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      The 72,508-acre Lake George Wild Forest is located in the southeastern portion of the Adirondack Park and is part of the Adirondack Forest Preserve. It is one of the most popular areas of the Adirondacks because of the numerous and varied outdoor recreational opportunities and the proximity to large population centers and Lake George. Parts of the wild forest sit on both sides of the lake.

      The property contains miles of marked trails available to explore, allowing the public to easily access a variety of majestic natural attractions such as Black Mountain, Shelving Rock, and Prospect Mountain. Enjoy year-round activities on Lake George, and popular fishing and camping locations at Lily Pond, Jabe Pond, Gay Pond and Palmer Pond. The wild forest is a popular area for motorized recreational uses and ice fishing, and serves as an important link with the adjoining snowmobile trail network.

      The Shelving Rock Area is a part of the wild forest on the eastern shore of Lake George. The area includes primitive campsites along Shelving Rock and Dacy Clearing Roads and a day use area that extends along Shelving Rock Brook to Shelving Rock Bay on Lake George.

      The 5,550-acre Hudson River Special Management Area, also known as the Hudson River Recreation Area, or sometimes simply Buttermilk, is located on the eastern shore of the Hudson River in the Lake George Wild Forest. The unit had hiking trails and hand launches and provides many accessible facilities for people with mobility disabilities including accessible campsites, pit privies, and trails.
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      Region Details
      0 mountain bike trails

      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 5, 2024


      Trails (view details)
      Trails Horse
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Trails Snowmobile
      Trails Snowshoe
      Trails Nordic Ski
      Total Distance
      72 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      29 miles
      Total Descent
      14,873 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,326 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,646 ft
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      Photos of Lake George Wild Forest Mountain Bike

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      Nov 29, 2023 @ 9:34am
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      Sep 4, 2021 @ 6:04pm
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      Mar 20, 2021 @ 6:07pm
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      Nearby Riding Areas

      Brant Lake Bike Park 4 111.9 km
      Bartonville Mountain12 km
      Prospect Mountain Parkway13.7 km
      Gurney Lane 1 14 616.4 km
      Rush Pond 4 7 217.5 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Hike5872 miles14,872 ft29 miles2,326 ft
      Trail Running5872 miles14,872 ft29 miles2,326 ft
      Snowshoe511 miles2,887 ft5 miles1,896 ft
      Nordic Ski3
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