Cat and Thomas Mountain Trail

MODERATE 132 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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4 days ago

Can Alltrails break this down into two separate hikes? Distance and entrance from Edgecomb pond?

hiking
6 days ago

At roughly eight miles, this was my first "long" hike in the ADKs (July 11, 2017). Went on a misty day but by the time, my SIL and I got to the top of Cat Mountain, the views were visible and enjoyable! Marking this as a three only because there are other hikes I've done in these parts that are nicer. However, if you are looking for a short easy hike to get yourself moving, Thomas Mountain would be just that! All a matter of taste, really. The hike up Cat Mountain is wooded, long, and steep in a few places but reminded me of The Chester Challenge hikes combined! The hike up Thomas Mountain is pretty short and not too difficult and what made up for the lack of a view were fresh and ripe blueberries just waiting to be picked! ;-)

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19 days ago

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23 days ago

Pretty sweet double summit hike. Took Joseph H's advice and hiked Thomas first, then Cat and then down. Nice straight forward shot down off the mountain. The true summit of Thomas is not in fact at the cabin but yet another .4 miles ahead past the "end of trail" sign. The views on Thomas are not as spectacular as Cat but the "first come, first serve" camping cabin def makes up for that. Very cool hikes. I'm what I consider a very slow hiker (avg1mph) and made this loop with tons of picture taking in 3hrs15min.

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25 days ago

26 days ago

Gorgeous views at summit, rocky trail

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26 days ago

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1 month ago

Loved it!! Had everything we were looking for in a hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent hike, and challenging for a beginning to moderate hiker. Great views of Lake George make the climb rewarding! Be sure to bring your binoculars to view the hundreds of boats you'll see from the top. Word of advice: if you're planning to do the whole loop, turn right at the fork and go up Thomas first (while you're still fresh for a steep climb), 'cause the trail from Thomas over to Cat has a LOT of up & downs. Then once you reach the top of Cat it's a (relatively) easy and straight ride down. Plan on the whole loop taking 4+ hours.

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2 months ago

What a great hike! Took the blue trail up to Thomas, then kept on to Cat, yellow trail down. A lot of up and down, some challenges, have to pay attention to markera from Thomas to Cat. Tricky to find that blue trail, would have been on the orange if it werent for some other hikers. about .4 miles into the trail, you will see a good size clearing on your right, go over a corrugated pipe with large rocks on either side, then the trail is to your right immediately following. it follows a stream for a bit. I marked it with a large "Y" shaped tree branch leaned against a tree. great view from Cat, totally worth it!

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

What a great hike!!
I went directly to the summit of Cat and skipped Thomas. Great variety of scenery. I started at 7am and reached the summit by 9am. Im in moderate shape and I only took 1 quick break on the way up.
Lots of mosquitos, so make sure you bring bug spray. If you plan on spending lots of time at the summit like I did, make sure to bring sunscreen - not really any tree cover at the summit.
Amazing views of Lake George - Surprised how great the views without back-breaking effort to get there.

2 months ago

Loved them

2 months ago

Beautiful