An easier choice than the Western Ridge trail as you start a higher elevation on top of the ridge. This hike continues along the Eastern Ridge of the State Park connecting with several others trails that lead to the main area of the park. Views off to the east of the Hudson River and the Southern Adirondacks are good in the winter and months when the leaves are off the trees.
- Trail: Eastern Ridge Trail
- Length: 4 miles
- Trailhead: Spier Falls Road North
- Terrain: Dirt and Rocks
Trip Tip: Limited Parking
Directions: Spier Falls Road
From the Adirondack Northway (I-87) take Exit 17 South. Continue south for a short distance on Route 9 and make a right onto Old Saratoga Road. Continue on Old Saratoga Road toward Moreau Lake State Park. Make your first right onto Mountain Road. Continue around the eastern border of the park and make your first left onto Spier Falls Rd. Follow Spier Falls Rd to the top of the mountain. The trailhead is marked by a gate on the left side of the road.