Trail Map of 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.

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Buck Mountain - Lake George
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Moderate: 6.6 miles, Half day
Other Information: Family Friendly
Dog 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 rocky with great views all around. Over the lake on a clear day you will see the High Peaks towering to the north.

Tip: Head up here on the 4th of July to camp out on the summit. See my explaination in the summit POI.

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 course on your left (queensbury golf course). Take a left at the next road which is 9L. Follow 9L north towards the lake, taking a right hand turn onto Pilot Knob Road when the road splits. Follow this road for another 3 miles until you see a large DEC sign on the right side of the road marking the parking lot for the trailhead.
Buck Mountain Trailhead
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Junction
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Summit of Buck Mountain
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