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Palmertown Mountain Range

adventures × August 24, 2013

We woke up early and drove up to Moreau Lake State Park for a hike.

Moreau Lake State Park Map

We parked on Spier Falls road, at the bottom of the map just before where the Hudson River curls. We took the Western Ridge (WR) trail, or yellow trail for a majority of the hike. This trail has several scenic overlooks as indicated by stars on the map.

Palmertown Mountain Range

The first scenic overlook (and our favorite):

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The next stop was the overlook of the Spier Falls Dam:

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We hiked up to where the yellow and orange trails meet at point 7. We then double backed on yellow and took the white trail to the blue trail until it met up with yellow again.

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The weather was perfect and the overlooks were gorgeous, but the terrain was exhausting. We didn’t bring enough trail snacks, there can never be too many trail snacks.

Palmertown Mountain Range
Rensselaerville Washington County