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Harlem Valley Rail Trail

EASY 18 reviews
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Harlem Valley Rail Trail is a 10.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Copake Falls, New York that features a lake 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: 10.2 miles Elevation Gain: 223 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

lake

paved

rails trails

views

bike touring
19 days ago

A nice afternoon ride on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. Started near Bash Bish Falls and did about 11 miles but ran into the section currently being constructed so did a loop to that point. When I got back to the parking lot, the trail went northward for a little while longer so kept going. It was just a short mile or so section but all in all, a nice Sunday jaunt. Maybe when the sections are all hooked up, I'll come back for a longer ride. (9/29/19)

running
2 months ago

Great new bike bath trail. To avoid crowds start around 7:30. Primarily shaded with trees with some open outlooks onto the farmers fields. You can really go a short of distance or the whole 11mile trail. Very kid and pet friendly

recorded Harlem Valley Rail Trail

walking
2 months ago

Nice trail but not much to see if you are in Amenia

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

We roller blade here every year - always fun!

road biking
Sunday, September 24, 2017

South road is 20.6 miles out and back, ends at Millerton due to construction. There is a detour on Route 22N to the northern section to complete the trail around Copake at the Massachusetts border in Columbia County which I've done before by itself. Total mileage is closer to 50 miles round trip from Wassaic according to my Garmin. Nice workout and scenery but a bit too flat for me. Bad cell coverage and dropouts in recording the whole trail on my old iPhone (south and north parts). Total trail not represented on alltrails.com, this section here is only the northern part. You can find the whole trail on other websites. Well maintained. One thing I did like about this trail is that you can pick up speed and sustain it for a while since there are not that many people on the path and there are long straight sections to see safely in front of you.

road biking
Monday, August 21, 2017

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Great for all ages and skill levels. Handicapped accessible and beautiful views.

road biking
Saturday, August 13, 2011

Very quiet, road biking trail. I think it was a rail track that was paved, and they are continuing expansion of the trail. It was very flat, lots of trees that provided shade, and lots of other bikers/joggers/roller-bladers. The scenery was absolutely beautiful too. I really enjoyed it, this site says it's 11 miles, but I traced it on google maps and it turned out to be 18 miles, the difference may be due to the expansion. But over-all, a great ride!

hiking
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road biking
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hiking
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road biking
Sunday, August 19, 2018

road biking
Saturday, June 23, 2018

road biking
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