Baker Peak Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews

Baker Peak Trail is a 5.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Danby, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2050 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

It's like a walk through the forest...Although steadily uphill, it is not very steep. The surrounding area remains monotonous. No outlook, no variety on the trail. The overlook is not worth the effort. Besides one million flies.
At the beginnig of the trail there is not even a map.

hiking
3 months ago

Best parts of the hike were the stream and waterfall on the way up, the bridge sort of on a cliff, and the white rock scrambling at the top (New for me). It wasn't the best summit view and the flies were very bad towards the top.

Tips: heavy bug spray, lunch at Cilantro Taco in Manchester post-hike :)

3 months ago

I give it a four because i dont have much to compare it too yet. Overall i thought it was a pretty good trail. There werent a whole lot of markees, but they were placed where they were needed haha. It's pretty easy to stay on the trail otherwise. Like some others said the first 15 minutes or so is bland like your normal trek through the woods, but then it changes after the bridge haha. well worth it if youre nearby. I drove 90 minutes to get there and dont regret it a bit.

6 months ago

8 months ago

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8 months ago

hiking
Thursday, October 20, 2016

First ten minutes is kind of a boring access path behind people's properties. Then the trail gets narrow, crosses a sweet bridge and begins to make some good gains up hill. Beautiful water feature with a flowing brook that comes and goes throughout the hike. Awesome leaf peeping hike. Afternoon or morning adventure. View facing West. Could be a great running trail. Light tread. We did it hungover, so, I'd say it's on the easier side!

hiking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Great hike. Keep dogs on leash until you cross the old bridge, its a sheer granite face. At Mcginnis Creek you can continue to Bakers Peak ( North ) or head right ( East ) up to the Lake Trail. The last third of a mile is a tad strenuous. Once at the top the views are great, then you can head south along the ridge and hook up to the Lake Trail. The trail bisected my in-laws property and I have done this hike often. There are many Black Bear in this area. I usually hook a small cow bell on my pack, as well as , and especially on my dogs. There are also a good number of hunters in this area, make sure to wear blaze if hiking during hunting season.

hiking
Monday, October 10, 2016

A great hike! Well marked and the view was worth it!

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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

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Friday, August 05, 2016

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Saturday, May 07, 2016

Very fun moderate hike, getting to the peak is very rewarding.

hiking
Monday, March 21, 2016

A very well maintained trail, with good signage and great views, plenty of water and at this time of year, empty. We parked by the gate which was open. We came up from Peru Vt, which was a great treat to come back down to and have snacks at JJ Hapgoods.

hiking
Saturday, October 17, 2015

A great half-day hike, especially peak fall colour!

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Great weather 70 a the trail head, got a little chilly at the top. Really nice trail, views appear very quickly on the way up, I was going to head over to Griffith Lake but thought I'd save it for next time. Parking was easy room for 5 cars. Found a stolen backpack in the woods at the trail head and called the guy who 'lost it'. It turned out to be my good deed for the day, along with a very enjoyable hike. Will do it again in the winter.

hiking
Saturday, October 08, 2011

hiking
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Just did this hike for the second time! Excellent views from the peak. I ate lunch up there yesterday and it was beautiful. I definitely recommend going up there in the Fall to see the foliage.