This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike Ambassador Meg Farrell. The first few attendees will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways before the hike starts!
GWH NY Official Meet-Up - Sleeping Beauty (Lake George)
Date/Time: Monday, August 6, 2018 at 10AM. Meet at 9:45AM at the trailhead
Parking GPS Coordinates: Download AllTrails and follow directions from there.
Trailhead: When driving from Lake George, take State Route 9 south from Lake George Village to the intersection with State Route 149. From there, turn on to State Route 149 and drive east past the Queensbury Country Club until you arrive at the intersection with Buttermilk Falls Road and Patten Mill Road. Take Buttermilk Falls Road and drive north. You will now have a 3.2-mile drive along Buttermilk Falls Road until it becomes a dirt road named Sly Pond Road. Continue straight along this road as it becomes Shelving Rock Road. After you drive down Shelving Rock Road for a short distance, you’ll arrive at an intersection and see a sign for the Hog Town Trailhead parking lot. Once you get here, you will take the 1.5-mile dirt road from the Hog Town Trailhead to the Dacy Clearing Trailhead (main trailhead for Sleeping Beauty Mountain). You can drive down this road to the Dacy Clearing Trailhead and parking area, but it’s important to note that it is single-lane with many bumps and dips, so be sure your vehicle can handle the journey! We will meet at the Dacy Clearing Trailhead & Parking Lot. (Photo in the comment feed below.)
Elevation gain: 1299 feet
Distance: 1.8 miles to the summit (We are cutting off 3 miles RT by parking closer to the trailhead. If you want to walk up to the Dacy Clearing Trailhead, by all means! Just note that we are leaving the Dacy Clearing Trailhead at 10AM SHARP.
Trail rating: Yellow: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of 1,000-2,000 feet, low altitude.
Kids: No, not on this hike
Alcohol: Feel free to bring a summit beer
Dogs: Only if they are well-behaved and in shape