Wilkinson National Recreation Trail

EASY 16 reviews

Wilkinson National Recreation Trail is a 3.9 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 year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.9 miles 372 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Here in the autumn of 1777, American forces met, defeated and forced a major British army to surrender. This crucial American victory in the Battle of Saratoga renewed patriots hopes for independence, secured essential foreign recognition and support, and forever changed the face of the world. Begin your visit at the Visitor Center, where you can pick up a park map & brochure and pay your entrance fee. The Visitor Center also has restrooms, a book and gift shop, 20-minute orientation film, fiber-optic light map, timeline display, and artifact display.

4 months ago

Beautiful and Peaceful. Cool learning the history along your walk.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

There is a $3 pp entry fee to hike. The trail was well maintained. Half of the trail is through fields with full sun and the other half is through woods. Nice, east trail.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Good five-mile hike on sunny, brisk late-February Friday. Some icy spots were encountered.

snowshoeing
11 months ago

Great Snowshoe Trail on a sunny cold winter day

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

The trail was well maintained. It's an easy "hike" with a lot of really cool history along the way. If you take all of the little side trails and check out all of the cannons, plaques, and other things you could easily make a half day trip out of it.

hiking
1 year ago

This was a very easy trail, lots of butterflies and history. A gem close to home. Half the trail was in the open sun the other half in the woods.

1 year ago

Easy walk, most of the history is along the road rather than the hiking trail.

hiking
3 years ago

Great trail. A bird watchers heaven

hiking
3 years ago

A very peaceful hike through the site of perhaps the most important battle in U.S. history. Even on a Saturday afternoon in the middle of July, I saw no one else on the trail. If you enjoy birding, bring your binoculars. The trail winds through stretches of woods and open fields, and there are birds aplenty in both areas. Bring your own water, as there's no water on the trail.

hiking
4 years ago

Great trail with lots of information and sites to see!!!! It's nice to know the areas history I go here once a year and it's always a great time...the walking is moderate, with a variety of landscapes...don't go off the trail though...you could get lost!!!

trail running
4 years ago

Easy 4m hike on dry, well maintained trails.

Great for a trail run.

hiking
5 years ago

Great hike! It was our first of the year. Our girls 7 & 9 did fine on the hike. It is animal friendly and great for kids over the age of 5. It was very peaceful as we seemed to be the only ones on the trail.

hiking
5 years ago

esay hike with lots of interesting history along the way. There are cannons and plaques and even recorded lessons on the history of the park. i'm very close to this park and have been there many many times. love it. great in the a.m.