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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.

Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 351 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

bird watching

running

forest

river

waterfall

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.

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muddy
1 day ago

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muddy
2 days ago

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2 days ago

We really enjoyed this trail. Hudson River overlook, a freshwater marsh view, crushed gravel main paths, highland woods rest areas with slate benches, water fall, stream hike...there’s a lot in this one...absolutely do it!

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3 days ago

Absolutely love this trail. Short, easy and a perfect introductory hike for children. Can get pretty muddy after a heavy rain, but just a reminder to go prepared. There are spots where you can access the creek and some nice views of the waterfall.

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7 days ago

Great trail, and amazing view

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10 days ago

A VERY EASY WIDE TRAIL TO FOLLOW. GREAT FOR KIDS AND SPOT. I DID SEE BRAINLESS PEOPLE PICKING UP AFTER SPOT BUT LEAVING THE LITTLE BAGS ON THE TRAIL. WHY? A NICE LOCAL TRAIL WITH AROUND A 10 TO 12 FOOT TALL BLOCK FALLS (HANNACROIX CREEK FALLS aka RAVENA FALLS). BEFORE YOU REACH THE FALLS YOU COME TO A 18TH CENTURY FOUNDATION RUINS OF A PAPER MILL & HOUSE. SO IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A NICE QUICK FAMILY TRAIL THIS WOULD BE A GOOD TRAIL FOR YOU.

Great walk along the Lavirne trail. well marked, pretty waterfall at the end.

Would have been muddy, but the ground was frozen, just had to be careful of ice patches. There were walking sticks at the sign near the entrance but I didn’t see them until we were walking out. Falls are close and well marked. Small brook first and then you hear the sound. Nice trail, would like to come back in the spring.

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5 months ago

Really nice trail

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rocky
6 months ago

Pretty little hike with a few options for side trails. The red trail was not clearly marked and split into two, we had to double back at one point and it was a little confusing. The rest of the trails that we took were clearly marked. The first 0.3 miles of the main trail was rocky gravel. Great for dogs, mine enjoyed playing in the river and cooling off.

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6 months ago

Perfect day for hiking.

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off trail
7 months ago

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bugs
7 months ago

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7 months ago

Explored today with my pups. I didn’t find the bugs as bad as some say. The trails are clear and wide. The falls are pretty and peaceful. Was surprised to find the foundation of an old paper mill from 1827!

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muddy
7 months ago

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bugs
7 months ago

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7 months ago

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rocky
8 months ago

this place is awesome there's a little bit of everything, wetlands, Hudson River, and the hannacroix creek, I went with family and had an amazing time, the red trail has a tree down in it blocking the trail so either don't take red or make your way around it somehow other then that it was great

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over grown
8 months ago

went this morning, before it got too hot. I was the only one on the trails, and I don't think it gets as much use as it really should. It's a nice place for a quick hike. The terrain is really good, but could be improved with regular upkeep. At first, there's a fairly steep climb (for those not accustomed to climbing) before it evens out. I headed along the red trail loop, and it was fairly overgrown in most spots. At one point, there was a small grouping of trees blocking the trail that you couldn't just climb over. I had to go around, which took some maneuvering through brush. I was mainly there for the falls, so after the red trail, I continued along the Irving trail to the fall, bypassing the blue trail. You'll come to a sign that points to the left, directing you to the falls. The blue trail would eventually take you there, but I didn't bother with it this time (this was my 2nd time to this preserve). As you walk on the Irving, it's pretty well maintained, mostly rocks and some gravel, and it's a wide trail. It travels along the creek, and there are some easy access spots for your dog to get a cool drink of water, or to splash around. At the falls, there are 2 paths right next to each other. The one on the left will take you straight back to the falls and there's a nice spot where you can sit right next to it. You can also walk back into the water a bit along the rocks. It's quite nice. The path on the right will take you to a little ledge overlooking the falls. Also a very nice place to just mull things over. Once I got back to the parking area, I decided I would venture to the lower part of the trail that takes you to the river. It was a bit overgrown in some areas as well, and a few spots were a bit muddy, but nothing too bad. The trail widened up and the walk down to the river was nice. Plus, the view was great. If you geocache, there are a few caches hidden in the upper trails. Make sure to wear your bug spray as well. Particularly on those narrower trails.

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9 months ago

My son & I really enjoyed it. We walked the Blue Trail, Laverne Irving Trail & the North Trail. However, the North Trail is poorly marked; so be aware. The creek & waterfall were beautiful. We also enjoyed seeing the old stone foundations. Lots to see & talk about if you take your time.

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bugs
muddy
over grown
9 months ago

Great place! Great views! Wonderful waterfall and the water was the perfect temp! Bugs were out!

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bugs
9 months ago

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rocky
10 months ago

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10 months ago

This is another short trail with an amazing waterfall payoff. Nice little parking area. If you want to get straight to the falls, follow the Irving trail to where it dead ends. Irving trail is wide and gravel, but the first portion has a long hill you have to go up. At the end, you will see a sign pointing left that says “Falls.” Turn left, ignore any side trails(blue and red.) There will be another “Falls” sign down the path. Follow that to another fork. The upper trail will give you the best view of the falls, but hold on to your kids if they are with you. It’s a sheer drop to the rocks and nothing to stop you. You can also take the lower, muddy, waterlogged trail which brings you right to the top of the falls. Wear actual hiking boots and pants. On the way back, I decided to take the blue trail back to upper Irving. This was a decidedly more challenging hike up a muddy incline. Like, sliding, scrambling for tree roots for holds. Also, some blue flares here would be awesome. Only the start, end and junction of this trail has signs. I then came back to the fork and took the “North trail back to the 144 parking lot”. At least this trail has some yellow flares with animal footprints on it. It does still have a confusing small side trail that teeters on the edge of a steep incline over the forest. I followed it for a little bit then turned around when it got too narrow and treacherous. The north trail brings you back to a gravel road where you walk back to the 144 lot. Overall, about 2 miles. I did not do the Hudson River interpretive trail. There were a few mosquitoes but not much for how wet it was. I was the only one there.

10 months ago

Good trail for a short hike on a wet day. The main trail is well maintained and walkable and the creek/falls run deeper. Side trails are muddy but passable.

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