Thomas Mountain anchors the northern part of the Cat and Thomas Mountains Preserve and offers a moderate, family-friendly hike.
Location: Valley Woods Road, Bolton Landing [view map]
Hike Length: 2.6 miles
Start Time: 9:00 am
Photo Time: 10:05 am
Approx. End Time: 11:15 am
The hike up Thomas Mountain follows the orange trail, an old logging road with good footing, winding 716 feet up the mountain over 1.5 miles to end at a quaint cabin that provides shelter and space to rest. Hike-A-Thon participants will wait here for the helicopter to arrive for their photo op. The return hike will follow the blue, Two Brother’s Trail, including a quick spur trail that ends with a fantastic view of the Adirondacks to the west, before looping back to the orange trail. Click here for brochure and trail guide.
About Thomas Mountain:
Rising almost 2,000 feet above sea level and located in the fastest growing town on Lake George, the Cat and Thomas Mountains Preserve directly protects the watershed of Edgecomb Pond, Bolton’s drinking water source, and the headwaters of Finkle Brook. This magnificent stretch of land is one of the largest, intact, ecologically significant landscapes remaining on Lake George and features over seven miles of trails and unsurpassed mountain vistas.
LGLC bought the property in 2003 and sold it to New York State in 2013 to be added to the State’s Forest Preserve. LGLC continues to maintain the popular trails through an agreement with the State.