Cat and Thomas Mountains offer spectacular views of Lake George a mere five minutes from Bolton Landing.
Hike the orange trail from the Cat and Thomas Mountains Trailhead to the summit of Thomas Mountain, a 716-foot trek up an old dirt road. A clearing on the summit offers 180-degree views of Lake George and the Adirondacks beyond.
Take the ridge trail, marked by blue trail markers, 2.3 miles from the clearing on Thomas Mountain to the summit of Cat Mountain.
Cat Mountain can also be reached by following the orange trail from the Cat and Thomas Mountains Trailhead and continuing straight to the yellow trail. Follow the yellow trail for 2.2 miles until it intersects with the blue trail.
The red trail, accessed from Edgecomb Pond and the Pinnacle, is the most challenging trail in the preserve.