.
view of pharaoh lake and surrounding trees
Pharaoh Lake Trail
Adirondack, NY
The Pharaoh Lake Trail is located in the Pharoah Lake Wilderness near Schroon Lake. We took the trail from Pharaoh Road to the bottom of the lake. This is a long mostly flat hike.
view of lake george from shelving rock
Shelving Rock Falls & Shelving Rock Summit
Shelving Rock Summit is a 1.7 mile hike (3.4 round trip) on the Eastern side of Lake George that usually takes around an hour or so to get up. Shelving Rock Falls is an easy hike along a waterfall to the shores of Lake George.
view of lake george from cat mountain
Cat Mountain
Bolton Landing, NY
Most Lake George hiking trails offer views of small segments of the lake and its surroundings. The Cat Mountain hike lets you see nearly the entire lake, many mountains on its western and eastern shores, and distant mountains to the south and east.
view of fall foliage from the sleeping beauty mountain summit and lake george in the distance
Sleeping Beauty
Fort Ann, NY
Located on the eastern shore of Lake George, Sleeping Beauty is a moderately easy hike with just a few rough spots along the way.
handicap-accessible wooden bridge crossing a creek
Dean Farm Heritage Trail - Handicap Accessible
Stony Creek, NY
Dean Farm Heritage Trail is handicap accessible and is located in Stony Creek, NY.
Hackensack Mountain
Warrensburg, NY
Hackensack Mountain is a small Adirondack mountain located in Warrensbug, NY and rises approximately 1,357 feet.