2,640 ft / 805 m


2,280 ft / 695 m


96 summits

Top climbing months

April   19%

October   17%

July   12%

Most climbed route

Black Mt. Trail


  • Although of modest elevation, Black Mountain's perch above Lake George is in-your-face dramatic.
  • A great trail loops past multiple lakes before switchbacking along ledges to the summit.
  • The best view is north from the summit; sneak past the edge of the closed off cabin and firetower complex to get the choice-est perch of the day.
"Black Mountain November 10th, 2018 7:18a I started at about 6:45 this morning, I wanted to finish this mountain before work at 11a. The trail is covered in snow and even as I write this the snow is still falling. The only sounds to be heard are the streams running by and the wind blowing through the trees. I am about a mile in, so halfway, and have only been out here for a half an hour or so. It's so cold that in order to write I need to hold my glasses in my mouth or else they fog up when I breath. 7:48a I know people say you can never wear too many layers but, OH MY GOD, I am sweati" - devenmosher24, Nov 14, 2018
"2 semaines solo de pure plaisir à faire du hiking à différentes places dont les Whites Moutains. Celle-ci fut ma première rando de ce voyage au USA. J'ai bien aimé la montagne. Sentier assez facile et aucune rencontre de la journée!" - fsoucy76, Sep 17, 2018
"My first Lake George 12ster. Also a fire tower. Nice view looking north along Lake George. I was hoping for more of a panaromic view of Lake George. Maybe somewhere else on the other trail. " - newenglandwarrior, Oct 5, 2017
"Started the ADK Fire Tower Challenge. It was 70 degrees and I hiked my 1st mountain with my 20 month old Marco in the hiking pack. I completed this hike with Jim, Jane, Maria and Marco " - Arinzzzz, Apr 17, 2016
"Hiked Mt Adams and Black mountain for the winter fire tower challenge. The trail to Black was a mess of ice, rocks, roots and frost-heaved earth but the splendid views of the Peaks and Lake George made it worth it. " - Nimblefoot, Feb 1, 2016



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