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Buck Mountain - Lake George

A short afternoon climb to the top of a small mountain with superb views of Lake George below from its rocky summit.
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 6.6 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  You'll only be going up 1,985 feet in this 4 hour climb from Pilot to the top of Buck Mountain at 2,448 feet. The summit is very... more »

Tips:  Directions to trailhead:
Take exit 20 off of I-87 and follow route 9 north to route 149 headed east. Follow 149 until you pass a golf... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Buck Mountain Trailhead

From here you will be climbing 1,985 feet to the top. You will first follow a wide road through the woods and then follow yellow DEC trailmarkers to the top.

2. Junction

Here you will come to a junction with a trail continuing on towards Inman Pond deep in the woods of the eastern side of Lake George near Hogtown Road. Instead take a left and follow the yellow DEC trailmarkers to the top of Buck.

3. Summit of Buck Mountain

At 2,448 feet you are now at the summit of Buck Mountain. Take the time to explore the rocky summit for great views of the lake below. Look closely at the boats darting around on the water below if you are here in the summer.

Tip: 4th of July! From the summit of this mountain you will be able to see multiple sets of fireworks from the south... More