Spier Mountain Trail

HARD 49 reviews

Spier Mountain Trail is a 8.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gansevoort, New York that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for trail running, mountain biking, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1909 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

rocky

walking
10 days ago

Hiked this one last weekend, what great exercise! took the yellow trail as shown here to the end, steep in the beginning but certainly not hard. at the end we crossed the road, ate lunch at the river, then back up the trail. we then took the blue trail right until we got to the red trail, intersect 3. crossed over back to the yellow and down, 11 miles total in 5.75 hours. its basically a ridge hike, lots of chipmunks and deer. the blue trail was my favorite, in the rocks. ill do this again and try to stay straight and then hit the moreau trails all in one.

19 days ago

Was a great hike. Brought our two kids 4 and 6 and they did amazing. The trail markers are very well noticeable. Gorgeous views at the top!

1 month ago

trails can be very confusing, easy to get to the overlooks got lost on the way back and was forced to hike off trail. what should have been a 2 hour hike turned into a 5 hour hike.

hiking
2 months ago

I had a hard time finding the trail head. When I did it was a a good hike still a lot of ice and snow. There is a nice stream and nice overlook. It was an moderate hike not hard

hiking
7 months ago

If you're looking for stellar views, skip this trail. However, if you just want to get out into the woods and do a longer hike, this is for you. Can't believe this is rated as hard. I did the western ridge trail (yellow markers-follows the western ridge along the Hudson River) and it's so easy. No rock scrambles and barely any ascent from the trailhead. Past one guy like 3 miles in that was walking his mountain bike; tells you how easy it is to climb to the top. This is an all ages trail for sure. Retirees can easily handle this one as well as small children and doggies. If you've done Hadley Mountain nearby or Sleeping Beauty, you'll laugh at how easy this trail is. Decently marked but mostly you're just trying to follow the worn path.

hiking
Friday, June 23, 2017

We only did part of this trail and didn't make it to Spier Falls.

Monday, May 29, 2017

we followed the yellow trail the entire way and we came out on the road about 3 miles down from where we parked. we never made it to the "peak" if there was one. it was a very long hike with no reward of a view. we did pass a couple overlooks of the river and dam on the way up, but over all very disappointing

hiking
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Very nice hike, well marked trails. Lots of mosquitoes when I was there last Sunday. Please carry some repellent.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Beautiful trail

hiking
Friday, March 24, 2017

There is no trail here named spier mountain trail. It's called western ridge trail. All the trails here are well
marked. You will not get lost. This trail system is in the Moreau Lake State Park.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

very well marked trails

Monday, December 26, 2016

Very convenient location, beautiful views and outstanding hardwood forest. Many well marked trails allowing you to choose between an easy or harder experience.

hiking
Sunday, October 09, 2016

Views of the Hudson River and valley are nice. Moderate hike, not hard as it is described here.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Loved the view! If you wanted it to be a longer route to the blue trail it is possible. Took my nephews that were 6 and 4 yrs old and they were able to do the blue trail, but would still advise watching them it does get rocky at one point of the trail.

hiking
Monday, August 22, 2016

Very nice hike, wish it was longer. Breathtaking view.

hiking
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Hard to find the trail head... Many different trails to follow... Blue trail leads to lookout. Harder trail, rocky and challenging at times. Good workout on a muggy day. Always worth the view.

Monday, July 18, 2016

nice daily walk not too steep, great for a family hike

Thursday, May 05, 2016

It was a good hike up there with my family

hiking
Saturday, October 10, 2015

We started this trail at the trailhead on Spier Falls Rd for the Western Ridge Trail. We followed it to the turn off for Cottage Park Trail down to Eastern Ridge Trail and made a loop that was 5.7 miles and took about 3 hours. There were 2 overlooks that were absolutely beautiful with fall foliage looking over the Hudson and the mountain peaks beyond. The climb was up and down and covered lots of terrain. It was a very fun hike and I will definitely go back to explore the other numerous trails that are in this park.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

I believe this is the Western Ridge trail, yellow blazed. Nice views and plenty of options and return routes.
Trail heads in and outside the park.
Look at Moreau Lake State Parks website for trail maps

mountain biking
Sunday, December 29, 2013

not a review but a correction. i have lived near and ridden this mt. for many yrs and the correct spelling is Spier Mt. It is on Spier Falls Rd. It is located in the Moreau Lake State Park. It sits on Palmer Mt which is just slightly north of Grant Mt. along the same ridge.

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