Anchor Diamond, Ballston Spa

EASY 30 reviews

Anchor Diamond, Ballston Spa is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kays Trailer Court, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
121 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wildlife

muddy

historic site

Beautiful new, easy walks

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Great loop system! Bridges, a stream and great variety of length on a handful of trails. Definitely coming back!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

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hiking
3 months ago

walking
4 months ago

Great walk/hike. Paths are well marked and clear. Very cool to see the building remains and lots of beautiful streams. Few wet spots, but not bad at all. Bugs aren't terrible if you keep moving, but I'd recommend bug spray.

birding
4 months ago

Did a short walk here this afternoon. The white trail is in great shape, but they've roped off the side trails (orange and blue) due to muddy conditions. I imagine they'll open them up once it dries out a little.

hiking
4 months ago

This is a great wooded area that is well mark park, which I appreciate. It has easy trails with some wet spots to jump over. You need to watch where you're walking because paths have tree root stumps and rocks protruding with some regularity that will trip you. This adds to the hike. People take good care of park.

walking
4 months ago

Walked the white and yellow trails early this AM. White trail was dry and there were a couple muddy spots on the yellow trail, but they were easily avoided. The warblers were out this AM as well as the trout lily and trillium.

4 months ago

The town chose a great spot for this green space project. Really nice open mixed hardwoods, field edges, and streams. The ancient farmhouse ruins are interesting, but at the moment they are awkwardly roped off. I've been running the trails this spring to train for mud-runs, and this loop is perfect for someone looking to get muddy. If not, stick to the central trail, which is dry, or use it for winter or summer hikes.

5 months ago

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hiking
5 months ago

Probably the best marked trails I've ever seen. was there on Easter Sunday 2017, very muddy in spots, especially the orange trail. this new park has much potential. Trails wind through an abandon "village"... stone walls and many stone foundations and cellar holes. there is even an old stone-lined well. I'm hoping as time goes by there will be some info on the historical significance of the area.
We will be back! Thank you to whoever donated the land...and for the town to do something with it.

hiking
5 months ago

Love love love this place. I'm coming here every week with my dog. Thank you!!

5 months ago