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Albany Trails

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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Trail Facts

  • Distance: 18.5

Waypoints

TMT001

Location: 43.62886, -73.608025

Head E on Five Mile Point Trail

TMT002

Location: 43.628052, -73.600853

Countinue straight; follow streambed uphill

TMT003

Location: 43.625977, -73.57859

Turn R onto Tongue Mtn. Trail

TMT004

Location: 43.620528, -73.58516

Turn L onto spur trail up to Fifth Peak

TMT005

Location: 43.619293, -73.584198

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

TMT006

Location: 43.602005, -73.591545

French Point Mtn. (1,756 ft.); southern views of lake

TMT007

Location: 43.592079, -73.6043

First Peak (1,586 ft.)

TMT008

Location: 43.577011, -73.624207

R onto Bay Trail @ Montcairn Point

TMT009

Location: 43.589622, -73.621567

First of many stream crossings; continue N along NW Bay

TMT010

Location: 43.62751, -73.600914

L @ intersection of Five Mile Point Trail to return to parking lot