Best trails in Albany Pine Bush Preserve, New York

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Looking for a great trail in Albany Pine Bush Preserve, New York? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 10 easy trails in Albany Pine Bush Preserve ranging from 1.3 to 3.6 miles and from 298 to 360 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Karner Barrens Yellow Trail
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
Located within the Capital District Region, the Albany Pine Bush Preserve contains one of the best remaining examples of an inland pine-barrens ecosystem in the world. The Albany Pine Bush is a unique inland pine barrens environment. This sandy area is home to the endangered Karner blue butterfly. The trails are mostly flat with only a few small hills - making it ideal for easy hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing and snow shoeing. The trails are marked with round colored disks. Most are loops (red, yellow, blue) and a few are connectors (white). This hike is a big loop following the perimeter trails in a clockwise direction. Please stay on trails. This is a environmentally sensitive area.Show more
#2 - Great Dune Trails Loop
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 10 m
#3 - Pinebush Preserve Loop
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
#4 - Blueberry Hill East
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 50 m
#5 - Great Dune Yellow Trail and Red Trail
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
#6 - Truax Trail
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
The Albany Pine Bush Preserve contains nearly 18 miles of official marked, multiple-use trails. Most trails are considered easy to moderate and vary from wide open sandy trails to narrow, grassy woodland passages. The topography is generally flat with gradual slopes up and down the natural sand dunes.Show more
#7 - Blueberry Hill West Red and Yellow Trail
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(37)
Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 36 m
#8 - Kings Highway Barrens
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 32 m
#9 - Blueberry Hill East and West Trails
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(13)
Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
#10 - Karner Barrens Discovery Trail
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(26)
Length: 0.2 mi • Est. 5 m
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