Black Mountain Loop

#5 of 249 trails in Adirondack Park

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Relatively easy hike with only a few challenging spots - rewarded with great views and a fire tower.

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Jason A. (427)

Completed Black Mtn loop with a trip to Black Mtn Point on Lake George. The trail was in good condition except from Black Mtn summit to Black Mtn Point due to blowdown. Amazing views views and a great swimming spot. Well worth the extra milage from the summit.

William Hughes (425)

10 Completed10 Reviews

Black Mountain is the highest peak (2665') in the southeastern section of the Adirondacks, with a great view of Lake George below. The trail head is easy to find and accessible by paved road, and there is plenty of parking. The trail is mostly easy, with some moderate stretches up (and down) a rocky creek bed. There is an old fire tower at the summit that has been repurposed into an emergency services radio transmitter, powered by solar and wind.

Matthew C. (148)

David Snyder (248)

13 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful views from the summit but due to the wet summer the trail up and back is extremely muddy. The wet trail conditions slowed our progress to the peak due to having to pull our feet out of the muck quite often. The loop trail down from the summit toward Black Mountain pond is less wet but with the high water table the areas in and around the three ponds is a swamp. Black flies weren't biting but the swampy ponds are breeding a large crop of mosquitos.

Scott R. (263)

It was hard hike and there was a lot of black flys. When we made it to the top it was worth. When you do this hike make shore you wear long sleeve and long pants and wear a lot of off or you are going to be bite a live by black fly. And on top of this summit there is a cool fire tower that you can go on. There is a fence a round it but you can go under it.

Anne Marie Peteani (89)

4 Completed4 Reviews

Love this hike ! Some steep parts that got the heart rate up but overall, not too difficult. Breathtaking view at the top !

Alison Mesick (2255)

49 Completed1 Reviews

Trail to summit: much of the trail actually a stream, so at times wasn't sure I was on the trail cause very few markers. Tried to do loop, got lost twice cause very few markers. View was nice, trail was frustrating - & I am not new to hiking, just new to this trail.

Eric Thacke (135)

5 Completed3 Reviews

Great Hike, did it from the water side. You can get a day use permit on Glen Island and tie up, also has BBQ pits and tables on the Lake George water. Really nice. Hike is pretty steep for the last mile, but awesome views await!

Caitlin Prinzo (148)

7 Completed3 Reviews

Loved this hike! 2 hours up! 1 hour down!

Trail was well marked

Jordan Vogl (191)

6 Completed6 Reviews

Moderate hike. Excellent view of lake george at the top. The fire tower is "closed off" but you can still get on it through a small hole in the fence. Wonderful views of other mountains in the area.