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.

Length2.6 miElevation gain351 ftRoute typeOut & back
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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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MJ Senzat
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The trail was nice, but with slushy and slippery.

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Lou VanZutphen
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I snowshoed this trail today. Very good conditions. Waterfall is beautiful.

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Cindy Chan
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Perfect for snowshoeing!

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Lou VanZutphen
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Bridget Hammer
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Did Laverne, blue and red trails, the red loop was a bit hard to keep track of because of leaves, but blazes helped. and the trail down to the river kept saying I was off track, but the original recording seems to be the one off trail.

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Rui Xu
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Nicely marked trail! Cannot believe that kids can still play with water in November!

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Vid Giambat
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nice short trail to Hudson. great time w grandkids

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Eunsook An
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Nice and easy trail course

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Michael Hebert
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Audrey guan
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Sarah Packard Hunt
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Liz Morgan
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Tom Morgan
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Kelly Lu
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Very beautiful falls! The kids had a lot of fun. There are two parks in opposite direction, one leads to the Hudson River and the other is to the fall.

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Danielle Mashtare
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Great Trail with a Waterfall Reward! perfect for the whole family! Tends to be more crowded during the pandemic !

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Jim Davenport
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Raquel Donovan
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Great trail for beginners/kids. Beautiful waterfall at the end...we packed lunch & enjoyed it at the falls.

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Jennifer Iagrossi
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Josh Begin
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Danielle A
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Stacey Kirwan
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Beautiful waterfalls and lots of people sitting in/at the water but it was pretty crowded. No one was really social distancing or wearing masks. Will definitely go back on a weekday when there should be less people. The hike itself was ok. Trails are a bit overgrown but not bad.

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Coll Murt
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Really nice hike. Don’t let the distance fool you into thinking this is easy. If your a beginner, like me, this loop is a bit challenging, but doable. It starts going directly up hill for about 0.2 miles. If you go to the waterfall and then turn around and follow the blue trail back up, it’s a pretty steep incline. Overall great workout. If your an experienced hiker it would be easy. Really beautiful. And a spot where you can swim on a warm summer day. No bugs, trails well marked, and clear. I would definitely visit again.

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kevin tessier
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Michael OConnor
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A great trail. Hiking along the creek for much of the trail, with so many opportunities to jump off the trail and get to the water. Each stop, had a different perspective of the creek. Several points where there were mild rapids or mini falls. The main attraction is very crowded. We observed a large group camped out in the water and others picnicking on the rocks. Passed a lot of people throughout, some with kids and/or dogs. There were few markings, but that is no concern because the trail is clearly defined. It is mostly flat and smooth, without obstacles. Bugs were not an issue in late August. There are parking lots at each end of the trail. The one we chose can hold 20 cars or so. Absatively take advantage of the brief bonus interpretive trail that is also accessed from the Main Street parking lot. It is only 2/5 of a mile and worth the time. This led to a calm, inlet on the Hudson that was more stunning and interesting than the Falls. Interesting points to us, included the recycled milk jug bridge, the marsh that the bridge crossed, a sandy beach, coyote prints, herons, and shellfish. We were there about 5pm on the last day of August, and the sun light cast a dazzling hue on the water.

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Monica Mallory
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Sarah Hamilton
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This is a great trail for running, a little technical with lots of rocks but fun! You could make it longer by running the connecting trails (I haven’t yet so can’t speak to the added distance). About 1/3 of the trail is gravel. Beware of broken glass near the far side embankment of the waterfall. I really like this trail for running, but it would also be fun to bike!

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Monica Mallory
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Elizabeth Davis
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Went on a weekday afternoon with my (HS and college-aged) kids. It was great to get away from the stress of COVID and enjoy nature. Went up to the creek/falls first and had a great time exploring the area, though we couldn’t figure out where one would swim, so much as wade. We ended our trip by going down the Hudson River Trail and seeing that body of water from a lovely and secluded spot. I can’t believe I’ve lived in the area for years and never knew about this little gem.

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