Moreau Lake Overlooks Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Moreau Lake Overlooks Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gansevoort, NY that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.1 miles 976 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers



This is a short hike up to some great overlooks over both Moreau Lake to the east and the Hudson River to the west This is an easy hike appropriate for young children or older parents to get them out into the woods for some nice views. The overlook is on Palmertown Mountain.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Not so easy. We were nearby and thought we'd introduce my Autistic son to hiking with this trail. While some parts were easy, there were sections of steep slopes covered in rocks that were difficult at times. The. View at the top is worth the struggle. It's a great workout and one woman we met on the trail uses it to train for high peaks hikes.

3 months ago

Good trail for a more leisurely walk rather than a hike, dogs often come across some on leashes some not so keep it in mind

trail running
3 months ago

Very pretty and shady. Rocky terrain ascent may make it difficult for some. Overlook at top is lovely.
One note - note everyone observes the leashed pet laws, making it an annoyance & potential hazard when traversing the trail.
At the top of the overlook it would be nice if groups who hike and gather at this lookout point be mindful of others seeking respite in nature. The volume level of a group there was such that you could hear them well before and after the approach. Unfortunately on the way down, listening to them as they descended as their children ran ahead unaccompanied made it a waste of seeking communing with nature.

Please be mindful of your pets and surroundings so that all may escape the stress of the business week on the weekends around the lake

3 years ago

This was NOT an easy hike. We took the red trail which started off easy next to the lake and then climbed up precipitously till it met the blue trail to the overlook. It took us 1.5 hrs to climb up. Wear sturdy hiking shoes as there are many roots and rocks to navigate over. Don't do this on a hot day or with elderly parents!