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Albany, NY: Tongue Mountain Loop 

This strenuous 11.5-mile loop hops three peaks to outstanding views in the Tongue Mountain Range, then returns along the gorgeous shoreline of Northwest Bay.

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Author: Backpacker Magazine
Date: 25 Aug 2005 6:40:21 PM
Activity: Hiking
State: New York (NY)
Distance: 11.51 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 2732 ft
Total Loss: 2753 ft
Net Change: -21 ft
Difficulty: 8 / 10
Tags: Albany, Bolton Landing, New York
Rating:   1 rating(s) Rate it

TO TRAILHEAD: I-87 N to US 9 N. Park 4.4 miles N of Bolton Landing Riverbank Rd. Trailhead on R.

Position Format: Datum:

Distance: 11.51 mi Points: 391
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi

Points of Interest


Location: 43.628860, -73.608025
Head E on Five Mile Point Trail


Location: 43.628052, -73.600853
Countinue straight; follow streambed uphill


Location: 43.625977, -73.578590
Turn R onto Tongue Mtn. Trail


Location: 43.620528, -73.585160
Turn L onto spur trail up to Fifth Peak


Location: 43.619293, -73.584198
Fifth Peak (1,813 ft.); great views of Mother Bunch Islands in Lake George; return to trail


Location: 43.602005, -73.591545
French Point Mtn. (1,756 ft.); southern views of lake


Location: 43.592079, -73.604300
First Peak (1,586 ft.)


Location: 43.577011, -73.624207
R onto Bay Trail @ Montcairn Point


Location: 43.589622, -73.621567
First of many stream crossings; continue N along NW Bay


Location: 43.627510, -73.600914
L @ intersection of Five Mile Point Trail to return to parking lot


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