Woodcock Preserve

EASY 8 reviews

Woodcock Preserve is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Clifton Park, NY that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.7 miles 36 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

wildlife

The Woodcock Preserve is ~72 acres of conserved woodland and forested wetland habitat located in the Town of Clifton Park, New York. This preserve and trail are open to the public for nature study, walking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Please carry out all your trash and leave only footprints. Dogs must be leashed and under control at all times; please clean up after your pet. The land that makes up the preserve is filled with abundant wildlife including deer, coyote, hawks, and owls. The preserve is also an active Woodcock management area.

walking
2 months ago

This a charming trail, about an hour or less, depending how fast you go, all flat, interspersed with some landscaping. Wooden paths covering seasonal muddy areas that have been described by others. It's mid fall just about, sun hangs lower in mid to late afternoon. Great to get dogs out. They loved it! Great walk for me before sun sets. Didn't do blue trail as I don't know the length and do 't want get caught by the dark. No one out walking! Quiet meditatively little hike. Beautiful, well marked and well kept. Had to look only once on GPS since foliage is covering path at some parts of the trail. Will come back to this one when walk time is limited.

hiking
5 months ago

it was mehhh... bring bug spray. if you're looking to go for the whole 2.5 miles go in winter or fall, blue trail is closed spring and summer. All in all a fast easy hike.

walking
6 months ago

Trail was easy, no incline but blue trail looks like it hasn't been walked on in a while, straight mud and water, had to turn back as it was too muddy. Trails are clearly marked. Dog friendly trails.

6 months ago

walking
8 months ago

muddy this time of year..nothing much to see..quiet which was nice.

8 months ago

Muddy, nothing really nice right now to look at. Blue trail closed due to. Bird nesting.

hiking
11 months ago

Super cute trail, not challenging but worth the walk.

walking
1 year ago

This trail has three loops, is marked well and well maintained. It is an easy trail and a great way to get in an afternoon walk.