The Bolton Town Board has closed the popular trail to The Pinnacle, an overlook of Lake George above Bolton Landing.
Bolton Supervisor Ron Conover said that the trailhead’s small parking area and summit area make it difficult for users to maintain social distance as required by state law during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Conover said it had also become clear that the trail was attracting people from outside the region, which goes against the state’s directive to recreate locally.
He said 30 or more vehicles were parked along Edgecomb Pond Road on Monday and at times over the weekend. The trailhead parking lot was designed for 4 or 5.
“We’ve been overwhelmed with traffic,” Conover said.
Other hiking trails in town remain open, but hikers are urged to stay at least 6 feet apart on the trail and avoid each other in parking lots, trailheads and summits.