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Best trails in Bolton Landing

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Looking for a great trail near Bolton Landing, New York? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Moreau Lake State Park or Bomoseen State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Wilcox Lake Wild Forest or Lake George Wild Forest. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Bolton Landing ranging from 2 to 9.8 miles and from 406 to 1,961 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Bolton Landing
Top trails (8)
#1 - Cat and Thomas Mountain Trail
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 4 h 50 m
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.Show more
#2 - Tongue Mountain Range and Northwest Bay Trail
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 14.8 mi • Est. 7 h 57 m
A great loop hike that brings you along the shore of Lake George then over 3 small peaks on the Tongue Mountain Range. You will park at the southern trailhead for the Tongue Range, Clay Meadows next to a quarry. From there you will follow a nice trail around the shore of the lake to Montcalm Point where you'll have great views of the Narrrows. Then you'll gradually ascend the southern end of the Tongue Range over 3 nice peaks with great views over the lake below.Show more
#3 - Cat Mountain via Red Trail
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
The parking area is very easy to miss as the signage is not very noticeable. Off line map is recommended to get oriented as several users have reported that this trail is not well marked and it's easy to get lost. The trail initially heads along a carriage road around Edgecomb Pond. About a quarter-mile in, make a left and follow the red trail into the forest. Initially this trail is fairly flat and easy, but at about the one-mile mark it starts to become steeper and turns into a moderate uphill trek. At about 1.5 miles the trail becomes steeper still for the final push but the views just before the summit are beautiful and offer a taste of whats to come. The views from the summit are stunning. From the summit, you can choose to return along the same route (makes for GREAT butt-sliding in the winter). Alternatively you could turn it into a loop by following the blue trail back to the carriage road. Look out for the Geocache along the trail close to the summit.Show more
#4 - The Pinnacle
Bolton Landing, New York
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 47 m
#5 - Pole Hill Pond Blue Trail
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 15 m
Follow the blue discs from the trail register; the trail is very well marked and easy to follow. The first mile or so is a fairly easy grade on a wide track, this eventually narrows down to a single track through the woods. At about 1.2 miles you start to ascend towards the first peak, this is a mostly moderate steady climb, but there are a couple of spots where it gets a little more strenuous. There are tree-obstructed views of Lake George from this peak, but nothing spectacular. Continue along the trail, heading down from the first peak, then (about 3 miles) up a grade to the second peak. This peak has a flat open area with great south-looking views of Lake George. From here is a steady descent down through the woods towards Pole Hill Pond. At about 6 miles the trail makes a sharp left into the woods to avoid private land, pay attention to the Posted signs and respect the landowners wishes. For the final leg of the hike take a right and follow the Yellow discs back out towards the trail register.Show more
#6 - Northwest Bay of Lake George Trail
Lake George Wild Forest
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 4 h 32 m
#7 - Godwin Preserve Red and Yellow Trail
Isabel La Roche Godwin Preserve
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 29 m
Take the Red Trail to the Yellow Trail to see views of high Nopit and Amy’s Park wetlands.Show more
#8 - Pole Hill Pond
Isabel La Roche Godwin Preserve
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 40 m
This route begins at the Goodwin Preserve. You will take the Red Trail to Pole Hill Pond in the Lake George Wild Forest.Show more