A Great Hike with a Great View
Elevation: 2330 ft
Ascent: 2000 ft
Distance: 6.6 miles
Location: Pilot Knob Road
Region: Lake George
Not all fantastic summits are in the High Peaks. Buck Mountain in the southern Adirondacks overlooks Lake George with distant views of the High Peaks and is a very nice place to visit on a clear day (summer, fall, or winter).
There are two trails to the summit. The more popular one listed here starts at a large trailhead near the end of the Pilot Knob road. This trail is in very good condition, and the 2000 foot ascent is spread out pretty well over its 3.3 miles, so that there are very few extra steep sections.
Note: For a more complete description of the trails, please see ADK’s Adirondack Mountain Club: Eastern Trails.
This trail can also be found on the ADK/National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map for the Lake George Great Sacandaga region (map No. 743).
Have a great hike! Bob Goodwin