Dutchess Rail Trail

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Dutchess Rail Trail is a 12.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near La Grange, New York that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
200 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

mountain biking

nature trips

rails trails

road biking

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

A very well constructed and maintained rail trail in Dutchess County, NY. Starts at the Hopewell Depot trailhead in Hopewell Junction and ends at the Mid-Hudson Bridge. You can continue on the Hudson Valley Rail Trail through Highland to Lloyd, NY. This rail trail has the distinction of having the longest rail trail bridge in the world! Very flat for the most part.

road biking
2 months ago

Awesome rail trail. Rented a recumbent bike at James Taylor's Leisure Ride bike shop in Poughkeepsie. Went south on the trail first, accidentally, as the goal was to ride to the Hudson River. Heading south toward Hopewell Junction was great though, this is a beautiful rail trail. Turned around then headed north then west to the Mid-Hudson Bridge. The views from the bridge were spectacular and the sun was just setting which added to the ambiance. A wonderful trail, go for it!