Moreau Lake and Overlook

EASY 51 reviews
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Moreau Lake and Overlook is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gansevoort, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.1 miles Elevation Gain: 531 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

snowshoeing

forest

lake

views

hiking
3 months ago

What a beautiful trail!!! Loved seeing the fall foliage reflection off the lake!! ❤️.

hiking
3 months ago

Wonderful fall walk with the pups.

hiking
4 months ago

I've done this many times. Nice hike

hiking
bugs
7 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

I would say more moderate than easy! Just did a hard trail up monadnock 8 mile loop and no way this is easy in comparison. Beautiful views on a great day and I would say a semi challenging hike. Would do again but I can’t see gram and gramps coming up here.

hiking
muddy
snow
10 months ago

Bit icey, bring some hiking poles but I had a nice time.

hiking
snow
11 months ago

Fri Jan 04 2019

This is a wonderful walk-turns-hike that yes, starts on pavement from the parking lot but once you get into the woods, oh my - beautiful! A rambling walk with several unexpected steep parts but nothing treacherous or terribly difficult. Wet today but hiked without spikes or snowshoes. Did just fine. Really enjoyed this one. Trail is marked well; easy to follow because you just keep the waters on your left all the way! Streams were running strong but easy to cross.

Sun Dec 30 2018

it's steep hike up but the view is nice. it can get tricky towards the top for older dogs.

Wed Dec 12 2018

I don't know who writes the information on the trails, but this one is very nice but easy for a serious hiker, but not someone looking for an easy walk in the woods.

Thu Oct 25 2018

Beautiful place great walk

Sun Aug 12 2018

Not a fan. Most of this is trail is on pavement around a lake that has algae warnings. Mosquitos were terrible even with deet.

nature trips
Sun May 13 2018

Great family hike. Great first time hike, since it is more of a walk. Great beach and picnic area and playground for kids. Great one to get grandma and grandpa and the kiddies out in nature.

Tue Mar 20 2018

Hiked to the overview with my son yesterday it was a good hike . Enjoyed the snowman. Trying to get in shape to go up Marcy this summer this hike seemed to be a good start. Enjoyed it.

hiking
Sat Dec 02 2017

Sat Aug 13 2016

This is a state park with an entrance fee. FYI.

walking
Fri Aug 12 2016

A nice area to walk around!

hiking
Mon Feb 29 2016

Fairly easy hike to the overlook until the last bit. The ascent wasn't bad but the rocks were pretty icy. Still, the clear day and the view were worth it!

hiking
Thu Jun 18 2015

Great climb to the overlook. Very rocky though. Paddle boarded around the lake....beautiful extremely clear water.

Mon Jun 15 2015

Great park with tons of great trails. Trails are generally well marked... only quibble is sometimes they are not well marked exactly where they need to be. Addendum to Debra B's comment above: Maps are available at the ranger house right adjacent to the main toll booth entrance.

mountain biking
Sat Jun 28 2014

Really beautiful lake with a great swimming beach. There looks to be some great hiking trails but there are no maps. since we weren't familiar with the park we were hesitant about wandering too far. looks good for camping, we were only there for a little while.

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