Cat and Thomas Mountain Trail

MODERATE 96 reviews
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Cat and Thomas Mountain Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bolton Landing, New York that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1801 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

This hike is on a nature preserve made possible by the Lake George Land Conservancy. The trail coincides with the the Thomas Mountain trail up to a clearing some 0.75 miles from the trailhead. Both mountains have far range views, especially on a clear day, and Lake George is easily seen.

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The full loop is a bit of scrambling and watching markers as the trail can be a bit narrow and winding at times. It was muddy and the flies were rather bad at the summit of Cat mountain.

With that being said, it was an enjoyable hike and challenging at certain parts. The views at the peaks are fairly rewarding.

You can also choose to do a much shorter hiker by not taking the full loop and just going right up the dirt road at the fork to the cabin. The cabin is a nice little secluded spot on Thomas mountain. It is rather unique.

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6 days ago

Mosquitoes were quite annoying at the top of Cat Mtn today but the view was absolutely worth it! Great hike, it took me just under 4 hours to do the whole loop (orange trail to blue trail to yellow trail), including breaks. I would recommend going early as Parking can become an issue. Very dog friendly.

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14 days ago

Great views of lake George and surrounding area. If hiking Thomas, make it a point to see the view from the cabin. The view is even more impressive from Cat.

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20 days ago

This was a nice hike as we did this as an out and back instead of the loop. Parts of the trail was submerged by water. Overall this was a nice hike.

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21 days ago

Great hike out here yesterday. The trail head marker for the blue trail up Thomas was missing, so I ended up following the service road all the way up. From there I followed the blue trail to Cat.

It was a fun, but challenging hike. There are a few harrowing rock scrambles and a lot of flooding and mud to work around. Bring the water proof boots and trekking poles! It will be worth the effort for the views from Cat particularly!

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1 month ago

Steep at parts. Good views. Trouble finding Thomas summit.

1 month ago

Did it with snowshoes in March and it was great. Did it today and I will try it in the Fall. Nice wide trail.

1 month ago