Western Ridge Trail

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Western Ridge Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Moreau, New York that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and trail running.

1.8 miles
511 feet
Out & Back


trail running


The trail rises along a jeep track from the parking area past a power line and continuing along the jeep track until you reach a second power line (about 1/2 mile up). Then along a couple of hundred yards of rocky trail onto a gentler forested trail for the remainder of the climb. You will pass a couple of other trails on the way, so keep following the YELLOW trail markers. The reward is a spectacular overlook of the Hudson River as it flows southwest and makes a sharp turn to the northwest toward Corinth. This track is just for the climb to the overlook. The Western Ridge Trail (marked YELLOW) continues for several miles along the ridge, past several other overlooks, to a parking area just off Spier Falls Road at its summit (see Track for Spier Mountain Trail) and then continues to the area of Moreau Lake.