Moreau Lake Overlooks Trail

MODERATE 35 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.

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23 days 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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25 days ago

1 month 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!

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

1 month ago

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

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1 month ago

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1 month 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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1 month 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.

1 month ago

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

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2 months ago

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2 months 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.

3 months 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!

3 months ago

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