John B. Staalesen Vanderheyden Preserve

EASY 3 reviews

John B. Staalesen Vanderheyden Preserve is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Troy, New York that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.9 miles Elevation Gain: 52 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing


mountain biking



bird watching


wild flowers



The 24-acre preserve contains a criss-crossing network of trails for easy out and back or loop hiking. A surprisingly quiet area near Troy neighborhoods. Some of the trails can get muddy/mucky after a rainstorm.

8 days ago

Nice little trail. Good for a short walk or snowshoeing.

over grown
18 days ago

trail not marked and over grown. Couldn't complete the loop the trail was so over grown.

1 month ago

A nice, quiet set of trails near an urban neighborhood. Great place to see birds and deer, and to watch the Wyants Kill flow by!

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