Prospect Mountain - Member Hike

Hike Name: Prospect Mountain
Country: United States
State: New York
Nearby Town: Lake George
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: Exit 21 off of I-87, turn North on Rt.9. Take a left on Montcalm St. The trailhead is at the end of the street.
Total Hike Distance: 4.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Trailhead on Montcalm St.
Trails Used: Main trail in and out.
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Snow
Management: State Forest Service
Contact Information: Unknown
Best Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: A well groomed, and well marked trail. Plenty of "ankle breakers" make for some fun rock hopping going both ways. The summit can also be reached via a tourism road that allows people to drive up from the village itself. On the summit is a picnic/ recreation area complete with BBQ grills, picnic tables, bathrooms and Gazebo.
The actual hiking trail itself was steep enough to get in a good workout and also had enough rock scrambling and hopping to keep it interesting despite its relatively easy nature. Great views of the Lake and Village from the summit looking East. But not so awe-inspiring views from the other directions. Still, a nice hike.



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