Cook Mountain Preserve offers a variety of experiences for hikers of all ages and abilities with views.

Starting from the parking area and kiosk the yellow trail follows a wide flat path into the preserve. After about 0.12 miles the trail’s loop begins.  Stay straight to follow the trail another 0.4 miles along a gently climbing path (which turns into a dirt road) to its junction with the Ridges Trail.

The Ridges Trail ascends steeply – 680′ over 0.5-mile – then climbs more gradually for the remaining 0.6 miles to an elevation of 1,213′.  A short loop to an eastern view into Vermont is reached after 0.75 miles from its base. Continue following The Ridges Trail to its end for a fantastic, clear view down Lake George.  Flat Rock and Anthony’s Nose can be seen on the left, and Rogers’ Rock on the right.

Pack List

  • Hiking Shoes
  • Water
  • Snacks 
  • Camera
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RT Distance 2.9 Miles
Elevation Gain 948 Feet
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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