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Nice workout hike

This is not an easy climb but if your are looking for a 3 to 4 hour hike with excellent views at... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
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Not easy

Went to the top of this difficult mountain for a great view. Tough climb as you get closer to the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Brian K
Schenectady, New York
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This is not an easy climb but if your are looking for a 3 to 4 hour hike with excellent views at the top, this is a good hiking option. The trail is rough and good hiking shoes or trail sneakers are necessary. The trail...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rhp2018
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Went to the top of this difficult mountain for a great view. Tough climb as you get closer to the top. It is 3.3 miles one way. If your looking for a challenge, this should do it.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Brian K
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great hike with great views. We did it in 3 hours going easy speed. Not many people on a way. Easy to find trailhead.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ATravelerA
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Lovely hike. Lots of chipmunks which were a novelty to me as I'm English and hadn't seen a chipmunk before! Plenty of tree cover for the majority of the distance which was a reflief because it was pretty hot the day we were there. Opens...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank cbcb60
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We took the trail from the Pilot Knob trailhead, where we had no trouble finding parking on a summer weekday at 930 am. This longer trail is 6.6 miles roundtrip, but less steep than the shorter trail on the other side of the mountain. No...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank trvlrzhong
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We climbed the mountain and had a fantastic view of Lake George. We are in very good shape but were a bit winded by the time we got to the top. In fairness it was almost 90 and very humid. The trail is very well...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Travelingfool34
Reviewed 28 July 2018

This is a very popular hike, with great views of Lake George from the top. There are two trails to the top, the trip from the east is shorter. Both are moderate hikes, and make sure you bring water. If you want an easier hike...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 655donl
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The top of the road on Buck Mtn has a viewing area with charm and visual rewards. It can be accessed youar around by Bike, hiking, car or snowmobile. The long sreep road is challanging but pretty. Especially in October when the leaves are changing.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank labrador47
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This hike was very enjoyable and was great practice for our hike up Mount Marcy. It took us 1hr 18min to get to the top and we enjoyed amazing views of Lake George. It took an hour to get down. We saw plenty of little...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Von1287
Reviewed 24 April 2018

The trail to Buck Mountain Summit takes about three hours round trip, and is almost seven miles, but the spectacular view at the summit makes it all worth it.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Wayne C
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Cathy B
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20 minute drive