Hannacroix Creek Preserve

EASY 31 reviews

Hannacroix Creek Preserve is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near West Coxsackie, NY that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from January until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.6 miles 407 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

river

waterfall

muddy

waterfall, scenic view, easy walk Located along the Hannacroix Creek, this nature preserve is a pleasant location for hking, cross country skiing and nature watching. A trail map is available at the trailhead kiosk. From the kiosk, take the Irving Trail up the hill. A loop trail on the left (Red Trail) leads to a scenic vista and passes some interesting rock ledges. Continue on the blue trail down to the creek level. The trail continues along the banks of the creek. Finally, you reach a short spur trail on the right that leads to a nice waterfall. From the parking area, you can also access the Hudson River Intertreptive Trail by following the trail across the highway (Rte 144). The River Trail passes a wetlands area and crosses a unique bridge made from recycled plastic. It ends at the shore of the Hudson River.

1 month ago

Nice place for a family hike.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Very good trails ... needs to be more rain though ... beautiful area and water is so fresh fresh and so clean one love

2 months ago

Short but beautiful trail and well marked. The waterfall was very nice; will go back when the leaves are changing!

walking
3 months ago

Beautiful trails, well marked with a beautiful waterfall. Loved it! Best one we walked all summer!

3 months ago

After a lame trip to Howe caverns, we crashed at the holiday inn express in Coxsackie. Great hotel by the way. Decided to check out this hike with my 2 boys. Trail markings were very clear. The falls were just awesome. Boys and I jumped into the pool under the falls and had a blast. Great little discovery.

hiking
4 months ago

Took a fun hike today that included our Bassett hound. The trails were manageable, though could be better marked. Be sure to have the actual trails map with you otherwise you could end up going all the way to the opposite trail end. Their were several dipping in the creek by the falls. Good trail for a family hike.

hiking
4 months ago

It wasn't a "lightly trafficked" trail as mentioned above. The falls were cool from afar, but up close dirty from party after party. Easy trail.

hiking
5 months ago

A great family hike - one of our favorites! You can swim at the bottom of the falls, a bit more pleasant for the kids if they have water shoes.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Perfect hike with 5yo. Easy walk, water was great to cool off in
*poison ivy all over- at ankle height, wearing high socks is a must.

6 months ago

Nice trail with beautiful waterfalls. One of the nicer tails with beautiful views and relaxing water sounds.

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail, very muddy though. Water was flowing nice enough for the waterfalls. Very few people were there which was nice!

7 months ago

I went there yesterday and once we arrived at the Creek we saw several fish working their way upstream. We also identified 4 different varieties of butterflies along the way. The walk is pretty easy, though muddy in spots. Check out the map on the way in since there are a few different trails there. The trails are well marked and easy to follow. Be sure to check out the falls. If you are attempting to reach the bottom of the falls, the safest place to access that area is about 50 yards downstream. It's quite easy to work your way up the stream from there provided the water isn't too high.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike, trails not clearly marked but easy to find. Go down blue trail in the beginning rather than up it (like I did!). It gets a bit steep if you go up.

hiking
8 months ago

walking
11 months ago

Easy to walk and a very nice getaway... although some of the markers on the trail were not very clear.

hiking
1 year ago

Short leisurely hike to a nice water fall.

1 year ago

Great hike! Our dogs loved swimming at the falls. Wish the North Trail was a little less over grown.

hiking
1 year ago

The trail has some steep hills. A lot of bugs so I would bring bug spray. We went today and it was just us on the trail. Nice and quiet and the waterfalls are completely worth it. They are beautiful!