Lisha Kill Preserve is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Schenectady, NY that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
beautiful forest, small creek, easy walk, close to home The Lisha Kill Preserve, owned by the Nature Conservancy, is a rare example of an old growth forest in a developed area. Some of trees (Eastern white pine and Eastern hemlock) are estimated to be well over 200 years old. Route 7 was originally slated to pass through this lovely forest. Through the efforts of local residents, it was saved for future generations. The trail (marked with red) heads south crossing a creek on a small bridge. Soon you reach a T-intersection. Bear right and continue along the top edge of the ravine. The trail drops down to the level of the stream before climbing again and returning you back at the T-intersection. Turn right and head back to the parking area. A short spur trail (marked with white and blue) leads to a housing development off of Rosendale Rd.
disappointed. it is not "easy", it is quite bumpy due to tree roots and almost right away the trail goes down quite a sloped hill. it is not a friendly trail for people with arthrtis, etc.
Great for a day hike.
Excellent hiking doable in 2 hours or less with water to explore and play in.
This is a nice little trail. Easily accessible and easy to complete. I saw a few people walking their dogs and as well as a family with children, so the trail is usable by just about anyone looking to enjoy a quick 1-2 hr hike.
a slight challenge with some ups and downs. a couple places where we lost the trail markers briefly but a good hike. seemed a lot cooler than surrounding areas.
Excellent hike, fun for kids and adults!!
Great trail my dogs love it
Decent, enjoyable, and close to home. There are no real views, but there is easy access to a pleasant enough stream.
Very easy, but fun! beautiful views!
Nice hike. It is a longer loop than 2.7 miles, we did almost 5 following outer trails. The kill is really nice, we put our feet in and had a picnic next to the moving water on the grey wacky beach. We went on a Saturday and it had moderate traffic. Also, a fairly easy hike (in most spots) for kids, and lots of toads and garden snakes to keep them interested.
I went here last weekend with my fiancé. It was a great trail. I'm sit have passed the entrance of this place a million times and never thought to stop. What a hidden gem. It is an easy trail over all.
tight trail braa hahahahaha
Easy hike, pretty stream. I took the green trail to the blue and back to green. Nicely marked and close to home. Family friendly