Poke-O-Moonshine Trail

MODERATE 88 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.

hiking
8 minutes ago

Good short hike. Pretty vertical though. I found the views from the lookout prior to reaching the top were my favorite. The fire tower area was neat but I was surprised to see as many people as I did up there. Came back down to the look out, strung up a hammock and heated up some soup (it was pretty rainy and cold). The view was pretty incredible.

hiking
8 days ago

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19 days ago

my favorite hike since I was a kid. always a challenge!

It was a muddy day on the trail but the view from the top was worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

This climb is very popular and pretty crowded. It's mostly a pretty mellow climb, tricky in spots. There's a little scenery in spots on the way up, but the best stuff is on the shoulder, and then on the summit of course. Sweeping views of Lake Champlain to the East, and an awesome panoramic view of the mountains to the West.

All in all a very nice hike you can do with the dog or with the kids. It's a little muddy in spots, but no big deal. You'll find the remains of an old cabin near the top with a description of the people who stayed there years ago. Pretty cool.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Great relaxing hike near Clinton county, totally worth the roughly 2 miles. If you ever get the chance I totally recommend waking up early and hiking up for the sunrise. Very cool view of the sunrising over Lake Champlain and Vermont.

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hiking
5 months ago

Very nice short hike with great views. Can be very busy. Best in winter on a clear moderate day. Best with crampons.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice short hike with a firetower and great view. Unlike the old trail the new one is never steep. The cliffs are quite a sight from the highway.

6 months ago

Excellent short hike with great views.

trail running
7 months ago

Short but TOUGH run to the top. Very good views especially in the fall!

8 months ago