Best trails in Gansevoort, New York

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Looking for a great trail near Gansevoort, New York? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Peebles Island State Park or Moreau Lake State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Wilcox Lake Wild Forest or Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Gansevoort ranging from 2.6 to 9.3 miles and from 344 to 1,230 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Gansevoort, New York
Top trails (13)
#1 - Moreau Lake Overlook via Red Oak Ridge Trail
Moreau Lake State Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m
This is a short hike up to some great overlooks over both Moreau Lake to the east and the Hudson River to the west. The overlook is on Palmertown Mountain. Although dogs are allowed on this trail, users have reported that it can be difficult for smaller dogs or dogs not accustomed to hiking. This trail is on the harder side of moderate, as there are some rocky and steep sections.Show more
#2 - Camp Saratoga Loop
Saratoga Sand Plains Wildlife Management Area
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
The extensive trail system at Camp Saratoga (an old Boy Scout Camp) is part of the Saratoga Sand Plains Wildlife Management Area. The system offers a lot of opportunities to shorten or lengthen your walk according to your ability. Trails are fairly well marked and easy to follow, but you will still need to pay attention. There's an abundance of wildlife making it a great place to go with kids.Show more
#3 - Moreau Lake and Overlook
Moreau Lake State Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
#4 - Western Ridge Trail
Gansevoort, New York
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Length: 8.2 mi
#5 - Baker Trail to Moreau Lake Overlook
Moreau Lake State Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
The entrance to the parking area is VERY easy to miss, so drive slowly as you get close. Mostly easy trail, although the first half-mile is a little steep. The trail is wide, easy to follow, and marked by green tree discs; although very rocky with lots of tree roots. At 1.1 miles the trail merges with the Ridge Run Trail coming in from the right marked by pink/red trail marker discs; follow the trail to the left. At 1.4 miles you’ll reach an open ledge on the left that overlooks Moreau Lake, and has views east to Vermont.Show more
#6 - Old Gick Farm and Fox Trail
Wilton Wildlife Preserve
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
Please note that because of wind storms in the month of May 2020 this trail could be blocked by fallen trees. Please check the web site of the Wilton Wildlife Preserve for more information. Show more
#7 - Western Ridge to Baker Trail Loop
Moreau Lake State Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
Follow the Western Ridge Trail (yellow disks) west from the parking area. Initially its fairly flat but soon begins a moderate climb towards the ridge. At about 1.4 miles the WR will combine with the Cottage Park Trail (orange disks) for a short distance. At about 1.6 miles take the Ridge Run Trail (red/pink disks) and follow it through the woods, across the ridge to the Moreau Lake Overlook. Stay on the RR trail until about 3.2 miles when it junctions with the Baker Trail (green disks). The Baker trail will take you back to the parking area.Show more
#8 - Moreau Overlook via Nature Trail and Red Oak Ridge Trail
Moreau Lake State Park
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Length: 4.0 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
#9 - Ridge Run, Eastern Ridge, White Birch and Western Ridge Loop
Moreau Lake State Park
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 4 h 46 m
#10 - Bullard Trail
Saratoga Sand Plains Wildlife Management Area
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 55 m
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