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Black Mountain Loop

Lake George, NY
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Ranked #17 of 26 Attractions in Lake George
Type: Trails
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Would have liked to hike a little more. But the views are spectacular. No real maps of the area that would have helped us to hike.

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New York City, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

summer along the lake is great. and hiking black mountain on a summer day was so worth the experience. it is a tough hike, the beginning is easy, but the higher you go, the more rocks you have to climb on to reach the summit. we only went to the summit, we were a bit pressed for time, but it... More

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Lake George, New York
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192 reviews 192 reviews
40 attraction reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This is a more difficult hike as compared to Buck Mountain and it is worth the extra effort This is the highest peak along Lake George and it provides fabulous views both north and south on the lake. I came in from the lake side - allow about 5 hours round trip from the lake side - get a dock... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This trail is about 1160 up from the trail head off of Pike Brook Road. This is listed as a moderate trail by many experts, as easy by one or two and "challenging" by the people who write the official PR materials for Lake George. The latter folks are pobably closest to the truth. Although this is not a long... More

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Oceanside, New York
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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We didn't complete the loop and hiked the section to the summit of Black Mountain (5.2 mi round trip). It's a fairly easy hike that is recommended for families. Gradual inclines except in a few places near the top. Can't beat the amazing views of Lake George from the top, in a clearing just before the fire tower. Great place... More

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Wexford, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Great view of both the Southern and Northern basin of the lake. It is a walk through the woods with only one or two lookouts along the way, but the view from the top is outstanding.

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Chester, New Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We started our hike at the trail head on Pike Brook Road (free parking area). And went down the other side to pass 2 ponds- the trail eventually looped back to the the Pike Brook trail. The trail was clearly marked. The trail ascending the mountain wasn't that spectacular, but the view from the top was gorgeous and there was... More

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New York City, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Reserved a dock pass with the parks service (this does have a fee associated) and boated in to the recreation area at the base of the lake side approach. The hike was a fairly steep incline most of the way up with some rocky and/or mucky sections. If you have hiking boots, wear those instead of sneakers to keep your... More

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Wilton, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

In this area of New York, you'll never fall short of amazing scenery, quiet trails, and trail ratings from 1 - 10. So get out and explore on foot - you won't believe what you discover.

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Very nice hike. I haven't hiked a whole lot, so I don't know whats good and bad but I enjoyed this trek. With that being said I am in decent condition and can handle pretty strenuous physical activity and can say that this was a moderate hike. It got intense at times, but it all depends on the speed of... More

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