Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty near Fort Ann, NY

This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars
8 miles
Hiking, Canoeing
Summer, Fall, Spring
Fort Ann, NY
User cmarion1979

Sleeping Beauty has spectacular views of Lake George and the surrounding valleys. Its summit is rocky and open with a sizable cliff dropping off to the west. Looking west one can see Gore Mtn and West Mtn can be seen to the southwest. Looking towards the North one can make out some of the most southern High Peaks.

Total distance from Hogtown Trailhead to the summit of Sleeping Beauty is 3.4 miles (This is includes 1.6 miles walk from Hogtown Trailhead to Dacy Clearing) This hike can be completed in three to four hours round trip.

Follow YELLOW Trail Markers from Dacy Clearing to the trail intersection of Fishbrook Pond and Sleeping Beauty... At 2.2 miles from Hogtown Trailhead the Trail splits. Going left leads to Fishbrook Pond via Bumps Pond (RED Trail Markers) Going right will lead to the Sleeping Beauty Summit (BLUE Trail Markers), and eventually if you continue on, to Bumps


The total Elevation gain = 1038 Feet.

From Dacy Clearing you could walk to a loop that includes a hike to the summit of Sleeping Beauty from the South and instead of returning the way you hiked up continuing North to Bumps Pond and returning using the Fishbrook Pond Trail. Total Loop Distance = 7.8 miles (This is STARTING at Dacy Clearing)


Take Rt-149 East towards Fort Anne. After the intersection of Rt-149 and Rt-9L continue on Rt-149 for 1.6 miles and take a left onto Buttermilk Falls Rd. At around 3 miles Buttermilk Falls becomes Sly Pond Rd and the road turns to unpaved.

At 8.7 miles the name changes again to Shelving Rock Rd at the intersection of Hogtown Rd. Continue straight and a short distance ahead will be parking for the Hogtown Trailhead. It is possible to drive an additonal 1.5 miles to Dacy Clearing where the actual foot trail to Sleeping Beauty begins. This access road to Dacy Clearing is basically a 4WD road that should be driven by a vehicle with good ground clearance. The 1.5 miles can be easily walked.


Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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