Moreau Lake Overlooks Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews
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Moreau Lake Overlooks Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gansevoort, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
974 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

This is a short hike up to some great overlooks over both Moreau Lake to the east and the Hudson River to the west This is an easy hike appropriate for young children or older parents to get them out into the woods for some nice views. The overlook is on Palmertown Mountain.

hiking
2 days ago

just did this trail today after work. It was a bit of a workout but the view at the top was totally worth it. starts out pretty easy until you hit the last 1/3 of the trail where there is steep rocky terrain.

10 days ago

this trail is located on a state forest where "campsites" (more like cabins) are located nearby, so be prepared to pay an entry fee if you go during the summer months. I thought this trail was heavily trafficked with campers, so if you're looking for a quiet hike I'd go elsewhere. Other than that, it was enjoyable!

28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty easy trail but currently way too icy to summit. You'll be disappointed ☹️. Definitely going to try this again in the Spring!

4 months ago

Nice, easy hike with decent views of Moreau Lake and mountains to the east. Park as a lot of connecting trails of varying degrees of difficulty and nice views.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
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hiking
7 months ago

Not so easy. We were nearby and thought we'd introduce my Autistic son to hiking with this trail. While some parts were easy, there were sections of steep slopes covered in rocks that were difficult at times. The. View at the top is worth the struggle. It's a great workout and one woman we met on the trail uses it to train for high peaks hikes.

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hiking
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9 months ago

Good trail for a more leisurely walk rather than a hike, dogs often come across some on leashes some not so keep it in mind

trail running
9 months ago

Very pretty and shady. Rocky terrain ascent may make it difficult for some. Overlook at top is lovely.
One note - note everyone observes the leashed pet laws, making it an annoyance & potential hazard when traversing the trail.
At the top of the overlook it would be nice if groups who hike and gather at this lookout point be mindful of others seeking respite in nature. The volume level of a group there was such that you could hear them well before and after the approach. Unfortunately on the way down, listening to them as they descended as their children ran ahead unaccompanied made it a waste of seeking communing with nature.

Please be mindful of your pets and surroundings so that all may escape the stress of the business week on the weekends around the lake

hiking
9 months ago

Sunday, September 01, 2013

This was NOT an easy hike. We took the red trail which started off easy next to the lake and then climbed up precipitously till it met the blue trail to the overlook. It took us 1.5 hrs to climb up. Wear sturdy hiking shoes as there are many roots and rocks to navigate over. Don't do this on a hot day or with elderly parents!