Moreau Lake Overlooks Trail

MODERATE 41 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 offers a number of activity options 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

trail running

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.

3 days ago

Nice local hike

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15 days ago

Great hike! Quite steep, beautiful view at top. Trail was very dry, even after a lot of rain yesterday.

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1 month ago

We took the shorter route from the parking lot near the beach. It's only about 2 miles round trip from this point as you'll pick up the trail halfway through.

But just because it's short doesn't mean it's easy. It's a pretty steady incline the entire time until you reach a pretty nice little lookout.

Great short hike to take if you want a quick sweat before dipping in the lake!

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2 months ago

Moderate trail with a steep section as you get to the top. Well worth it if you time it right with great views.

We took the connecting path from within Moreau State Park. It can be steep and rocky in some areas so it's appropriately labelled Moderate but not too difficult for kids and dogs. The view from the top is worth it!

2 months ago

Beautiful and fun hike and rewarded at the lookout with a gorgeous rainbow!

2 months ago

2 months ago

Wonderful hike with a great view at the top. Did it with my kids and dog.

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2 months ago

Not sure if I followed the right trail since I ended up walking on the road for some of it and didn't end up at an overlook but it was still a nice hike and will have to try again next time. I like the trails though they are relatively easy to follow and the lake is beautiful to hike near.

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2 months ago

Really enjoyed this one! Our first hike of the year, and like other folks said it was fairly steep but a short hike. Views were great but fairly limited (it's an overlook, no 360° views). Entrance fee to the park was $8, which seemed like a bit much considering we were only there a couple hours. Next time we'll plan a day or camping trip.

2 months ago

Great moderate, there is a good map at the entrance for two bucks -- that plus a phone gps makes it easy to navigate! !