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If you heading to see shelving rock falls, be sure to do this quick hike to catch some summit views of lake George too. Very easy hike for any age or active level.

hiking
8 days ago

This hike is great for young families that enjoy steady but not necessarily overly strenuous uphill hikes. Beautiful lookout at the top. This is a short hike; depending on your pace and the length of time at the top, ~45-75 minutes up and ~25-35 minutes down.

Lovely hike! Steep at times, but worth the views at the top. Note that you can only see views from the fire tower, but there is a little area where you get a nice view.

Relentless incline but beautiful views from the top. Amazing hike!

Beautiful lookout !

We really enjoyed this hike. It reminds us of The Pinnacle in comparison. Once you reach the top you’ll see the lake but the views are restricted. Definitely follow the small paths down...it will lead you to an open area with views. The views are amazing!!

hiking
28 days ago

A short but difficult hike. Loved getting my heart rate up and enjoying the view, but dang this is one straight uphill walk!

Beautiful!!

Easy trail. Kids had a great time. Doubled back to the little waterfall after summit. Worth the hike!

very easy. great for a hot day

Great hike!

Hiked this July 1, 98 degrees after hiking Gore mountain. This loop is incredible but difficult. Shoes with some grip are a must. Would not do alone. Very steep and rock climbing is part of it. It was extremely adventurous and can’t wait to bring others on this hike. Views were amazing from many look out spots. The pond on the other side is beautiful and wonderful to cool off in. Proved to be a lifesaver on such a hot day. Hiking down just as hard as going up. Will definitely do again.

I live within the reaches of Crane's shadow, & as a frequent High Peaks climber, I foolishly overlooked Crane, thinking 'what's so special about that?' Needless to say, I learned my lesson. Elevation doesn't equal charm!

A great blend of sharp & steep with views of the Southern Adks; and oh yeah, a fancy pond.

Overall a moderate 3.5 mile hike, great for any day.

Great hike if you're up to the challenge! The second ladder is tall and a bit sketchy- especially when you get to the top! If heights bother you avoid the ladder section. The rock scrambles are fun but also demanding! A short but very vigorous hike. Beautiful views. Go early as the lot fills quickly. Overall very worthwhile!

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely strenuous hike; from the "White Rocks "to the top honestly really isn't worth the extra effort, the cliffs with the westerly views there are absolutely awesome. Careful footing on the blasted rock areas.

the climb up was very steep and there was a lot of rock climbing involved, not to mention one tall ladder. but the view at the top was well worth it! loved this hike!

great trail, a little steep for the most part. well worth the hard work up when you see the views at the fire tower.

This made for a wonderful morning hike- took us about 4 hours round trip with a pretty slow and steady pace and a good break at the summit. Views from the fire tower are outstanding and the volunteer at the cabin taught us some neat history about the tower and the mountain. The constant incline made it a great workout, nothing difficult per se but I definitely was feeling the burn.

hiking
1 month ago

Great short hike if you looking just to get out there... two steep parts but it’s worth it in the end.... the view is amazing over the lake ... I look forward to going back during the winter as it looks like a great snow shoe trail ...

Awesome hike. It is a great trail for anyone who is looking for a gorgeous view at the top. Would hike again.

belle randonnée agréable et relaxe

1 month ago

Great hike, easy except for the Rocky riverbed start, remainder very easy and great views of Lake George. Definitely going back to try some of the other trails on the area

on The Pinnacle

1 month ago

great hike, was definitely moderate for 68 and 64 year olds, but not too bad. GREAT views at the top!!!

Well marked and easy hiking trail. Once you reach the summit, be sure to follow a small path to the left to a clearing overlooking Bolton and Lake George. Stunning views!

hiking
1 month ago

Was a great hike. Not a very long hike, the beginning was steep then it was fine after that with many switchbacks. For such a short hike to the top the view was beautiful. On a clear day the lake looked so blue and you could listen to the birds singing. My mom and I ate lunch at the top and hung out for a bit. A great hike!

Wanted to provide some more information here on the cave that many seem to have found and others have missed. It's located quite close to the junction of the blue trail and the jeep path that goes to the main parking lot, and is right before the steep rise of the face of the mountain. It had a stream running through it and the trail actually went over the cave forming a natural bridge. I found it was easiest to access from the north side of the blue trail, and after climbing down into the sink/pit the cave had formed, you encounter the stream flowing through. The stream continues to the right, off into some unknown fissure that I didn't explore but could be possibly squeezed into. Going to the left up a slight crawl, the cave opens into a sizable room which I could stand in. It is decently dark so a bright waterproof flashlight or headlamp is handy. The stream flows into this room by a waterfall which was right at the end of the first sink where the stream dips underground. You could climb out this end but it was pretty steep and slick with the wet rocks.

The cave was cut through dissolution of the marble rocks, in much the same way as a limestone cave, and revealed some interesting features of slate layers and large quartz crystals within the rock from the metamorphosis of the marble. Marble caves are quite rare as compared to their limestone counterparts, and this is certainty an interesting place to explore not far at all from the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

You will not find many better view for the effort than this short hike in Bolton. The first 2/3 are a constant climb - moderately steep but nothing too excruciating. There is a bench at the summit as well as a side trail to Edgecomb Pond.

Excellent hike!! We were so impressed with the variety of that this hike offered: lake, streams, scrambles, ladders, breathtaking views... this hike has it all!! Do it and it’ll be one of your favorites too.

hiking
2 months ago

Had a great time hiking all the way up to the summit. Loving Vermont so far! Took us about 2.5 hrs at a brisk pace. The other reviews aren’t kidding, it gets steep at the end.

on The Pinnacle

2 months ago

This was a great hike! Some steepness but so worth it once you see the view!

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