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Laverne Irving Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Coeymans, 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.

Length 2.6 mi Elevation gain 351 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Snowshoeing

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Waterfall

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Getting There

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.

New Baltimore Conservancy

Take Thruway (Interstate 87) to Exit 22. Head South on NY Rte 144. Pass through Coeymans. The trailhead is on the right side, just past the Albany County line (and 5 miles from Thruway exit).

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Matt Whelan
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Hiking

Very nice. The kids loved the beach. Soooo being a mean Dad I made the do the trails first (they had to earn the beach). Kids were 15, 8, 5. All enjoyed it.

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Rob Adams
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Mountain biking

Great trail. Needed to walk bike up Initial grade but we were able to ride most of it. Few tough spots we needed to hop off and hike it through too but a great ride and Falls were great for a mid way dip to cool off!

Jess Dillon
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HikingBugs

Heavily trafficked trail with a nice swimming hole at the falls.

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Cali Beasley-Carroll
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HikingMuddyOver grown

Trail itself wasn’t crowded but the swimming hole was. Several trails linking to it had some cool sights like the paper mill foundation. Swimming hole made it worth the mini hike on such a hot day.

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Kate & Michael G.
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Hiking

Good swimming spot

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James Stevens
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HikingBugs
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Joseph Diamond
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HikingRocky

Beautiful and easy trail to take a dog on. Walking along the rocky creek is very relaxing.

Erica Coletti
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Hiking

Trail was well marked and easy to follow. Arrived at 9am and had no problem getting a parking spot but by the time we left around 11am lot was full. So I suggest starting on the early side. Trail was easy with a pretty waterfall at the end. Short enough to also do the trail on the other side of the road that heads down to the Hudson River and I personally liked this trail better. There’s a little beach area at the end on that side.

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Kate & Michael G.
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Hiking

Easy but reward able trail with a great stream and waterfall. The swimming was great as well

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Charleen Fabe
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Hiking

I’ve only gone on the trail that leads to the falls so far, but it’s very enjoyable. My 5 year old and my dog love going down to the creek to search for critters and splash around. The first hill is quite steep, but after that it’s pretty easy sailing. Since it’s close to home I’ve gone a few times already and plan to go back often.

Hiking with Dogs
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HikingBugs

Easy trail for a morning hike. I preferred the interpretive trail to the Hudson River. It takes you through some beautiful wetlands where you’ll see a lot of wildlife and wildflowers. The trail to the waterfalls is a bit hilly and the narrow trails leading to the view of the falls were a bit crowded even with only a few cars in the parking lot.

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Luzmarie Rosario
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Hiking

When I went it was a beautiful day. Loved the hike. Definitely recommend going here.

Drey Martone
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Easy trail with some nice off shoots. Small waterfall and some rocks for sitting.

Jennifer Matter
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Hiking

Easy hiking trails. Beautiful creek on one side and the Hudson River in the other

Kate C
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This is NOT an easy trail. there are many steep hills this is def a med trail there are three routes for this place. one that go s to the Hudson is. Al the other trails are up and down hills.

Aschley Erlichman
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A couple of short trails that you can take to a cute waterfall and stream. Definitely an easy one, but worth a trip. Well marked trails.

Andrea Bedard
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HikingMuddyRocky

Short nice quiet walk to a beautiful waterfall

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Cody Kososki
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HikingMuddy

Nice short hike

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Christopher Bloss
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HikingMuddy

Nice long hilly hike. Accidentally went all the way to the other parking lot but worth the views!

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Anne Sager
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HikingBugsMuddy

Rain we had lately made the falls look spectacular but the trails were pretty muddy. Not flooded but you definitely needed boots. Little bit buggy on the Red Trail and Hudson River trail. Hiked this with my 2 dogs on leash.

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Katrina Davis
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HikingMuddy

Great trail. Able to socially distance.

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Alicia Snowden
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HikingMuddy
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Mallory Bell
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HikingMuddyRocky

We walked it with two kids and they did great. The uphill at first can be deceiving as it levels out pretty quickly after. There is another hill down to the falls but totally manageable. Will definitely visit here again for a nice simple walk.

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Michaila Parker
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HikingMuddyRocky

Awesome trail, there are a few that you can go on depending on how much you wanna walk / time you wanna spend there. It was very muddy at some points so dress accordingly. The falls are so beautiful. Only thing that was very frustrating is many owners had their dogs off the leashes which is very frustrating because they kept running up on my dog who had a leash on. This trail would be a 5 if people would leash their dogs.

TAMERA DAVIS
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Hiking

Muddy ..

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