Western Ridge Trail to Overlook

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Western Ridge Trail to Overlook 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 is primarily used for hiking and trail running.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
511 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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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.

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11 days ago

Perfect hike for our boys, age 6 and 8. A little challenge here and there balanced with wooded plateaus, and we were rewarded with one of the best views. A bit muddy and slippery this time of year, so wear appropriate footgear. The trailhead is not marked- look for a gate with a "No Motor Vehicles" sign.

17 days ago

great hike with dogs

2 months ago

Worth the climb

5 months ago

Nice hike for the family, a bit steep and rocky, so have good shoes!

6 months ago

Great hike for those who are not in as great a shape. great run for those who are in great shape. Great view considering the effort.

7 months ago

Great little hike, still made me sweat! Beautiful view of Moreau.

8 months ago

This trail is an awesome beginners hike! I completed it with my kids who are 3, 8 and 10. It was long for the 3 year old but she made it. We will definitely do this one again.

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