Indian Kill Nature Preserve Trail

EASY 69 reviews

Indian Kill Nature Preserve Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Schenectady, New York that features a waterfall 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
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
380 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

An easy beautiful hike for dogs and small children. No trail markers, although easy to get around. Water all around, small waterfall with a foot bridge. Boy scouts were maintaining the trail the morning we hiked. Some drop off ledges where we had to hold our two year old twins hands are present.

hiking
11 days ago

birding
20 days ago

A little mud near the dam, but otherwise, a beautiful walk in the woods. Plenty of singing warblers out and about.

23 days ago

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

walking
3 months ago

I took a short walk here this morning from the Hemlock Hollow trailhead on Birch Lane. The trail down to the Indian Kill was a little icy, but was fine with micro-spikes. Thanks to the warm weather, there was a good deal of water in the creek and the falls looked nice.

4 months ago

Waaay too icy today

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

This was beautiful! Trails are well marked and maintained which was helpful as I had my 4 year old in tow. I am definitely doing this again!

hiking
7 months ago

Nice walk. Easy enough my two pups could do it!

7 months ago

7 months ago

7 months ago

Trail was easy and tranquil, lots of dog poop on the trail

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Took the dog for a quick hike on this cute trail and had a good time! Well maintained, slightly hilly. Stuck to the 1st loop and found a cute little sitting area towards the end, which is perfect for a little study/meditation spot. Keeping to the 1st loop allowed for a hike of just about a mile, which is just the right size for a beginner like me!

8 months ago

Recently hiked the Red Trail aka the Claire Schmitt Trail up to where Third Falls is located with a group as well as the Yellow Trail. Steep in places but still easy, and the red and yellow trails are well marked. It does look like at certain times, you will not be able to follow the red trail past Third Falls to Second Falls depending on how much rainfall the area has gotten recently.

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago