Baker Trail to Moreau Lake Overlook

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Baker Trail to Moreau Lake Overlook is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gansevoort, New York that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
541 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

views

The entrance to the parking area is VERY easy to miss, so drive slowly as you get close. Mostly easy trail, although the first half-mile is a little steep. The trail is wide, easy to follow, and marked by green tree discs; although very rocky with lots of tree roots. At 1.1 miles the trail merges with the Ridge Run Trail coming in from the right marked by pink/red trail marker discs; follow the trail to the left. At 1.4 miles you’ll reach an open ledge on the left that overlooks Moreau Lake, and has views east to Vermont.

hiking
3 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago