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Fort Ann, New York, United States

Sleeping Beauty - Lake George

A nice loop hike over a mountain with beautiful views to a small pond and back on the remote east side of Lake George.

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Difficulty: Easy
Length: 7.0 miles / 11.3 km
Duration: Half day
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Overview: This is a fun seven mile loop hike that brings you over the summit of Sleeping Beauty to Bumps Pond and then back. Sleeping Beauty has wonderful views of Lake George to the west and over the small ponds and forest underneath it from a cliff band near its summit. This is a great hike for any season but in the winter make sure to stay clear of the cliff edges as it is a long drop.

Tips: Directions to Trailhead:
Follow Route 149 East towards Fort Anne from Lake George. 1.6 miles east of the intersection of Rte 149 and 9 take a left onto Buttermilk Falls Road. 3 miles down this road Buttermilk Falls becomes Sly Pond Raod and becomes unpaved. At 8.7 the name changes to Shelving Rock Road. Look for a large parking lot shortly on the right. This is the Hogtown trailhead where you will park. There is no fee to park here.

Points of Interest


Sleeping Beauty Parking Lot off Shelving Rock Road

Park here. There are no fees. Head out on the old road into the woods. Sometimes the old road to Dacey clearing is open but it is very rough so it makes more sense to park here and walk the old road to Dacey Clearing and then continue on the trail.

Dacey Clearing

The official start of the trails for Sleeping Beauty although everyone usually walks the old road from the parking lot off Shelving Rock Road.

Trail Junction

At this junction head right so you can loop around Sleeping Beauty then head up past some cliffs on the the way to the true summit which is wooded.


From here you can look south over the woods far below and also get glimpses of Lake George to the west.

True Summit

You are at 2,347 feet. The true summit of Sleeping Beauty. It's wooded so you probably won't want to take any photos either. :)

Bumps Pond

The trail loops around Bumps Pond and then returns you to POI #2 and then back to your car.
Pictures in this guide taken by: JonathanEllinger

Jonathan Ellinger
Very nice trail. We hiked around Bumps Pond and out to Fishbrook Pond as well before going to the summit of Sleeping Beauty. The view from the summit of Lake George is well worth it.
Visited on May 31, 2014

by JANDBE22 on Jun 02, 2014
nice hike with a great view of lake george watch out in the spring for the trail to be a small river.
Visited on Apr 25, 2011

by jeeps2fat on May 01, 2011

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