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Black Mountain, Whitehall

#61 of 94 in Trails in New York State
Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Black Mountain is a mountain located in Washington County, New York, of which its peak is the highest point.

Isolated from the rest of the Adirondack Mountains by Lake George, Black Mtn. has the seventh highest topographic prominence of all the mountains in New York.

Black Mountain stands within the watershed of Lake Champlain, thence into Canada's Richelieu River, the Saint Lawrence River, and into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

The northwest and south sides of Black Mtn. drain into Lake George, thence into La Chute River, and Lake Champlain.

The northeast side of Black Mtn. drains into Pike Brook, thence into the South Bay of Lake Champlain.

Black Mountain is within New York's Adirondack Park.

On the top of Black Mountain is a weather station and wind turbine as well as a fire tower that is now out of commission and has been fenced off from the public.
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  • Completed a 6.5 mile loop up to Black Mountain Summit and then back down around the Ponds areas. Steep rocky ascent close to the top of the summit and early on back down. A walking/hike stick or...  more »
  • This mountain has a lower and upper trail. The entrance by Hulett's is about half way up. The terrain is walkable but steep. Pack plenty of water and your camera.  more »
  • Nice hike. Too bad the fire tower is now a radio tower and the windmill noise is annoying. Nice views of Lake George. I would suggest Shelving Rock which also has great views of Lake George without the windmill noise.
  • I went to a nearby summer camp and we hiked it at 3am to see the sun rise and was the most gorgeous siene I have seen! So worth it :)

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