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Lake George Wild Forest

Five Mile Mountain
Brown Mountain

 

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Five Mile Mountain is located along the popular Tongue Mountain Range in the Lake George Wild Forest of the southeastern Adirondacks. The 2258 foot mountain is found after hiking 3.5 miles on the Tongue Mountain Range Trail. To reach Five Mile Mountain you'll first climb the 1966 foot Brown Mountain and pass the Five Mile Mountain Lean To. Be aware of timber rattlesnakes, as this area is known to have rattlers. There is an elevation gain of over 1300 feet for this 3.5 mile one way hike.

There is a DEC parking area along NY 9N, north of Lake George. The GPS coordinates of the parking area is N43 39.678 W73 32.711. From the parking area cross NY 9N and pick up the trail near a DEC sign along the road. This is the northern end of the Tongue Mountain Range Trail. The trail starts off going parallel to NY 9N but then at 0.1 miles it turns left. The trail now begins to climb and you might find much of this section eroded from a storm in 2014. At 0.6 miles reach a marked junction. This is the junction of the Deer Leap Spur Trail on your left.

Continue on the Tongue Mountain Range Trail as the trail is still climbing up Brown Mountain. Soon after passing the summit of Brown Mountain there is an overlook with a nice view at 1.7 miles. You will be following rock cairns as you cross over an open rocky area at 2.4 miles. The Five Mile Mountain Lean To is reached at 2.6 miles. This shelter is also known as the Tongue Mountain Camp Lean To. There is a really nice view from near the lean to. After the lean to there are more views and you'll find blueberries in season. The summit of Five Mile Mountain is reached at 3.5 miles.

There are more views just past the summit as well as from off the trail. But be AWARE of rattlesnakes if you decide to wonder off trail. You can find more info on this hike as well as many other hikes in this area by purchasing the Hiking Guide to the Adirondack Eastern Trails.

Start of the Tongue Mountain Range Trail from NY 9N

 

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