Baxter Mountain

MODERATE 258 reviews

Baxter Mountain is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Keene, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.3 miles Elevation Gain: 764 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

rock climbing

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

Microspikes strongly recommended for winter hiking.

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icy
rocky
snow
20 days ago

Beautiful winter hike! Great for kids. Everyone had microspikes on.

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icy
private property
snow
21 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

Dec 26/19 little snow but trail often icy Microspikes strongly recommended

hiking
1 month ago

Micro spikes to the summit! Bluebird sky day. Short and sweet hike!!!

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icy
1 month ago

Please start out with microspikes on. Great views from the top as always.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked on 11/2 with a friend and it’s never a bad hike! Muddy in some areas but overall, great views of Keene, Giant Mtn, and Hurricane Mtn.

hiking
2 months ago

Short, easy, & beautiful views at summit!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike even in the rain! Did not stay on the top for too long, due to very windy and raining sideways. Would love to hike this again in the summertime when the berries are out!

Great little hike for a fantastic reward. The 1st half consists of multiple switchbacks and then trail trail gets a little steep towards the top.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy out and back for anyone who can walk.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike with significant payoff. Views are spectacular. Fairly easy hike, my 4 year old granddaughter did it with no help like a champ.

hiking
3 months ago

Did this with my mother and 4 year old daughter and we LOVED it. Easy hike with multiple beautiful views. Definitely dog and kid friendly. A couple steep areas near the top that were a little tricky to navigate getting the 4 year old up and down, but nothing too difficult.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike - nice switchbacks going up and nothing too strenuous. Some amazing views of several High Peaks from near the summit, including Marcy, Giant and Dix. If you want a nice, relatively short hike away from the huge crowds on the High Peaks this is hard to beat. To reach the actual summit you need to continue slightly past the route shown here, down the yellow trail and then up. Big payoff for small effort.

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rocky
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great family hike! Easy hike, with a few steep areas. Plenty of photo ops towards the peak. Great views of a few of the “High Peaks”!

hiking
3 months ago

Cute and simple peak that only took us round-trip about an hour. There was not many views which made this trip quicker. I could see spending a little bit more time up there if there was more views are not standing in the clouds. Easily follow the trail for whole family as well as easily located right off of Main Road.

hiking
4 months ago

A fine little family hike.

hiking
5 months ago

A nice, easy hike with nice views at the top. The majority of the hike was a steady incline with only a little bit of steepness.

hiking
5 months ago

incredible views from multiple points off the trail

hiking
5 months ago

The trail was easy enough but I was hoping for better views at top. If interested in vistas there are better trails in the area for similar effort.

recorded Recording - Jul 27, 08:46 PM

hiking
5 months ago

highly recommend for a sunset hike

hiking
5 months ago

J’ai adoré ce petit mont qui s’est très bien fait avec ma fille de 4 ans! Beau sentier, belles vues en haut. Très facile et pas long! Je recommande pour une petite rando.

hiking
6 months ago

Sweet easy hike to magnificent views! Great for young children. Pretty wild flowers and lots of blueberries

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful easy hike good for kids and dogs. The views are wonderful

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail. Mostly uphill but pretty accessible even for my little dog!

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scramble
6 months ago

Mostly up hill all the ways s some beautiful views.Did it on July 4

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