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Prospect Mountain, Lake George

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Take a 4.7 km (2.9 mi) hike, or drive to Prospect Mountain, a 616 m (2,021 ft) peak with a 160 km (100 mi) view of Glens Falls and Lake George. In the 19th century, the mountain hosted a restaurant with a dance podium, which had to be accessed by foot. A railway incline opened in 1895, but failed financially eight years later. You can still see the remains of the old rail system today. At the top, take time to admire the nature and vistas of the Adirondacks. If you hike up, be prepared for steep and rocky terrain; the hike can prove challenging for novice hikers. Be sure to pack plenty of water. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Prospect Mountain and many more Lake George attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Lake George vacation maker tool.
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  • A moderate hike with some inclines and lots of rocks (like a stream bed), but not bad. The access road was closed to traffic and the trail entrance is in a different location where you take a bridge....  more »
  • We hiked up Prospect Mountain just as it was starting to get overcast, and made it to the top just as it started to drizzle! It was actually a great end to the hike because we were hot! It took us a.....  more »
  • A very pretty drive and a great view from the top. Thank you for making motorcycle tolls reduced over autos ($5 vs $10). Often my wife and I (each riding our own motorcycles) have to pay as if we are driving two automobiles.
  • Beautiful trail and well marked. Took us about 3 hours up and down at a leisurely pace. We are novice hikers and enjoyed the trail. It was challenging enough to make you realize you were doing some work! Beautiful vistas of Lake George at summit.

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