Hiked 1/2/21 - microspikes needed but no snowshoes yet. Bob Goodwin This will then intersect with another base trail where you will head west (left) towards Lapland Pond Junction. A relatively easy hike with a few challenging spots, Black Mountain offers four incredible rewards for the price of one. Go up and down the same way (to the summit and back). It's a popular backpacking destination in summer and fall due to trout fishing and some spectacular camping spots on (or near) the several high mountain ponds in the area. The tallest mountain in the Lake George area, Black Mountain is a wonderful hike for families if they’re looking for a good medium distance hike to challenge the kids. If so, login to add your events! Also included in the view are the rounded knobs of Elephant and Sugarloaf Mountains, which are part of the larger Black Mountain Range. Another option is access from the lake with a DEC day-use permit so you can dock your boat and hike up. The trailhead is approximately one mile on the right side of that road. Stay near the mountain at Black Mountain Lodge! has the seventh highest topographic prominence of all the mountains in New York. Foggy at top but looked like more pristine views than most Lake George trails. West route: At the northern end of Lake George Village, head north on Route 9N toward Ticonderoga. Jan 3 2021. To reach the beach, turn left on Route 6. View 32 photos of this 3 bed, 3 bath, 1494 sqft. I could avoid most, but not all of the mud and ice. Make a left turn on (Washington County) Route 6. Fortunately, there are lots of others trails in the area which I would love to come back and check out, including another route to Black Mountain from the south, which looks more interesting than this short and unevenful hike. (Part of this road is the steep, hilly section near Tongue Mountain.). Towering high above the Northeast section of Lake George, Black Mountain ranks as the highest mountain for this region, at 2,665' elevation. Follow the small red DEC trail markers as the trail skirts right around the home and heads off into the woods. Ignore this and continue on towards the summit. Book now and pay later with Expedia. Follow, like and subscribe to lakegeorge.com on social media. I took other's advice and did out and back, not the loop, which was 5.6 miles. Super easy to follow on the way down because most people previously took the direct route up and down the summit so there were footprints to follow. **Fire tower is closed. The trailhead is approximately one mile on the right side of that road. Overall easy hike with rewarding views at the top. hours round trip with plenty of breaks and time at the top to enjoy the great view looking north on Lake George. When you find it, mark it with a temporary “sign”: pieces of yarn tied to branches, a pattern of sticks and/or stones in the middle of the trail, etc. At this junction head north. The highest mountain on the shores of Lake George has a summit elevation of 2646 feet. The trailhead is located on Pike Brook Road (off from Hulett's Rd, Route 6) in Clemons, NY. A little icy on the summit trail, but overall really nice loop. The trail to the summit will bear left, while the other trail plunges straight down (a very sharp right). Head south on Route 9 to the junction of Route 149. Directions. Did the loop starting in reserve (long up, short down). Quite a bit of trail erosion. (Part of this road is the steep, hilly section near Tongue Mountain.) Black Mountain Loop, Lake George: See 29 reviews, articles, and 9 photos of Black Mountain Loop, ranked No.15 on Tripadvisor among 25 attractions in Lake George. Hiking is an unpredictable activity. From Whitehall, NY take Route 22 north. The Black Mountain region of the Lake George Wild Forest is managed in accordance with a 1986 Unit Management Plan (UMP) (PDF). Follow Route 6 toward Hulletts Landing. Elevation: 2330 ft Ascent: 2000 ft Distance: 6.6 miles Location: Pilot Knob Road Region: Lake George Not all fantastic summits are in the High Peaks. Outlets at Lake George: 534 rentals; Fort William Henry: 551 rentals; Fort Ticonderoga: 224 rentals; But there are many other points of interest around Black Mountain listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. See photos at Adirondack.net! CAUTION: At one point, there is a tricky and easy-to-overlook trail junction. The southerly loop past the ponds and lean to is definitely worth the extra 20 minutes. The fire tower on the summit of Black is clearly visible. You will see a trail heading off to the left towards Lapland Pond. At 2,646 feet you are at the summit of Black Mountain. 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