2,333 ft / 711 m


1,054 ft / 321 m


114 summits

Top climbing months

July   16%

October   11%

June   10%

Most climbed route

from Pilot Knob Road


  • Outstanding views of the Lake George area mountains, as well as the Adirondack High Peaks. Watching sailboats on Lake George in the warmer months captures climbers' attention equally.
"Buck Mountain November 7th, 2018 2:00p I started my hike around 1:30p today. A spur of the moment choice as I had nothing to do today. As I got on the trail a girl was coming off the mountain, she seemed to be in a hurry, she didn’t sign out on the book. I started up the right side of the trail and quickly noticed that the river flowing by had taken up a majority of the trail, to the point where I had to walk alongside it instead of on it. Before I forget, on my way here, a deer was walking down Pilot Knob Road… at 130 in the afternoon, how strange? The river kept giving me issues as I ap" - devenmosher24, Nov 7, 2018
"Enjoyed a chilly climb of this little gem while starting the Winter LG 12ster. We chose the ~ 5 mile RT trail from the Hogtown side as it tends to be less traveled. Although it was clouded in at the summit it was a great day on the trail even without the view." - deb-and-rob, Dec 30, 2017
"Winter Solstice Hike! Chilly temps (about 15-20F), no wind and clear skies. Views of the High Peaks & Lake George. Trail was packed down - bare booted to summit, microspikes on the way down for added traction. Hiked the Buck Mountain Trail from Shelving Rock Road. Phenomenal day in the mountains! This was my first winter Lake George 12ster peak." - PJSelmer, Dec 21, 2017
"Quick hike with Kim today. Lucky to get sort of an early start. This mountain was extremely busy and there was no solitude on top with the 30 other people up there. The best part of the hike was all of the dogs that people had on the trails with them. " - LGH-Tom, Oct 28, 2017
"Hiked to the summit of Buck this morning with Thomas. Met some friendly dogs on the way up and the on the way down. There were a lot of people on the trail today. Didn't spend much time on the summit but it was still a nice hike. " - Kim-Stilson, Oct 28, 2017



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