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North Tongue Mountain Range - Lake George

A terrific shuttled car climb over the northern part of the Tongue Mountain Range above beautiful Lake George.
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 9.5 miles
Duration: Full day
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Overview :  This is a great hike over a small mountain range called the Tongue Mountain Range on Lake George, NY. I have another guide for the... more »

Tips:  Clay Meadows Trailhead (southern one - the one you end at):
Take exit 24 off of I-87 and head east on the Bolton Valley-Riverbank Road... more »

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Points of Interest

1. North End Parking Lot

Follow the trail into the woods towards Five Mile Mountain. There is no fee to park here.

2. Brown Mountain Summit

At 1,965 you are at the wooded summit of Brown Mountain which has a lean-to nearby. Five Mile Mountain will have better views.

3. Five Mile Mountain Summit

Thre are several different humps on the summit of this 2,258 foot peak. Even though it is wooded you will have good peaks around in all directions from various spots. From here head south down to the Deer Leap junction.

4. Deer Leap Junction

If you have energy like we did I suggest running down the seldom used Deer Leap trail to the edge of the lake for a dip. Head east if you want to check it out.

5. Deer Leap

Go for a dip or hang out on the shore rocks in the sun if you have time left in the day. When you are ready to leave head back up the hill, through the junction and out to Clay Meadows to finish the hike.

6. Clay Meadows Parking Lot

This trailhead is next to a small quarry on Route 9N.