Lake George

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

Monday, August 3, 2015

The Pinnacle - Bolton Landing, NY - 8/1/15

I don't know of a better viewpoint for Lake George that can be reached so easily.  The Lake George Land Conservancy just acquired the Pinnacle in Bolton Landing and it provides access to a glorius view.  A trail has already been opened to the public, with the trailhead starting across the street from 139 Edgecomb Road in Bolton Landing.  There is a small parking lot if you drive in a 100 feet or so.  Alternatively you can park at the Bolton Conservation Park just to the south.

The trail follows an old woods road for the most part.  There is a short footpath section to avoid a neighboring property.  As you climb climb the woods road there are multiple switchbacks to east the grade.  After 0.7 miles and 480' of elevation gain, you reach the viewpoint.  The climb took us about 20 minutes.  This would be a fantastic climb for sunrise!

The Pinnacle, as seen from Bolton Conservation Park

The trailhead gate

A welcoming pointer

The view is a panorama from the Narrows and Tongue Mountain Range all the way to the southern tip of the lake.  While we were there, a quick rain passed through the Narrows.

Looking East - Green Island in the center left foreground

Looking NE into the Narrows before the rain

during the rain

Looking SE

Don't miss this short hike when you are in the Bolton area.  It's well worth taking an hour out of your day.  You may even decide to come back as we have. 

Hike Stats:
Hike Distance:  1.4 miles
Hike Time:  1 hour 
Total Vertical Gain:  ~ 400' 


  1. Glad to see this is officially open now. I'll be sure to check this out very soon.

    1. Possibly the best view of LG. We'll be back soon for a sunrise.

  2. Hiked this Saturday evening. Best bang for the buck view of Lake George for sure!

    1. I'm so glad LGLC was able to acquire the property. Hats off to them.

    2. I'm so glad LGLC was able to acquire the property. Hats off to them.