Baker Mountain

EASY 106 reviews
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Baker Mountain is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Saranac Lake, New York that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
879 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fly fishing

hiking

rock climbing

snowshoeing

cross country skiing

forest

views

scramble

Mount Baker can be done with the whole family and rewards you with a spectacular view. 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.

birding
1 day ago

Great views from the ledges. I saw many woodpeckers and hawks! Too many Little brats running around.

birding
1 day ago

So many woodpeckers! And hawks!
I'd give it five stars but there were a buncha punk kids on the mountain.

Left trail is really buggy. Very easy mountain and can be done with kids. Nice views and ledges. Very popular hike amongst locals and tourists. Don't be surprised to see a lot of traffic.

hiking
8 days ago

Probably my least favorite. No view at summit, very crowded. Small view points right below summit, but are either crowded or look out onto the city.

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

20 days ago

1hr 6min. Was pretty buggy so we hustled on the way down.

25 days ago

Left trail is muddy and extremely buggy. Tons of mosquitos that are immune to bug spray

hiking
27 days ago

30 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

The mosquitos are atrocious. Even with an excess of bug spray, I was bitten more than ever before. I'll never do it again!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike with our athletic dog. Lots of rain in previous days made certain sections muddy (and slippery on the rocks). Definitely agree with the earlier review suggesting going up via the left-hand trail (left at the fork) and coming down the red tagged trail. Nice views of Saranac Lake downtown from several spots. A little buggy when you're not on the move, but all in all a great hike. Don't let the short distance fool you...still a good workout!

1 month ago

Easy trail, few steep areas but very traversable for beginners. Took about 1.5 hrs with stops for pics.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing views of you go off trail a bit and out on rocks. Definitely good views prior to reaching the summit

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago