The Pinnacle: A Moderate Trail With Panoramic Views of Lake George
The Pinnacle, just five minutes from Bolton Landing, rewards hikers with a summit showcasing a sweeping view of Lake George. The Lake George Land Conservancy acquired the 73-acre property and then sold it to the Town of Bolton in 2015; the town then donated a conservation easement to the LGLC for further preservation.
In 2020, the 62-acre Bradley's Lookout was added to the Preserve, nearly doubling the area, and allowing the opportunity for a second trail.
Both the trail to the Pinnacle and the trail to Bradley's Lookout begin at the new, large parking area on Edgecomb Pond Road. Shortly after you start out on the trail it splits. The red trail goes to the Pinnacle, and the blue to Bradley's Lookout.
The Pinnacle trail is about 1.5 miles, rated as moderate, and provides an expansive, 270-degree view that includes the Tongue Mountain range, the Narrows, Shelving Rock, Buck Mountain, Sleeping Beauty Mountain, and more spectacular sights.
The Bradley's Lookout trail is 0.8 miles long, rated as moderate, and includes a gradual incline with one steeper section towards the end.
Leashed dogs are welcome; there is private land close by, so stay on the marked trail and don't allow your dog to wander.
The Pinnacle Trail Parking Area is located in Bolton Landing at the following coordinates: 43.557024, -73.681616. If the lot is full, please return another time when the lot is not full. Do not park on the road.