Explore the most popular hiking trails in Moreau Lake State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

The trails aren't marked very well especially on where to head back to the parking area. We ended up getting lost...just glad we ran into someone who helped us find the right direction & got back to the parking lot.

Great trail, beautiful scenery. Found all 3 geocaches and even caught a small smallmouth. Place to stop and sit, and enjoy the view or have lunch. Many varieties of mushrooms. I recommend going around counterclockwise, as the second half of the loop is easier terrain. One of my new favorite spots.

Nice hike down through the forest, across some small streams to Mud Pond. Check out the waterfowl blind over looking the pond. The only portion of the hike that makes this "moderate" is the hike back up the Red Oak Ridge trail (red) and along the Turkey trail.

Parking area is VERY easy to miss as the small entrance looks like a turn-off for the power corridor and the signage is hidden by tree growth. Moderate ascent up through the forest to the overlook above Moreau Lake. Path is clearly defined, and marked regularly with green discs. Lots of opportunity to branch out onto other trails on the ridge.

21 days ago

Great hike with great scenery. Keep your eyes out for the trail markers we almost went off the trail a couple of times.

Great hike, took the grandchildren, stopped at the overlook for lunch, let the kids fish, and hiked around the lake. Good times

Overall nice hike. The last stretch to the overlook (on the light blue trail) is the most challenging. Be prepared for a steeper rocky ascent. Our dog (30 lbs, athletic) had no problems. I don’t know that I would take elderly parents as the review suggest, unless they are in scrambling shape! Nice view. Plenty of room to sit down and take a breather. The rest of the hike is pretty easy. Look for the red trail marker for the Red Oak Ridge to start. $8 parking fee. Stop and cool your feet in the lake on your way out!

This trail is a nice easy hike with a beautiful view of the lake. It's better to enjoy it slow and take in all the surrounding beauty.

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1 month ago

Enjoyed the trails and the many types of mushrooms!

this trail is one of my favorites. it offers a great mix of water, woods, and sun, and it just difficult enough to make it a great hike. I would not, however, recommend it for a beginner.

again. this trail is NOT dog friendly. It begins within the park proper. No state park will allow dogs off leash.

Good hike with pretty steep slopes. Just 1.8 miles one way which makes it not so strenuous.
Beautiful trail through the woods.

Not a fan. Most of this is trail is on pavement around a lake that has algae warnings. Mosquitos were terrible even with deet.

This hike is much steeper and rockier than described, toward the top especially. Not recommended for small kids, small dogs or people who aren't in decent shape. Overall it was a good hike, nice overlook.

this trail is definitely not for weekend warriors. the lake Bonita trail is a very nice hike, however, and one of my go-to activities.

Nice hike for the family, a bit steep and rocky, so have good shoes!

this trail is NOT dog friendly. it begins in a state park. I don't know who writes your reviews, but accurate information doesn't seem to be a priority with you.

Definitely a pretty hike although it was pretty steep as you get halfway to the top. Not too buggy which was wonderful and the view was gorgeous even though it’s kind of blocked by trees but still nice and relaxing to admire.

I would not recommend this trail for a beginner, but one of my favorites.

on Moreau Lake Overlooks Trail

2 months ago

Great Hike! Great View - small window, but very pretty that overlooks Moreau Lake.

Trails are marked, but some need to be re-marked as trees have fallen down.

I would rate the trails moderate to hard, depending on the trail your hiking.

Stick to the Blue trail and it will bring you to the overlook.

This trail is not suitable for kids or pets at all.

Great hike for those who are not in as great a shape. great run for those who are in great shape. Great view considering the effort.

Very easy walking around the lake.
Good for kids!

3 months ago

Beautiful place.

3 months ago

Nice easy layout. You can access other trail systems and loop out and make it a longer hike. Well marked.

A nice trail. The hike was easy and fun. Just being able to sit by the water was so relaxing. Next time I think I will try some fishing.

Great little hike, still made me sweat! Beautiful view of Moreau.

Nice hike. Had to pay $8 for parking though. Even though I liked the hike I wouldn’t pay $8 to do it again

4 months ago

Awesome little loop to do if you want to do a short quick hike. Takes about 40 minutes if you stop a few times to enjoy the views!

4 months ago

We were looking for a good 7-8 mile hike with some elevation gain. The Moreau Lake State Park trail system is perfect for making your own loops, which you can change en route according to weather, and your time and energy constraints. We used the Grant Mountain Trail recording as a basis, but modified it to include some bushwhacking but mostly staying on trails (and avoiding the steep descent/ascent towards the end of the track shown on this page). See "Loop De Doo" track for our 7.7 mile jaunt which also has some notes on "new" Red Trail to connect from Eastern Ridge (blue) trail to Lake Ann (purple) trail. (https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/loopei-doo)

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