Old Croton Aqueduct Trail is a 12.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sleepy Hollow, NY and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Really easy walk perfect for children or walking your dog. Picnic table by the parking lot. I loved the view.
Lovely easy trail. Great for small dogs as well. Gets a bit grubby and trashed the further south you go, but overall it was a great walk!
Awesome day great weather beautiful blue skies for the great outdoors
No parking around, all streets are residential. Boring flat trail and stupid dogs all over blocking smooth ride.
This trail is for 5 year old kids. Boring , very flat . Main problem No Parking only residents.
QUESTION: Former avid single track rider. Injured 4 years ago but finally getting back on a bike, actually it is recumbent trike with mountain setup. Ready to start trying easy / moderate dirt paths but I do not know if this trail is wide enough... my trike is approximately 2x width of reg bike. I have seen a few trails mismarked as single track or mountain biking.
Thanks. Any other bent riders in the ny / long island area.
simple hike beautiful views ,great for beginners. started in Tarry town walked up for six mile great hike cant wait to get back with a mountain bike
Nice easy path for biking. You can probably do the entire trail if you have the time. No hills and the terrain is most dirt but doesn't get boring. It's isn't crowded so you can just roll.
Beautiful sceneries, hiking not strenuous. perfect with the family.
I haven't been able to take this entire trail from end to end, but I have walked and biked about 15 miles of it. It is relatively flat for much of the trail. There are some areas where a map might be needed (the trail sometimes veers off and takes paved roads). Yonkers can be the most confusing part of it (you will find yourself walking down Yonkers Ave for about a mile). It's a very beautiful path where you can find yourself at the back end of Untermeyer Park in Yonkers (look for the Lion and Unicorn), which is an excellent journey to check out but make sure you have your hiking boots on. This path follows the Hudson River and can be seen throughout. They trail also goes through the grounds of Lyndhurst Castle in Tarrytown and the campus of Marist College in Poughkeepsie. The trail is accessible from many different points, depending on where you live; just check out the web for some more information and maps. This is also an excellent path for the runners out there!
We covered our first section from Yonkers to Route 9 in Tarrytown the first day. Going through the Villages and crossing some paved roads, most marked by a pedestrian crosswalk. Hastings thru Dobbs Ferry was very pleasant and great views of the Hudson and Palisades. We met some friendly people that were jogging or walking their dogs. Dobbs Ferry goes thru some parking lots and Mercy College Campus. In Irvington you pass thru Columbia University and Lyndhurst Estate. The grounds are just impeccable.
Day 2 had us picking up the trail behind Stop & Shop off Rte. 119 in Tarrytown, but it only affords a few blocks and scenes of some buildings and homes. Once more we picked it up adjacent to Sleepy Hollow High School, it bodes of views of the Hudson River and continues on past the historic Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and then thru the Rockefeller Preserve. Crossing some high foot bridges, and again ending abruptly in Scarborough. Once more behind homes, backyards and buildings in Ossining, it again crosses Rte 9 for the last time.
Day 3 we entered from the East side of Rte 9 in Ossining. This is the most rustic and scenic of the trek. It passes several of the vents that are spaced about every mile or so along the OCA. Coming out at the New Croton Dam and the Spillway is simply breathtaking.
Bicycling should be able to do it in one day and it is not a difficult trek to peddle.
The Croton Gorge is a large park and great for a picnic and a pick-up for the ride home.