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Great hike, but very steep all the way up with lots of slippery rock surfaces. The dog did great. Bring shoes with good tread!

Nice hike. We took Thomas to Cat, which was the easier direction. We took our 8 year old collie who did awesome. In a couple sections between Cat and Thomas there is a very steep rocky drop, but my dog did fine. The trail markings from the lot to Cat were poor (lots of hikers passing us going this way asked us for trail directions), but Thomas to Cat was well marked.

Easy start , moderate climb to the fire tower.

hiking
1 day ago

What a great hike! Beautiful views! The trail itself is in really nice condition. Although it is rated moderate you have to be in shape to climb this trail. There are several nice areas to rest and take in the spectacular scenery. I know my dogs were hoping for some water to romp in....not this hike!

Me and my two daughters Tessa (10) and Nora (8) did this hike today and it was well worth it. Took about an hour to reach the top and the views were great at the top. Not a bad hike at all, would definitely do it again

Go in the morning to avoid late walkers. Hiking poles will benefit but not essential. Great views.

Took the dog with us on this hike. We started by taking the blue trail up to Cat mountain. The trail wasn’t too bad - got a little tricky towards the end right before the peak. We then ended up taking the foot trail that connects cat mountain to Thomas mountain. This was not ideal with a dog as it was very hard sometimes to find the yellow markers which indicated which way to go. Also we ended up climbing over rocks and logs and this was difficult with a dog. Would deff do this hike again but skip the yellow foot trail with the dog.

Nice out and back hike pretty reasonable climb with a few scramble spots. A good family hike.

Tougher than I was expecting as it is a steady incline nearly the entire way. The view is absolutely worth the climb and the fire tower is incredible from the top. 2hrs roundtrip.

This was a moderate hike with incredible views. There are several lookouts on the way up. The trail is well marked and gets a little steeper at the end. One of the best views in all the trials I have hiked.

Nice hike with a great view. Yellow trail is easier for those looking for an easier ascent, but those looking for a bit more of a challenge should ascent using blue trail as it has some steeper rocks. I wouldn't suggest going down blue trail but its doable.

beautiful sights on the water and in the woods. wholeheartedly agree that the trail is super easy to lose. this app was our primary guide at times. mellow trail good for kids and pets. quick and peaceful!

Been hiking snowy for 20 years, every time we come to Indian Lake. Took our ambitious 6 year old one year which was a bit much for him. Last part is a scramble and some friends we've taken have really struggled, but if you are in decent shape it is not hard. Views from fire tower are worth every step.

Beautiful hike! We took the yellow trail up but starting from the Uncas Rd trailhead. That is not mapped here but is shown on the trail brochure that you can get from the Inlet information center. The summit has amazing views especially north to the high peaks region. We followed the loop and took the blue trail down until we merged back to the yellow trail and finished the loop back to Uncas Rd. We didn’t record it but I believe this adds some distance to the hike. The lower loop back to Uncas is peaceful with hardly any other hiking traffic. Bring lots of water and wear good shoes. This was our favorite hike of our trip!

Love this hike. Dislike the crowds.

Not too challenging of a hike. Good trails for pacing. The views from the fire tower were gorgeous.

Not a long hike but definitely a challenge! For most of the way up, it’s a steady incline to keep the heart pumping. The last quarter or so of the trail is quite steep. There are a few tall rocks to climb over. The view is definitely worth it! The way down is a bit challenging in spots. I would do it again.

a beautiful day for a hike...we are hiking with our grandson so he can finish the Tupper Lake Triad....the view is amazing....we will have to go again in the fall to see all the color

first 2 miles are enjoyable with mostly hard packed dirt, roots, and occasional rocks. the last mile made me almost turn around...we had our boxer dog on leash and she needed to be lifted at times. toward the top it gets really hard to keep on trail. we missed trail to tower to find an even better lookout. on way down, we found tower. I would do this again, with more daylight to enjoy the amazing views. my app and watch said it was over 8 miles.

hiking
10 days ago

The falls are nice, but the trail is not well-marked, and there are a number of intersecting trails that can make it confusing if you don’t know the area.

10 days ago

Definitely a toddler friendly hike with a stunning 360 degrees view!

Was able to do the whole trail right around 2 hours up and down. Definitely a great trail for the short distance.

Great payoff at the top with a fire tower.

hiking
11 days ago

Great views, pretty easy hike

It was a very long hike that let to the valley top on the opposite side of the falls. I was hoping more to be up close to the falls.

First 2/3 of hike is quite easy going. Last 1/3 was a steep incline to the fire tower. Very manageable for us. We had our 11 year old son and Boston terrier with us. Would definitely do it again! Beautiful view!

Beautiful hike with wonderful views of Lake George! My favorite hike in the LG area and add will never get bored of it. Beautiful hike to do in all four seasons of the year. It gets a pretty steep at some parts so may be a little challenging for beginners

Very short but pretty. Was thinking it was .6 miles each way, oops just .3 each way for a total walk of .6. Waterfall is pretty.

Well worth it. The review below is very helpful, especially the note about the sign for the cliffs which is very easily missed for being so high.

Good easy hike with family and small dog!

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