Baker Woods Preserve Loop

MODERATE 12 reviews

Baker Woods Preserve Loop is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Natural Bridge, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
127 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

snow

Gorgeous hike throughout the Baker Woods Preserve, an Adirondack lake gem in Natural Bridge, NY.

7 days ago

Trail is well maintained. Would be a good hike for kids.

hiking
1 month ago

It was very well maintained. They seemed to put a personal touch into this nature preserve. The trail is very well marked and it looks like they just added more wooden planks to the swampy areas so you don’t get muddy. Wildlife was abundant and with all the side trails I would say it is closer to 4 miles.

2 months ago

Nice little trail took my six year old daughter and two dogs love. It

walking
2 months ago

Great scenery for the Natural Bridge area, did some photography there for my class and was happy with the landscape I had to work with. Usually nice and quiet, especially in the winter months

5 months ago

I went on this trail for the second time today and was very excited to see some springtime wildflowers. It was great for my first hike this season. I got pretty lazy over the winter. This trail gave me a good workout without exhausting me.

paddle sports
Saturday, September 30, 2017

excellent

hiking
Saturday, September 30, 2017

By exploring side trails this beautiful hike is well in excess of 3 miles. Norm's Path and Woodcutter Loop are easy hikes. Other trails are moderate. All afford Adirondack like habitats and views in close proximity to Ft. Drum, Carthage, Natural Bridge and Harrisville.

hiking
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Baker Woods trails have a distinctly Adirondack feel and many interesting features both natural and man-made. Bog bridging allows hikers to pass comfortably through striking cedar bogs and explore a large beaver pond and pass through mature forests of hemlock, pine, cherry and spruce etc. A deck overlooking the Indian River headwaters is easily accessible and affords excellent views. River access is available near the deck and paddlers willing to pull over a few beaver dams will be rewarded with beautiful views and virtually no sign of other people / paddlers.

hiking
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

My first visit to the Baker Woods Preserve was beautiful! BWP hikes start from a newly finished parking pad along Factory Road in Natural Bridge, NY. From there head down the path towards the visitor kiosk to snag a map and sign-in. Go take in beautiful panoramic views of the Indian River from Doris’ Deck before starting down Norm’s Path. Signs along the path greet hikers with stanzas from Wallace Stevens’ The Snow Man. Follow Norm’s Path across the road as it turns into Woodcutter Loop, surrounded by raspberries and white, red, and scotch pines. Take Norm’s Path to any of the beautiful views or cozily-nestled benches along Beaversprite Pond. If you’re lucky, you might catch beavers or wood ducks along the pond in summer or fall. From there the hike heads along the Hemlock Hill Trail across bog bridges that take you alongside wetlands and amongst cedars and hemlocks. Hemlock Hill takes you back to the parking pad where you stared.
It’s a lovely hike and is well-suited to lots of different hiking abilities and ages.

hiking
10 hours ago

hiking
Tuesday, October 03, 2017

hiking
Wednesday, September 27, 2017