Friday, February 22, 2019

Featured Trail: Sleeping Beauty Mountain, Lake George

sleeping beauty trailSleeping Beauty Mountain, part of the Lake George Wild Forest, is located on the east side of Lake George and is a moderate hike with a few steeper switchbacks. The trail ascends 1,038 feet and 2.1 miles from the Dacy Clearing Parking Area to the summit at 2,347 feet.

From the parking area, follow the trail about half a mile to the first intersection, then turn right and continue the rest of the way to the summit. Hikers will encounter the false summit first which provides stunning views of the lake and surrounding mountains. The wooded summit is approximately a half mile further from the false summit.

Dacy Clearing Parking Area is located on Dacy Clearing Road off Shelving Rock Road and provides access to the campsites in the Shelving Rock day use area and numerous trails, including the Longway Trail and Sleeping Beauty Mountain Trail. (43.549448°N, 73.555871°W).

Featured hikes are recommended by DEC.  Map of Sleeping Beauty Mountain courtesy Adirondack Atlas.

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One Response

  1. Balian the Cat says:

    I remember doing this hike several years ago and it could be the poster child for the “opening new stuff is great, but the backlog of maintenance is getting out of hand.” Cutting ribbons might get your smilin face in the paper, but funds also need to be allocated for resource protection and impact amelioration.

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