Saratoga National Park Battlefield Trail is a 11.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stillwater, 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 April until November.
The Saratoga National Historical Park is within the Saratoga Battlefield in Stillwater, New York. The Tour Road is open usually from April 1 to mid-November depending upon weather conditions. Although you can walk or drive we chose to take a bike tour of the Battlefields on a beautifully paved roadway with a good bike lane. The bike lane is along the right edge of the roadway and is 4 feet wide and is intended for hikers as well. The tour road is one-way and loops through the battlefields exiting at the park entrance road near State Rt. 4 and the Hudson River. Entrance to the Park is free through April 30th. Beginning May 1st there is a $3.00 fee for bicyclists, or a $5.00 vehicle fee. The stops and informational signs along the wide will introduce you to the history of the Battles of Saratoga in 1777, and aso allow you to enjoy this beautiful National Park. The scenic views are breathtaking overlooking the upper Hudson River valley. We started at the visitor center, enjoyed many great stops and a few extra detours and our GPS read a RT of 11.7 miles for the full loop with an elevation change (max) of just under 300' throughout.
Beautiful history and peaceful trail.
great place to hike on a sunny day
nice hike...marked well .great on a sunny day
great trails and beautiful sights
This was a great hike full of rich American history. The area itself is beautiful and the people that work at the visitors center are very knowledgeable and friendly.
The four mile hike was beautiful. We saw tons of deer. And getting to hear the history of the battles was a wonderful bonus. I went in early October which was the anniversary of some of the battles. It's insane to believe 237 years ago in the same place you are hiking there was a battle. Spooky to think about. They provide you literature on the battles, or have guided tours. Stop in the visitor center, the people who work there are so passionate about their jobs!
This is a wonderful trail for walking, biking or driving. There is so much history here and this land deserves the utmost respect, given what actually took place here. The whole time I was here, I had the feeling I was traveling on hallowed ground. You can go through this park and see some lovely scenery, or you can go through this park and read the history plaques and realize that we all owe so much to the men who fought for our freedom and independence. This was a pivotal place in our American history, look into the woods while you're there, try to imagine what the soldiers saw all those years ago...
Biked this. It's a great bike ride and a awesome work out.
Interesting walk. Would definitely do it again.
My most hiked trail spots are here. I love every time I go. Views of the Hudson river and surrounding fields are around every corner. A wonderful visitor center, great staff and amazing memories. Nine out of ten times I go deer and foxes can be seen so this is a great place for small animal observation. Bring bug spray though ticks love the tall grass.
very informative and a lovely walk!
We like to bike this trail but it can be driven, walked or ran as well. The tour road brings you through some beautiful views and also provides some great historic information stops. One point on the trail gets steep for those on bikes, if you have young child you may want to walk it. With all of the stops and little detours we took the last time this took us about 4 hours but we had a blast.