Explore the most popular trails in Root Glen with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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1 month ago

pretty, well maintained, dog friendly, and close so it’s perfect for a shorter/easier walk.

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1 month ago

A nice place to stop in for a quick walk on some well maintained grounds. Enjoyable.

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3 months ago

great to learn and walk. some hills are steep. wouldnt say this is EASY.

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3 months ago

This beautifully maintained trail can be found across the street from the main campus of Hamilton College. There is a parking lot to utilize adjacent to the trail. This path meanders through the woods where you will come across a flowing stream, footbridges, small waterfalls, lots of birds, and many wildflowers. It’s definitely more of an enjoyable stroll than a hike although there are a few steep hills along the way. A true gem in Clinton, New York. After you enjoy Root Glen, take a walk across the street and enjoy the historical campus of Hamilton College. We were awestruck by the beauty and history of the buildings.

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muddy
4 months ago

great trail. last half of circle is through campus

5 months ago

love spending an afternoon and letting my toddler run the trails, splash in the water, or play in the gardens

6 months ago

great trail to wonder around on, with hidden garden gems that you come across.

hiking
8 months ago

Perfect little hike. just what we needed today.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Beautiful area. A lot of information on the trees. Trails are very well maintained. More of an arboretum then an actual park. Lovely relaxing place to visit when you're in the vicinity. I drove an hour to get to it. I'd go again only if I was already in the area.

Friday, July 06, 2018

Love this spot. Go several times a year. Beautiful.

Friday, December 15, 2017

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hiking
Sunday, October 15, 2017

beautiful easy light hike

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Very easy trail. Nicely kept and the gardens and trees around the area are very educational.

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walking
Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Beautiful nature walk. Kid friendly and safe. My kids loved reading the wooden posts along the way to see what the names of trees and plants are.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Great trails. We took our 7yr. Old and 10 month old in a stroller. The trial is well maintained crushed stone and very wide. There are some steep hills, which did make pushing a stroller a big work out. We all loved it and will definitely be back. We really loved the clay tile drainage trenches, instead of just boring pvc or plastic pipes. Highly recommended. As someone else mentioned, you can also branch off on other trials outside of the maintained ones. Make a great trail running place.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

beautiful trails. very relaxing walk. will be returning in the future

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Well maintained paths on Hamilton college. Some hills. Beautiful plant life, some species are marked with their names. Can also walk in the gardens nearby. Beautiful year round. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing are popular in the winter.

Monday, July 03, 2017

excellent place to take the kids.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Short scenic walk in the middle of Hamilton College. The grounds are very well cared for. Lots to see with trees, flowers and bushes tagged with there name and description.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Amazing trail. You can walk a short distance or long. Leads to other trails. Beautiful stone walk ways, bridges plaques identifying flora.

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