Lake George

Lake George
Lake George - from Tongue Mtn Range - 11/11/2011

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Pilot Knob Preserve - 3/9/12

Anytime I want to do a hike with great views of Lake George in the Adirondack Park of NY, the Pilot Knob Preserve is the quickest place to go.  It's also a nice place.  The trail climbs steeply for 650' in a distance of about a half mile, to a gazebo that overlooks the southern end of the lake.  You can continue on for another mile to a waterfall.  The trail loops back around to the gazebo.  The whole trip is about 3 miles and can be done in 2 hours of so.

Sign on Pilot Knob Road

Trailhead register and kiosk

Gazebo at the viewpoint


Waterfall at the far end of the preserve





If you are looking for a short hike, of 3 miles or less, in the Lake George area, this is one of the best.  the combination of the lake views, and the waterfall provide nice rewards for such a short trek.

Hike Stats:

Trailhead Elevation:  350'
Elevation at Gazebo:  1000'
Hike Distance:  1 mile roundtrip to gazebo, or 3 miles roundtrip to gazebo and waterfall
Hike Time:  45 minutes or 2 hours

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