Baker Mountain is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Saranac Lake, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.7 miles Elevation Gain: 879 feet Route Type: Loop

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cross country skiing

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Starting from the north end of Moody Pond you will start climbing almost immediately. The trail is a bit steep but offers great views as you ascend further. At 0.6 miles from the trailhead, an intersection offers part of an upper mountain loop. Left is a less aggressive climb and avoids the steep ledges that can be found if you head right. Both finish at the summit of Baker. The loop makes for a great hike option. The summit of Baker offers great views over the Village of Saranac Lake, the McKenzie Mountain Wilderness Area and toward the High Peaks Region. Be sure you are on the marked trail when you leave.

48 minutes ago

Just a quick uphill climb. Saw chipmunks and toads and some birds. The view at the top is ok, nothing to write home about.

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2 days ago

Great bang for your buck. Easy hike with nice views. Half hour up and you’re there. For inexperienced hikers, it may be a bit steep at the top.

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4 days ago

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10 days ago

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12 days ago

Beautiful day for a hike with 3 dogs. Nice trail and great views. Muddy spots and a few trees down across the trail, but all together a wonderful hike!

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16 days ago

Great view! Worth the work to get to summit. A little steep at times. Was snow and some mud. I suggest good hiking shoes as climb down is a little slippery in sneakers.

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23 days ago

Brought my two dogs for the hike we had a great day

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27 days ago

Right side all up hill .06 miles. came down left side. Left side coming down was Not marked at all. Trail was hard to follow coming down the left side . Right side was very well marked.

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28 days ago

Nice little mountain but very little view at the top

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28 days ago

Great mountain to trick your gf into thinking hiking is fun. Very easy, with limited views from the top. Nice places to picnic as you summit. Hiked 4/4, muddy in sections but little to no ice on main trail. Can take more chances with weather if needed given shorter distance compared to other 6'ers.

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1 month ago

Short and sweet. Nice little uphill for the distance. Good views.

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1 month ago

FIRST MILE IS ALL UP HILL!!! Trails are barely marked with markers. I saw maybe 4-5 markers for trails... very tough to see. Especially downhill I didn’t see any markers. The view at the top is very much worth it ! However this was very difficult if you are not in the best shape (me) lol

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1 month ago

Nice trip with a 6yr old in tow.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Great dog friendly path. Short, steep, and to the point. A little more crowded than I care for. May return with some friends who have kids.

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

Short, steep, rocky, icy, but fun. Not a great open view at the top but there are a few “hang out” spots with good views

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