Looking for a great trail in Moreau Lake State Park, New York? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 10 moderate trails in Moreau Lake State Park ranging from 2.6 to 9.3 miles and from 344 to 1,259 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!




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Moreau Lake State Park's lake lies amid hardwood forests, pine stands and rocky ridges. Shady groves of trees shelter picnic grounds and a pavilion overlooking the lake. Wooded campgrounds are quiet and secluded, offering facilities for group campers, as well as tent and trailer sites. The sandy beach, nature, hiking and cross-country ski trails, opportunities for boating, fishing and ice fishing, and proximity to the Saratoga Springs and Lake George areas make the park attractive to visitors. A wooden pavilion with a 120-person capacity and three canvas tents, which can accommodate from 35-50 people, may be reserved on a daily basis. In the summer, beach lounges, beach umbrella and fishing gear can be rented. In the winter, snowshoes are available for rent daily. Located on the beach road is our vacation rental. The Lake Shore Cottage provides everything from a refrigerator, stove, dishes and utensils to a screened porch, bathroom with shower, bedding, pillows and a cozy fireplace.

2 days ago

16 days ago

Great snowshoe hike around Lake Bonita to get the blood flowing on a chilly winter morning. Easy, rolling trail with some portions more broken out than others. The abundant green discs make the trail easy to follow even if there isn't any snow on the ground. Lots of deer tracks. The picnic bench at the pump house makes for a great place to stop and make some coffee, relax a little, and enjoy the sunshine before heading back to the car park.

I just hiked this trail in the snow. It was an easy hike, but you might want to bring snowshoes if there just was a snowstorm and you think no one else has hiked it. Luckily, Moreau Lake maintenance grooms the trails so it was easier to walk on. While I was walking around the lake I noticed a beaver lodge in the center, which was pretty cool.

1 month ago

EDIT: After looking at the map of Moreau St Park, it looks like that the alltrails map is actually shorter and that the CP trail goes further up along the Ridge run trail(pinkish red markers) and splits off, coming back down the yellow Western ridge trail... The map also says there arent any "scenic overlooks" on the trail either.
Snow was super slushy so it was a bit slippery. trail starts easy and then probably quarter of a Mile in it gets pretty steep in spots ..really nice hike but not that great of a view (in winter at least). the summit didnt really feel like a summit and seemed to be more of an end to the trail, which took you too an intersection of different trails. saw lots of deer tracks but we were out mid-day so didnt see anything, will revisit in the summer!

1 month ago

Great easy hike to start off a day. Trail is very well marked and the lake is gorgeous to see in the winter. Would not say microspikes are needed if you stick to loop trail but if you plan on doing the waterfall trail nearby they would come in handy. Will be back to explore more of the area

Perfect hike for our boys, age 6 and 8. A little challenge here and there balanced with wooded plateaus, and we were rewarded with one of the best views. A bit muddy and slippery this time of year, so wear appropriate footgear. The trailhead is not marked- look for a gate with a "No Motor Vehicles" sign.

on Moreau Lake and Overlook

1 month ago

This is a wonderful walk-turns-hike that yes, starts on pavement from the parking lot but once you get into the woods, oh my - beautiful! A rambling walk with several unexpected steep parts but nothing treacherous or terribly difficult. Wet today but hiked without spikes or snowshoes. Did just fine. Really enjoyed this one. Trail is marked well; easy to follow because you just keep the waters on your left all the way! Streams were running strong but easy to cross.

love to get lost on this one, but seriously, very nice

this is super close to me so I am there very frequently, lovely all year. lots of wildlife including the occasional heron! the nature walk is very easy and if you are up for something more challenging there are tons of trails that criss cross all over the mountain. its important to note that during the winter the road to access all camp sites are closed so you have to hike it in! if you are a frequent visitor I would suggest getting an empire pass as well : )

it's steep hike up but the view is nice. it can get tricky towards the top for older dogs.

very nice. lake ann is more a swamp than a lake though. don't plan on taking a swim when you get to it.

great hike with dogs

perfect for a quick morning hike

2 months ago

nice brisk hike, very easy and flat but I would suggest micro spikes this time of year.

I don't know who writes the information on the trails, but this one is very nice but easy for a serious hiker, but not someone looking for an easy walk in the woods.

Nice little hike out to the Lake Ann lean-to to get a small fire going and hang out for a while. Weather was lovely, and fairly warm. Trail is mostly packed snow at this point, but there were some areas of mud. Easy, rolling trail to follow.

Nice easy walk around the lake. Good for families with small children.

I had the best day of my life

3 months ago

Great morning hike in fresh snow; I love breaking trail in this. Relatively easy to start, but gets progressively steeper. Saw a couple of deer, and a ton of their tracks. Also saw what we think were bobcat tracks.

EDIT: Had to turn our hike around early due to my hiking companions bad knees; the trail extends beyond what is shown on the map and links into the rest of the Moreau system.

Worth the climb

We hiked the yellow trail today. Very pretty views at the top. There are many pretty streams and creeks along the way and the forest setting is very peaceful.
So the beginning of the trail is moderate, however coming down the rocks make the hike hard not moderate. You could easily get hurt if you're not in tip top shape and without poles and proper attire. It is definitely not dog friendly.
So I would absolutely change the rating to moderate to hard. total hike for the yellow trail is 5.5 miles.

We ignored the Wind Advisory and the light accumulation of snow and headed out to Moreau State Park for some fresh air! The hike up the Western Ridge Trail (yellow disks) was fantastic in the fresh, crisp air. Leaf fall made the trail a little slick but nothing unmanageable. It's a great hike up and through the woods with a lot of diversity. There is a some snow accumulation (11/10/2018) on the northern side and in low spots, but trails are easy to navigate without microspikes.

Met a couple of hunters along the trail, so remember to wear bright colours during hunting season.

Very definitely not easy...we turned back when faced with sheer rock with no place to walk...I felt at danger and called the next day to complain no warning of how hard and impossible this trail is. sad I missed the top but better than dying falling . horrible experience....would not recommend t anyone without gear to help them even then I would say no. I have only climbed prospect and sleeping beauty and felt much safer on them. To me this was impossible and the state and some comments below saying this is easy are leading folks to something bad happening.

Beautiful place great walk

Great, relatively easy trail. Great views. Can be busier in the weekends.

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.

4 months ago

A nice easy walk. Some muddy, slippery sections. A well marked trail with lovely views of Lake Bonita.

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.

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