Fox Preserve Loop is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Albany, 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.

Length0.9 miElevation gain78 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyCross-country skiingHikingNature tripsSnowshoeingWalkingBird watchingForestRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeMuddy
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The Fox Preserve is 70 acres of protected land in Colonie. This 70-acre property was donated to the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy. The Fox Preserve’s trail system winds through diverse habitats. The trail passes Shaker Creek. Old oak trees provide habitat for migratory birds like the Baltimore oriole, and open fields create ideal nesting areas for eastern bluebirds, the state bird of New York.

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy 425 Kenwood Ave. Delmar, NY 12054 Phone: 518-436-6346 Email: mhlc@mohawkhudson.org

Brand new trail as of October 2017, wouldn't be surprised if over time re-routing may occur due to erosion.

From NY 7 right onto Buhrmaster Road and continue for .5 miles Turn right onto River Road and the parking lot will be on the right after 0.5 miles 4200 River Rd., Latham, NY (easy to miss coming from the west) [If you miss it, turn around, and it is easy to see coming from the east]

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Rebecca Hanson
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Very quiet. I see and iced over mud inclines made it a little challenging in parts. Over all screen and beautiful. 8 out of 10 would absolutely recommend. Looking forward to returning in other seasons this year.

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Patricia Doyle
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Great!

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Molly Maron
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A bit muddy, but it’s getting so cold it’s just turning to ice anyway. I’ll definitely be back here.

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Robert Pratt
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Daniel Johnson
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cute little hike - well maintained with wooden walkways. view over creek. narrow at times so if aggressive dog should avoid

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Deek Velagandula
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Nice easy walk in the park. Saw a garden snake on the trail today!

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Bethany Lynn
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Great preserve terrain variations clearings, little stream. Watch out for roots and stay off private property.

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Thomas Witte
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WalkingGreat!

easy trail but pretty views. Great for kids and there is a nice lite picnic table with a view.

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Robert Fontaine
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Melissa Flagler
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Kenneth Redick
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nice easy trail

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Ashley C. Whiteside
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Tick Magnet
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HikingGreat!

This was my daughter and my first trip the this preserve. Trail was in really good shape this morning. We saw a poplar tree that had fallen across the trail and had been very recently removed by a crew. The sweet smell of fresh poplar hung in the cool morning air. A few little ups and downs, but overall a very pleasant trail for a short walk. Boardwalks and puncheons crossed several spots that could be muddy after a rain or snow melt. Thanks to the awesome folks at HMLC for protecting this neat little spot.

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elise harrisonsmith
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A nice trail with a sweet little picnic area, with a table and a bench. Mosquitoes were bearable (used the shareable/laminated trail map at trail head as a fan) and had a pleasant 30 minute walk with the dog for a lunch break. The propane gun at a nearby farm (used to scare off scavengers from the fields) sounded like I was near a gun range at times but in the winter there should be a nice view of the Mohawk River from the picnic area.

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Christina Scorsone
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Matt Whelan
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This was a great trail for beginners. Brought the kids (5, 8). We did great. Next time we will explore more to get down to the water.

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Daniel Schuldt
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Hiking

We went on a rainy day. The trail looks like it was just maintained. It was a nice walk through the woods and took a little explore to the Shaker Creek. Great for my little kids.

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Barbara OBrien
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nice trail

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Anthony Quinn
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perfect for families with young kids

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Teresa Dalmata
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This was really pretty with a lot of wildflowers in bloom. We took the white trail and saw the waterfall for a nice surprise. We also saw a blue jay and a few butterflies.

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Paul Boyle
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Took the kids, who had a great time. Short trip, great views, nice local hike.

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Parker Powell
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Has a nice stopping point with a bench to look over the Mohawk River. Also nice path along Shaker Creek. There is an extra White Spur trail (0.3 miles) that is not shown on the All Trails map that comes off the south side of the Orange Trail and reconnects with it.

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Julia M
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Short fun trail with nice views of the lake. Lots of birds singing! Also some interesting home-constructions nearby on the drive in/out if that’s your thing.

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Celeste Harp
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Easy walk- a bit muddy at the moment but it’s mud season. The short hills makes for a visually interesting walk with a creek.

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Beth DiBattista
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Nice, easy hike. Large paths, water views. Downside is that you can see houses from the trail. This is probably due to the time of year. Going to go back this summer. Hiked with kids- 8 and 10- who had a great time.

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Brigitte Arduini
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Short, pretty option for the cold weather right now. If you like snowy winterscapes this is a good choice. A bit slick in places.

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Cary Trabold Miner
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With the weekend being in the 60’s it’s extremely muddy but otherwise a really nice trail with some interesting finds and nice views.

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Susan F.
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This was a pretty trail with a couple of scenic vistas. It was hilly enough to be interesting, but not treacherous. About 10 minutes into our walk it began to RAIN! So a 20% chance of rain became a downpour- only in Albany, lol!. Next time we come back we will do both trails.

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K H
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Loaded with ticks. Trail is OK, nice walk, quite pretty, but nothing too special. Not sure it was worth the ticks, I pulled at least 4 off my dog.

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Brandon Wishecoby
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