Summit this collection of 12 peaks surrounding Lake George, NY and become a Lake George 12ster. The mission of this peak challenge is "to introduce the public to outstanding views and trails in the Lake George area." Complete it in less than 24 hours to become an Ultra Lake George 12ster or between Dec 21 and Mar 21 to become a Winter Lake George 12ster. See more info at


Highest peak

Black Mountain

2,640 ft / 804 m

Most prominent peak

Black Mountain

2,280 ft / 694 m

Most summited peak

Buck Mountain

183 summits

Most difficult peak

Fivemile Mountain

Class 1

Difficulty breakdown

Class 1/2 1 peak

Top climbing months

April   14%

July   11%

May   10%

  • Peer down on Lake George from the best viewpoints around the lake.
  • Traverse the narrow, 11-mile long Tongue Mountain Range as it sticks out into the waters of northern Lake George.
  • Summit Cat and Thomas Mountains in a great 6.5 mile loop for the best views of Lake George from the west.