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Address: Pilot Knob rd, Lake George, NY
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Great hike and amazing views!

Buck Mountain trail was our very first hike ever and we are so glad that we chose Buck Mountain! The views were absolutely amazing and it was a great experience for us. It did... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Staten Island, New York, United States
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Staten Island, New York, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Buck Mountain trail was our very first hike ever and we are so glad that we chose Buck Mountain! The views were absolutely amazing and it was a great experience for us. It did take us longer than most (according to previous reviews), about 6 hours. But, in our defense, we did get lost and took several breaks along the... More 

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Maygon
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

An excellent hike but be aware there are spots that u can EASILY end up off of the trail. Also there is a false summit when u reach the large flat rocks with an amazing view. Follow the yellow spray painted arrows for the ACTUAL summit. Although the pics arent as great there

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Mamaroneck, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Moderate hike near Lake George. Easy to find. Well marked trail. Nice view. Bet it's spectacular in the Autumn. Total hiking time 3 1/2 to 4 hours

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NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

There are spectacular views (and blueberries) on the mountain! There are two different ways to get to the summit (top of the mountain) to see the view. From the north, in Hogsworth, there is a 4.6 Miles roundtrip hike. This hike is a shorter trip to the summit; however, there is very little scenery on your way there. You will... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Trail was 3+ miles. Clearly marked -- until the top, a/k/a the point of hiking mountains. Had to shimmy up a rockface to get to "a" top and still had doubts this was it -- there were no other hikers there so I kind of doubt it. A bit monotonous.

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Lima, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This hike is not easy for a middle aged man such as myself, follow the blue markers attached to trees to stay on the path. Where we started it was a 2.5 mile hike to the summit. It took four of us just shy of an hour and a half to reach the summit. The view from the top is... More 

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Enfield, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I am not an avid hiker but this mountain was perfect for me. It kicked my butt a little but the views of the lake once you get to the top are so worth it.

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Potsdam, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This trail is not easy, but starting out from the Pilot Knob rd trailhead gives you a gradual ascent of just under 2000' in just under 3.5 miles. Very enjoyable trip and a killer view on top! Grab a lunch on the bottom and enjoy a fresh air picnic spread on the summit.

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Rochester, New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

There was plenty of parking at the trailhead. We checked in at the signin board and started up the trail. For the most part the trail was wide and well marked. There were a few markers missing part way up but the trail was fairly obvious. The trail was free of trash as was the summit. The stone-covered summit offered... More 

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Lake George, New York
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277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

For truly amazing views of the lake this is a terrific hike. Allow 1.5 to 2 hours each way plus whatever time you would like at the top. There really are no views along the way until you get to about the 3 mile point when you reach the first summit. At this point there are great views looking south... More 

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