Poke-O-Moonshine Trail

MODERATE 124 reviews
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Poke-O-Moonshine Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Keeseville, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1302 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

A great out & back trail leading to a fire tower. There are views towards the High Peaks and Lake Champlain from the summit. From the fire tower there are views towards the northern part of Lake Champlain and Plattsburgh. The cab of the fire tower is open during the summer months.

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The ascent had me pretty winded but it was worth it. Beautiful view at the summit. Being a novice I had to stop for frequent breaks on the way up to catch my breath. The ascent is definitely challenging but overall the trail is not that long.

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The trail it's self was really difficult, but the views at the top were stunning! The fire tower was also amazing, but the very top of the fire tower looked a little unsafe.

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I did this trail on 8/27/17 as the first one of two that day. The other was Hurricane. This is an enjoyable trail that would be great for families to do. The trail is wide and well marked. It is either easy or moderate, depending on your experience and conditioning. It was my first hike since April and it was not strenuous.

1 month ago

It's a challenging hike. Especially for those of you that have joint problems like I do. It was worth the effort, though. The cab of the tower was locked today...but you honestly do not need the tower to get the views...beautiful summit and not too busy in the early morning. It was picking up in traffic as we descended. I would recommend this hike!

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The best view of the lake and mountains!

1 month ago

This is a great hike for families. I did the 4.8 mile route. It is wide and well maintained. It took 1:10 minutes to go up and that was stopping for photos at the lean to and first rock overlook. The views are awesome. The tower is locked but that doesn't dampen the views. If you want a comfortable hike to great views this is it.

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There are two trails to the fire tower, this trail which is shorter and a longer 4.8 mile trail. The Trail that is marked at the road is the longer trail. Both trails meet near the end where it gets a little challenging. Fire tower was locked the day we hiked the longer trail.

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