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Cool wildlife but it smelt really gross.

This is a nice hike with quite a few photo worthy views. The hike is not difficult, but may be for younger children. Bad biting flys and mosquitoes all over so bring bug spray. I will do this one again!

One of my favorite local places. Always bring my dogs!!

Taking up hiking as a retirement activity and this was our first hike. Had a great day only wish we had known that the waterfalls would not be running. Will have to go back next spring!

I hiked the full loop on 7/11/18. I went up Cat via the blue trail and then down Thomas via the yellow trail. Cat was really easy and only put up a struggle in the last .25 or so, I’d say. From the peak of Cat to the peak of Thomas was considerably more tough. The trail wasn’t as easy to follow and a few points right before the peak (of Thomas) had me searching around a bit for a marker. The views were definitely lovely at the peak of Cat, you could see all of the Lake George Region, and I saw quite a bit of bird activity once I was at the top. The whole loop took me about 3 hours, and it was pretty buggy coming down from Thomas.

This was a beautiful hike! We hiked it clockwise and if I were to do it again, I would hike it counter clockwise. Beautiful vistas and a great place to bring a lunch. Had two dogs with me and they did great!

A nice hike. Waterfalls are wonderful.

hiking
8 days ago

very peaceful and enjoyable hike. the lake is beautiful.

Very good climbs and beautiful terrain. The views at the top overlooking Lake George were breathtaking.

Nice hike - especially if you do the loop and see the less used trail. But the summit was disappointing. Not much room do the tower with antennas and generator.

Still, beautiful 8 mile loop

The trail is wonderful and I would give it a 5 star rating were it not for very poor sign posts.

NO NEED FOR A BOAT!!! :) - This is a great mild to moderate trail with excellent views of Lake George and surrounding mountains at the summit. The trail can be accessed via Rt 22 in Clemons NY, less an hour north of the village of Lake George. Great trail for kids

I will rate this a 5 because great view of lake George but after pilot knob then buck now black I’ve seen lg enough did it for the fire tower challenge and what a bullshit tower. I would say this is easier than buck so if you want a Great Lake view have at it . This is not easy but not hard either

Easy hike up cat mountain for sunrise but sad to find out the cabin on Thomas mtn is gone !! :(

Nice views at the top! Worth it! Saddle trail between Cat and Tom peaks a little rough.

Nice hike. Great views at top. Little buggy, bring bug spray

Great hike, about a half hour. Water was super clear. Nice and refreshing.

My wife and I did this hike on 6/26/2018.

Our personal hiking experience: wife: minimal; me - decent hiker, have done several of the Adirondack High Peaks and run about 15 miles per week, so in good shape for 55-years-old.

Route: ours was different than the map shows. We parked at the small gravel parking lot off Edgecomb Pond Road, just south of the intersection of Finkle Road. You'll pass a red barn just a few hundred yards and the lot will be on the left. Google lists it as 403 Edgecomb Pond Rd. There's a tiny "To Cat Mountain" sign nailed into a utility pole but no other signage of any kind indicating the trailhead. From there, proceed past the two large rocks onto the fire road that skirts the southern part of the pond. It's marked with red trail markers.

At around 0.9 miles, you come to a T, the blue trail. Take a left. Follow the blue markers all the way to the top, for a total distance of 2.3 miles. Be advised there's a slight detour to the left at around 1.6 miles, marked by a line of rocks and a stick. We missed this coming down but luckily our unintended trail took us right to the detour point. Remember the old rule - if you don't see markers when you expect to, retrace your steps back to the last place you DID see markers.

Views at top: Outstanding. You have almost totally unobstructed views of Lake George and surroundings to the south and east, somewhat to the north, but none to the west.

Difficulty: on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 easy, I'd rank this route about a 3 for anyone in decent shape. The first half or so is very easy but there are a few moderately steep parts from there to the top. The 4.6 total miles took us about 2 hours at a moderate pace.

Popularity: this is a favorite hike for people visiting and who live in the Lake George area since it's got great views, is close to civilization, and can be done in a couple of hours. On our Tuesday, there was a family of 4 and 3 other couples (including a mom and her 8-year old son) at the top while we were there for our 30 minute stay.

I've done this hike twice now. It's a pretty easy hike with a very rewarding view of Lake George.

I took the yellow trail up to Thomas, then continued on the yellow trail to Cat then down the blue trail. Great views & I had the summit to myself! My favorite part was the trail between peaks, it was so much fun, I'm glad I didn't shy away from it because of the reviews that said it was difficult. The terrain was so diverse & intersting it went by in a flash. I saw salamanders, squirrels, & chipmunks. The trail was well marked & maintained.

What a great hike! We hiked the red trail from Coplon rd in flip flops! (Not recommended) Yes, it can be challenging at times. You might ask yourself several times “is this really the trail?” It is, and it’s awesome! This trail has everything, natural stone steps or roots or logs that nature put in just a way to use as stepping stones. There’s a stream and waterfalls, although the water level seemed low, but yay! That means you can cross the stream at the low water crossing point. You end up crossing the stream back and forth. There is some minor rock climbing/scaling. Beautiful cool paths through the woods that open into an open field and you realize you’re on the edge of a cliff! So beautiful. We had a great time

the distance markers on the signs are a tiny bit off. add about an extra half mile to the time up. beautiful view of the lake. Bring bug spray. The bugs are relentless

hiking
20 days ago

Beautiful summer afternoon for a hike. The bright sun and cool breeze made for an enjoyable walk to Lock 19. We saw several blue herons and a huge snapping turtle in the old canal.

The only drawback today was the copious amount of goose poop in several locations along the path. There was so much that it smelled like the poultry barn at the county fair.

walking
21 days ago

Saw a woodpecker family. Fun walk. Beautiful view at lake. My son said, awesome time”

Lovely but poorly marked trails.

Climbed to Cat Mountain summit via the red trail from Edgecomb Pond, which is shorter than the blue trail but with some very steep spots. A solid moderate hike, we logged 4.3 miles round trip in about 2 hours. The view from atop Cat is one of the best of Lake George.

I have been twice in two years here. Although it is rated moderate, I would say it is moderate to hard hike. Since top is not widespread and only few spots available for the view, try to be early so that there are few people. It was really muddy because if rain last week.

Really nice hike! My dad and I had never been there before and had no trouble with finding our way. Follow the RED MARKERS and you'll be fine. you'll see that the trail comes to forks, just look for the RED markers. There are tons of signs to tell you which direction you're heading. Remember what road you're parked at too! There isn't much water on the falls and the trails were not muddy!

Poorly marked trail with multiple different colored trail markers. We ended up just winging it but found our way to all 3 of the falls

Beautiful views and rich history. Loved spending time with my husband and kids here. Lots of picnic areas as well once your off the trails.

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