Bolton Landing on Lake George is an Adirondack wonderland. There are miles of trails into deep, wild wooded areas only minutes from the restaurants, shops, and hotels of Bolton. If one of your goals for your vacation in Bolton Landing is to hike a mountain, here are three trails to get you started.
The Pinnacle – This hike is one of the most popular hikes in the region due to its outstanding view of Lake George and the ease of reaching the summit. Located only five minutes outside of Bolton Landing on Lake George, the Pinnacle is an easy-to-moderate, two mile round trip climb to a stunning view of the Narrows, southern Lake George, Dome Island, the Sagamore, and Trout Lake. While the hike to the summit of the Pinnacle has a few short and steep sections, this expertly designed trail has several switchbacks to ease the climb.The Pinnacle is the perfect place to get on the trail and warm up your hiking legs.
Thomas Mountain – Those who have conquered the Pinnacle find Thomas Mountain to be the next summit on their list to conquer. Also located only a short drive from Bolton Landing, Thomas is a 3.4 mile round trip, moderately difficult climb to another jaw-dropping view of Lake George. From the summit, hikers can see the panorama of Gore Mountain, southern Lake George, Long Island, and more. An old logging road brings hikers through beautiful forest to the summit, which offers plenty of spots for a drink of water or a picnic lunch. If you want to extend your day, follow the ridge trail to the summit of Cat Mountain.
Cat Mountain – Once again, a stunning view of Lake George is only minutes from the town of Bolton Landing at the summit of Cat Mountain. The trailhead to Cat Mountain can be found on Edgecomb Pond Road. From there, a 3.8 mile round trip climb to the summit takes hikers along both wide open carriage roads and through narrow, winding trails in the woods. The summit of Cat Mountain offers as beautiful a view as you’ll find in the Adirondacks. Hikers are treated to a sprawling, rocky summit with a miles-long view of Lake George and beyond. If you love to end your hike with a picnic, Cat Mountain is the mountain for you.
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