Burden Pond Preserve Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Troy, New York that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.3 miElevation gain177 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingNature tripsSnowshoeingWalkingBird watchingForestRiverViewsWaterfallwild-flowersWildlifeHistoric site
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This is a gem nestled in the heart of Troy. The falls here are stunning, and there are multiple spots where you can wade into the water and there are several side trails to explore. There are some inclines, but not difficult.

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Joseph Spence
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Joseph Spence
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Timothy Gersten
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Great to see some of the other waterfalls after the first one! Nice easy out and back.

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Jason Martin
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Rebecca Hanson
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It was alright. Not terribly muddy but in parts just watch your footing. Unfortunately the beginning parts of the trail is riddled with litter and garbage. Would be nice to get a group of hikers together to clean up. The waterfalls are beautiful in the Winter time and I am excited to see them in warmer weather.

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Tracy Dibease
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HikingMuddy

We parked at the laundromat. Despite a rainy/dreary January day, the trail was easy, slippery in spots which was anticipated. We agree that this trail is a gem! Several spots to view the falls, trail markings were clear, orange “spur” markings. Someone left a knotted rope so we could propel down a 10’ rock drop so we could go down/up to the falls - thanks! We also saw a guy hanging around - we suspect this is his home. Several falls to see... great walk even in the bleak of winter

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Gail Aiken
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Nice walk, a little muddy. not bad. A little icy in some spots. Loved the ice formations on the rocks in the water

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Wayne Higdon
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Several views of small/medium falls. Navigable on a January day with mostly bare ground.

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Brant Mack
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ah, so so

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Daniel Johnson
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Very muddy trail after rain and snowmelt. Falls were very impressive.

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Nathan Bruschi
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HikingMuddyOver grown

The most scenic part is the beginning falls. Lots of garbage. We turned back after seeing smoke from a bunch of little fires off the side of the trail.

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Robert Pratt
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Tom Connally
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Nice little gem in my hometown. Well marked out and back. Nice view of the falls.

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QueenK !
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Megan Rooney
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Easy trail, some moderate incline in two areas. Nice views of several small falls. The trail was hard to navigate due to all the fallen leaves. Otherwise, good hike.

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Julia M
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A natural oasis in urban south Troy. Parked at the Laundromat and u have to walk on this sidewalk around the corner to find the trailhead. You will hear cars and see some trash on the trail, but overall pretty good!

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John Powell
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Kelly Lu
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Very nice. But a man seems to live here. We saw him when we entered the woods, and saw him again on the way back at the same spot. Very nice dam at the beginning and then very nice natural falls at the end of the trail. Totally worth it. The kids loved it!

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Debbie Hanance
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Great trail close to home! Beautiful waterfalls!

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Megan Balmos
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Jamie Jahyun Jung
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Susan Fritz
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pretty good trail. unable to complete it. lots of trash.

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K H
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Gem in the heart of Troy. Falls are beautiful, and there are multiple spots where you can wade into the water. Dog friendly. There are some inclines but not difficult. Kids can definitely do it. Saw a hawk while there.

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K H
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Stunning waterfall views. Many side trails to explore. Trails are well marked and mostly in good shape, though plenty of broken glass and garbage for the first 1/2 mile or so. Dog friendly. Please be careful and do not hike alone or in the evening. Urban area. Three times now we've spotted a man living in the preserve (same man).

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JP Shipherd
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Michael Nicosia
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Kim Zbyzenski
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Kevin Stadnik
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K H
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