Hennig Preserve - Yellow Trail Loop

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Hennig Preserve

Hennig Preserve - Yellow Trail Loop is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Middle Grove, New York that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.5 miElevation gain400 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingNature tripsSnowshoeingWalkingRiverViewsWildlife
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This loop includes both the Lower and Upper Yellow Trails. You can add distance by doing any of the smaller side trails. If you only want to do either the Upper or the Lower Yellow Trail, you will either need to make it and out & back or park a car at each end, otherwise the road walk on Centerline Road is 9/10th of a mile. The Hennig Preserve, located just outside of the Adirondack Park, is Saratoga PLAN’s largest nature preserve, boasting ~ 606 conserved acres of land with approximately 10 miles of trails riddled throughout. The Hennig Preserve was generously donated to Saratoga PLAN by the Hennig family in the fall of 2010. Bob Hennig, Penny Steffen, Barbara Hennig and the late Mally Sue Bleikamp Hennig lovingly cared for this land for over 50 years and accumulated the acreage that would become this preserve in many stages. Prior to their ownership, this land was used primarily for subsistence farming, logging, charcoal-making and maple syrup production, among other things. Saratoga PLAN manages the property as a natural area for native forest and wetland flora and fauna. It is open to the public for passive recreation such as hiking and walking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and nature study. A conservation easement placed in 2002 on the preserve, as well as on an additional 140 adjacent acres, prevents all other uses. For more information, go to https://www.saratogaplan.org/explore/public-preserves-trails/hennig-preserve

https://www.saratogaplan.org/explore/public-preserves-trails/hennig-preserve/ Saratoga PLAN 112 Spring Street Room 202 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 518-587-5554 info@saratogaplan.org

This preserve is open to the public for nature study, walking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Please carry out all your trash and leave only footprints. Dogs must be leashed and under control at all times; please clean up after your pet. The following activities are NOT permitted on the preserve: Cutting, digging, removing, or damaging any tree, shrub, flower, or plant; Hunting, trapping, removing, harassing, touching or feeding wildlife; Use of firearms, paint ball devices, or artificial light; Bicycles, horses, or motorized vehicles, snowmobiles, ATVs, etc.; Alcohol or illegal substances; and Camping or igniting fires. Please follow the rules so that this resource can continue to be accessible to the community.

From Saratoga Springs, take Route 29 west for 12 miles to Barkersville Road (You should see the Waterwheel Village Store on the far right corner). Turn right here and stay on Barkersville Road for 2.7 miles. The road will take several sharp turns, but stay on Barkersville Road (Route 16) until it intersects with Glenwild Road. Turn left on Glenwild Road, and after driving 1.4 miles, turn right on Centerline Road. In approximately 0.5 miles, you will see the parking area for the Hennig Preserve on the right side of Centerline Road. Trail heads are located on both sides of Centerline Road and the parking area.

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Robt. Lange
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Sarah Elizabeth
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Mostly packed down, micros should be fine. We walked with snowshoes, they were helpful for the side trails.

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Will Erat
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Our favorite hike in the area! Gorgeous first tacks after the snow

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Jane Augur
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absolutely beautiful! If you want to enjoy the silence and wonder of the woods in winter, this trail is a must!

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Alison Mesick
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Used snowshoes but not necessary, few other people, well marked, beautiful woods.

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Tom B
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Jaimie Gardinier
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Chris Wagner
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A secluded and peaceful trail. It’s easy and enjoyable. There is about 6 inches of snow despite today’s rain. The snow is heavy and wet. We had snowshoes but also suitable for xc skiing

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Brian Green
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John Schott
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Snow still on trail after 20 inch last week. I often don’t like to hike a new trail after fresh snow. Luckily some intrepid souls had hiked it once since the snowfall making what was already a well marked trail very easy to follow. Beautiful hike.

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John Schott
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Upper yellow trail. Back road. After 20 inch snowfall mostly melted. Ground and residual snow frozen. Great hike

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richard derikart
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fun!

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Bob Mclean
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Disappointed. Planed to hike the entire yellow loop but got to the end of the north loop and found hunting allowed on the south loop. Followed road back to car. Should note on site south loop traverses county property where hunting is allowed. Heard shots fired.

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Molly O'Connor
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Well marked. Almost impossible to get lost with the maps at all forks in the path. Definitely coming back

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Kyle Sabin
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Excellent trail markers!

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John Mahar Sr.
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Excellent trails.

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Robt. Lange
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Beautiful colors nice fall day

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Christina Boyd
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Shannon Regner
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We loved this trail! It is easy, well marked and had a beautiful stream to see along the way.

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Mike McClelland
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Trish Nguyen
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Will have to return to do the longer loop.

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Jeffrey Pohl
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I love this trail. My Fitbit clocked the yellow trail at 4.65 miles. And there’s a nice spot along the creek to go out and sit on rocks near some little falls.

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Melissa H
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Nour Shaikh
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Great trail. Only saw two other people. Jumped into the creek about halfway in. Good for basic hike or nice trail run.

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Cassandra Rhodes
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Great hike with rolling hills and water views, highly recommend!

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Holly Jespersen
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Was great, but could not find our way back to the car until we walked 2 miles on a road to the find my car app.

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Stephen Bialobok
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Charles Kushla
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Trail is very well marked and maintained. There were a few muddy spots, but we were easily able to walk around them. We did the lower yellow loop trail, and there were a lot of nice clearings and views. Due to time, we ended up cutting the main loop trail in half and taking the road back.

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Dan Maslak
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Excellent Day hike trail. Trail is very groomed, well marked and soft. Great for a Day hike with a dog. Did the whole 4.5 mile yellow loop both sides. Very easy and pleasant.

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James Baker
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I decided to just do the yellow trail today. Upper yellow is very calm with few inclines and not a lot of views (though I'm unsure if there are views on the loops off of the trail. The lower trail was more difficult but not bad. It had a lot more clearings and views and I enjoyed it a lot more. Highly recommend both sides depending on if you're looking for a calm walk through the woods or more sights and a few steep hills. There were a few muddy spots and a bugs but nothing difficult to deal with.

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