Lake George

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

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Bartonville Mountain - Brant Lake, NY - 4/22/17

My 2nd hike on Saturday, after I hiked the Barton High Cliffs in the morning, was a short afternoon hike up Bartonville Mountain in Brant Lake.  A mountain bike park with hiking trails is planned for this mountain.  I parked at the intersection of New Street and Market Street where there is a parking area.  Orange ribbon was visible on trees.

I followed the ribbon and it was obviously the layout for a mountain bike path.  The ribbons follow a zig zag path to provide a grade acceptable to mountain bikers.  At one point, a spur trail leads to great view of Brant Lake from the south.  This will be a great short hike for families with young children.  The viewpoint is only about a half mile from the start. 

The viewpoint of Brant Lake on Bartonville Mountain.

A zoom view of the lake.
From the spur trail, it is only another quarter mile to the summit.  The orange ribbon doesn't go to the true summit, but it goes close to it.  To return, I followed the orange ribbon back down.  I'll have to stop back when the trail system is done to see how it turns out.  I'm sure mountain bikers and hikers alike with like trails.  It's a fun mountain with close proximity to a beautiful lake.

The high point of the orange ribbon trail... not too far from the true summit.

I saw this on the trail near the summit.  What used to be up here.

My starting location
Hike Stats:
Hike Distance:  1.5 miles
Hike Time:  1 hour, including stops
Total Vertical Gain:  ~ 600'

The hike route.

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