Friday, October 18, 2019

Featured Hike: Fivemile Mountain, Lake George

Fivemile Mountain courtesy adirondack atlasFivemile Mountain is located within the Lake George Wild Forest and is part of the 10.8-mile Tongue Mountain Range Trail. There are two trailheads to begin this hike, both of which are moderate out-and-back hikes.

Trail One

From the Five Mile Point trailhead at the Clay Meadow Parking Area, follow the Five Mile Point Trail to mile 2.0, then turn north at the intersection onto the Tongue Mountain Range Trail. Continue 1.7 miles and 685 feet elevation to the top of Fivemile Mountain. At 0.9 miles past the Fivemile Mountain summit is the Fivemile Mountain lean-to.

Clay Meadows Parking Area is located on State Route 9N near the Northwest Bay parking area and provides access to the Northwest Bay Trail. (43.629378°N, 73.608408°W)

Trail Two

From the Deer Leap Parking Area, follow the trail to the intersection with the Tongue Mountain Range Trail at mile 0.6. Turn south at the intersection. The trail ascends 826 feet and 2.9 miles to the summit of Fivemile Mountain. At 0.9 miles before the Fivemile Mountain summit is the Fivemile Mountain lean-to.

Deer Leap Parking Area is located on State Route 9N and provides access to the Deer Leap Trail. (43.661326°N, 73.544811°W)

Featured hikes are recommended by DEC.

Map of Fivemile Mountain courtesy Adirondack Atlas.

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