Baxter Mountain

MODERATE 45 reviews
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Baxter Mountain is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Keene, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
744 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

muddy

2 days ago

Trail was easy to follow and well marked. Gradual incline to the summit. The views were amazing!

10 days ago

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16 days ago

Nice clean trail and great for an afternoon hike! When you get to the Summit the blue trail markers end. A yellow trail begins here. You should follow them over "Bump 1" and "Bump 2" for expanded views, if not you're selling yourself short. When you see the trail start to descend quickly, turn around.

16 days ago

Nice quick moderate hike with great view !

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18 days ago

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27 days ago

Hiked this trail today with my DH! Have seen beautiful photos of this trail in the Fall and wanted to hike this for a beginning taste of the season. While it was nice, it was not what I thought it would be - though it was a breezy and quiet afternoon on the trail with a great amount of shade. If you want a shorter hike but a good exercise, this is a trail for that! The "false summits" make the hike worth it with the views as they give one a taste for what's to come. This would be a nice hike when the leaves are at their peak. :-)

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29 days ago

1 month ago

Great day hike if you got a late start. Trails are well defined and marked on the blue blaze trail and parking is good on the Keene Valley Route 9N entrance. Great views, but no 360° clearing. Very well shaded and dog friendly.

2 months ago

Fun trail. Not too difficult. Great views from the top.

hiking
2 months ago

Short, easy. OK for little kids

hiking
2 months ago

Short and sweet with a little scrambling at the top. Great view of some high peaks.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Nice short hike with great views at the top. Will definitely do again.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Good short hike. Took 1:15 round trip not to strenuous compared to other local hikes. Nice views from top.

3 months ago

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4 months ago

Beautiful summit, continue past the false summit and go to the very top! Very beautiful further up!