Baker Peak–Griffith Lake Loop

Danby, Vermont 5739

Baker Peak–Griffith Lake Loop

Baker Peak–Griffith Lake Loop Professional Review and Guide

"Baker Peak is located in the middle of the 6,720-acre Big Branch Wilderness. While Griffith Lake is not inside the designated wilderness area, it is still a pristine backcountry destination. It is located in a narrow corridor between the Big Branch Wilderness and the Peru Peak Wilderness, where snowmobiling is allowed during the winter.

Both Baker Peak and Griffith Lake make excellent hiking destinations alone, but the hike described here takes you to both in a day. The route is also perfect for an overnight if you want to break up the mileage. You can camp at the Griffith Lake tent site, then either hike Baker Peak as a diversion or hike out over the peak."

More Baker Peak–Griffith Lake Loop Professional Reviews and Guides

"Located in the Big Branch Wilderness Area, Baker Peak is arguably the most scenic summit on the Long Trail south of Route 4. From its rocky high point there are excellent views of the Taconic Range and the Otter Creek Valley far below. While a journey to Baker Peak by itself is a worthy destination, you can extend the hike an additional 2.5 miles and visit the sparkling blue waters of Griffith Lake. Hidden high upon the Green Mountain Ridge, this elongated water body is the perfect place to enjoy the midday sun."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2,350 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
6.5 hours
USGS Danby (VT) Quad
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Oct 2018