Baker Peak Trail is a 8.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Danby, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length8.7 miElevation gain2,355 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingWalkingForestViewswild-flowersWildlife
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Peter Braun
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HikingSnow

Broke trail for the last 2 miles but well worth it for the view up top!!! Another terrific winter hike. Slow going the last 2 miles for all the snow but good workout.

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William Corson
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HikingIcy

This was the perfect day to hike to Baker Peak and to Griffith Lake. Large snow from a week or so ago was melted down by subsequent rain and froze to make the ground crunchy and icy but no match for our micro-spikes! Great climb up w very fine views of Dorset to the West. Took the "bad weather pass" to the right to avoid what looked like very challenging scramble covered with ice. But the hoarfrost on trees on the LT/AT ridge between the mountain and the lake was just incredible. Every little branch covered in a frosty ice.. amazing... like out of a movie set.

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Brett Irwin
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Jason Parkhurst
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Nice well marked trail - hikes it “backwards” as in went to the lake first then baker peak. Not the best view at baker peak as several trees are in the way - but not the worst view either. All and all a decent day - no snow or ice to speak of 11/27 (Black Friday) 2020

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Daniel Hardiman
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Solid hike, pretty good view at the top

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Erin Metcalf
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Andrew Guth
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Kevin Petway
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HikingGreat!

Excellent hike! It's a steady climb to the Baker Peak junction, and then a bit steeper from there to Baker Peak. The view from there is great, though limited and you'll probably see better (i.e., less obstructed, more open) views on other trails. The climb itself is a fun challenge though! Most people I encountered seemed to be heading to Baker Peak (either via Long Trail or Baker Peak trail). Once I got to the lake, I saw nobody else on the trail from there back to the Griffith Lake parking area! At the top of the lake, I went right (as if going to Mount Tabor) and was able to find a few nice spots soon after to sit and enjoy the lake.

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Morgan Johnson
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Hiked to Barker Peak and back. Absolutely beautiful, very few bugs, nice spots at the peak to sit and snack. The rock/boulder trail to the peak is tough, but manageable! Great views at the top!

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John Comstock
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John Comstock
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Mario Lombardo
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Beautiful views at the top, with an even better view at the lake. The trail wasn’t difficult at all, it was just a steady incline up to the top. Stop and enjoy the lake. It was our favorite part of the trip. The water was cool and refreshing.

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Deborah Hamel
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We had a perfect day for hiking. Started out at 7am and got to Baker Peak around 9:15. Enjoyed the view from there then hiked down the AT/LT to Griffith Lake where Bob went swimming. It was very peaceful with only the sound of the birds and bull frogs. Saw lady slippers, trillium and honeysuckle. Very enjoyable and just enough hiking for folks in their 60’s!

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Hannah Nelson
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HikingBugsMuddy

Not many people which was nice even on Memorial Day weekend I only saw I think 3 other groups over the 9 miles. Peak is unimpressive but still a nice view and overall a very pretty and peaceful hike. the bugs were horribly bad until I applied super strong bugspray a few miles in which almost completely solved the issue. a strong bug repellent like off deep woods is definitely a must for this hike. a good amount of mud along the trails but nothing unsurpassable. the lake was very pretty and a nice place to stop in addition to the peak. I added going a bit along the other side of the lake as well so the total was around 9 miles and it took 5 hours (including stopping at the lunch and stopping at the lake to snack).

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bart hemmerich
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Steady easy climb to the stream crossing/trail junction with really nice views the last half mile. From there we headed up to Baker Peak which has a rock scramble for the last .1 from the intersection with the AT that some might not enjoy. Great views to the west including DAK’s. The section along the AT south to the trail junction was very easy and pretty. We didn’t have time to do the short hop over to the lake and back and the descent back to the stream crossing was gradual with a number of smaller stream crossings. Beautiful wild flowers. Very nice hike! About 7.7 mi without doing the lake. Hot dog stand on Rt 7 nearby.

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Kurt Slichenmyer
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HikingMuddyRocky

Great hike. A little mud here and there but not much of an issue. A few stream crossings and once you're closer to the summit a few rocks to scramble. Griffith Lake was beautiful. Didn't see anyone else until nearly back at the trailhead.

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Scott Chamberlin
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David Lahey
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Decent hike with some interesting geography. Was a bit muddy despite it being November. Last part of hike is pretty neat with the rocky terrain, but tree growth is limiting the Northern views.

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Brooke Morgan
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MuddyRocky

nice steady climb through the woods. worth the climb up the rocks to the lookout at the peak. several different waterfalls if you do the trail to the lake as well. Narrow in spots and muddy due to recent rain. several stream crossings along the way. great hike and will go again!

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Stephanie van Dam
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Enjoyed this hike, as it was very quiet and not demanding if you’re used to steeper hikes. Nice and easy, took the loop to the lake which was very pretty with all the fall foliage surrounding it. Not a very tough hike, good if you are a bit tired but still want to go for a hike. Only one significant viewpoint which was very nice for a lunchbreak but what we enjoyed most was all the fall foliage along the waterfall. Do not recommend if looking for a bit of a tougber climb, no bouldering opportunities so to speak.

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Brittany Playford
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It was a good hike! I didn’t see the Mountain View’s from the picture though - but maybe I didn’t go far enough out before doubling back to the loop. Also the gravel was pretty loose and I slipped a couple times heading down so I would watch that. Overall definitely worth going but I don’t think I would do it again!

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Trudy Heinrichs
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Great hike for the view !! Slow incline. Water source on the way up. One of my favorites for sure !!

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Molly Bruce
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Added little jaunt around on the Long Trail and Lake Trail to make this a loop, and it was very nice indeed.

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Thomas Schmidt
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HikingBugs

Great trail, small parking area = low use trail. Brooks along the way are beautiful, some agility needed to cross the streams! Rewarding views with steady, moderate climb. A nice hike.

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