Hannacroix Creek Preserve

EASY 76 reviews

Hannacroix Creek Preserve is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near West Coxsackie, New York that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.6 miles
351 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking


trail running




waterfall, scenic view, easy walk Located along the Hannacroix Creek, this nature preserve is a pleasant location for hking, cross country skiing and nature watching. A trail map is available at the trailhead kiosk. From the kiosk, take the Irving Trail up the hill. A loop trail on the left (Red Trail) leads to a scenic vista and passes some interesting rock ledges. Continue on the blue trail down to the creek level. The trail continues along the banks of the creek. Finally, you reach a short spur trail on the right that leads to a nice waterfall. From the parking area, you can also access the Hudson River Intertreptive Trail by following the trail across the highway (Rte 144). The River Trail passes a wetlands area and crosses a unique bridge made from recycled plastic. It ends at the shore of the Hudson River.

23 days ago

We took the red loop and walk to a little stream. This hills are a little steep and the paths have some limbs fallen over and brush overhang. I went with a 12 year old and he handled it well. I definitely would like to go back to hike a longer trail.

1 month ago

Very nice area; quite heavily traveled and well packed; I would recommend for all ages.

1 month ago

easy trail, great swimming hole. Easy trail for my dog.

1 month ago

Amazing view of Hannacroix falls. Trails were great, little muddy but expected with rain. Everything was clearly marked.

2 months ago

very nice and special trail...!

2 months ago

Excellent hidden little gem! Overall very easy hike, trails could use some maintenance, and preserve is full of invasive species, but honestly the variety of wildlife here is excellent! Went on a rainy day and observed a mating pair of wood ducks and a baltimore oriole within five minutes of the hike. Observed shorebirds, a flock of great blue heron, and an immature bald eagle. The creek side of things was nice. Got a nice historical touch and the falls were great. Keep your ears open for migratory birds. While pondering what the old paper mill might have looked like, i spotted a scarlet tanager in a tree nearby. Made my day.

7 months ago

Hannacroix Creek Preserve is not on Castleton Island. It is north of New Baltimore off Route 144. There is a nice little parking lot. From this lot there is one Trail down to the river and another trail heading west where the waterfall is, the highlight of the trail, best seen after spring thaw or rainfall.

waterfalls are very minimal during the fall. path is easy to follow

9 months ago

Great hike with nice views along the Hudson River.

11 months ago

Good location- quiet, but some of the trails are unkempt featuring dense foliage and a high chance of ticks, thorns or poison ivy6. Waterfalls are really nice.

11 months ago

Nice trail, beautiful falls!

11 months ago

This was a great easy hike. The water falls are very cool and provide a nice deep swimming pool. My dog loved it too Bring bug spray and water shoes.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Beautiful, easy hike and the waterfall is beautiful. Highly recommend a swim!

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Buggy and muddy, but we had a great time splashing around in the creek. Easy hike and the falls were beautiful.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Really great afternoon hike. Easy - rewarding waterfall views.

Great spot for a picnic!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Nice place for a family hike.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Very good trails ... needs to be more rain though ... beautiful area and water is so fresh fresh and so clean one love

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Short but beautiful trail and well marked. The waterfall was very nice; will go back when the leaves are changing!

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Beautiful trails, well marked with a beautiful waterfall. Loved it! Best one we walked all summer!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

After a lame trip to Howe caverns, we crashed at the holiday inn express in Coxsackie. Great hotel by the way. Decided to check out this hike with my 2 boys. Trail markings were very clear. The falls were just awesome. Boys and I jumped into the pool under the falls and had a blast. Great little discovery.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Took a fun hike today that included our Bassett hound. The trails were manageable, though could be better marked. Be sure to have the actual trails map with you otherwise you could end up going all the way to the opposite trail end. Their were several dipping in the creek by the falls. Good trail for a family hike.

Monday, July 11, 2016

It wasn't a "lightly trafficked" trail as mentioned above. The falls were cool from afar, but up close dirty from party after party. Easy trail.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

A great family hike - one of our favorites! You can swim at the bottom of the falls, a bit more pleasant for the kids if they have water shoes.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Perfect hike with 5yo. Easy walk, water was great to cool off in
*poison ivy all over- at ankle height, wearing high socks is a must.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Nice trail with beautiful waterfalls. One of the nicer tails with beautiful views and relaxing water sounds.

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Great trail, very muddy though. Water was flowing nice enough for the waterfalls. Very few people were there which was nice!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

I went there yesterday and once we arrived at the Creek we saw several fish working their way upstream. We also identified 4 different varieties of butterflies along the way. The walk is pretty easy, though muddy in spots. Check out the map on the way in since there are a few different trails there. The trails are well marked and easy to follow. Be sure to check out the falls. If you are attempting to reach the bottom of the falls, the safest place to access that area is about 50 yards downstream. It's quite easy to work your way up the stream from there provided the water isn't too high.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Great hike, trails not clearly marked but easy to find. Go down blue trail in the beginning rather than up it (like I did!). It gets a bit steep if you go up.

Friday, January 01, 2016

Easy to walk and a very nice getaway... although some of the markers on the trail were not very clear.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Short leisurely hike to a nice water fall.

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