Fifth Peak Lean-to Trail is a hiking trail in Town of Bolton, New York. It is within Adirondack Park and Lake George Wild Forest. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 1,618 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 196 feet. The trail ends near Fifth Peak (elevation 1,798 feet). There is also a shelter near the end of the trail.
Fifth Peak Lean-to Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Hike through a white pine plantation and a stand of old-growth pines, past cascading brooks to a peak with a lean-to overlooking Lake George."
--Peter W. Kick, Discover the Adirondacks (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
"The Tongue Mountain Range, which juts several miles into Lake George and divides its Northwest Bay from the main lake, is one of my favorite places to explore. Summer hikers enjoy a rugged trail that traverses the length of the range, but in winter that trail would be very difficult on snowshoes. However, the winding trail to the lean-to on the summit of Fifth Peak from Northwest Bay Brook is snowshoe-friendly, although the snow itself is not likely to be as deep as other mountain ranges in the Adirondack Park (because of the relatively low elevation of the area and the range’s southern orientation, the snowshoe season arrives later and ends earlier)."
--Bill Ingersoll, Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills (The Mountaineers Books).
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