Stewart State Forest Trail is a 11.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rock Tavern, NY that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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
cross country skiing
The 6700-acres of Stewart State Forest are unique in the northeast and increasingly rare in the Hudson Valley. A mix of wetlands, fields and woods, the site includes 18 miles of gravel roads and over 22 miles of major trails which provide unparalleled recreation. State Forest that offers trails for walking, hiking, snowshoeing, horse, x-country skiing, mountain biking and more. Multiple access points and terrain levels. Multiple Trails throughout the preserve: Trail Name Description Trail Length (miles) A. Maple Avenue to Weed Road - meadows, old farm woodlands and fields 1.3 miles B. New Road to Barron Road South - farm fields, woods, 2 ponds 2.9 miles C. New Road to Barron Road North - dry woods, cedars, pines, power lines 1.3 miles D. Orlando to Barron Road - wetlands, moist woods, power line 1.3 miles E. Pittman-Robertson Pond Road -one lane farm road, fields, pond, woods 1.0 miles F. Windsor Woods to Ridge Road -old road, woods, seasonal flooding 1.2 miles G. Windsor Woods to New Road - deep woods, hemlocks 2.0 miles H. Scofield Lane Trail -old road to trail, disturbed woods on ridge near swamp 2.0 miles I. Raincoat Factory/Lindsay Road Loop -disturbed lands, woods, fields, ponds 1.4 miles J. Restoration Pond and Beaver Pond Farm Lane - vehicles by permit 0.8 miles K. Buchanan Hill Trail - highest point at 658 feet, fields, forest, views, pond 1.8 miles L. Armstrong Lane wetland and farm trail - wetland, former farms, woods 0.5 miles
Great trail for a quick family hike.
Easy trail to hike. Lots of invasive plants.
Fun easy trail to do with the kids
Just great. Beautiful and unspoiled
Good mt biking workout, miles of trails, maps available from local bike shops, watch for poison ivy and ticks.
This is a nice place to ride but the problem is that there are almost no maps, nothing marked and it can get very confusing and you can easily get turned around in the forest. This is also not a "site seeing" hike so if you're into views or vistas this isn't the place for you but it is a nice place to trail run, or bike or ride a horse. Would be better if there were marked trails or a definitive map though. Just not easy to navigate here.
We've enjoyed these trails many times - always a new area to explore and lots of terrain to choose from.