Lisha Kill Preserve

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Lisha Kill Preserve is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Schenectady, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
324 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

wild flowers

The Lisha Kill Preserve, owned by the Nature Conservancy, is a rare example of an old growth forest in a developed area. Some of trees (Eastern white pine and Eastern hemlock) are estimated to be well over 200 years old. Route 7 was originally slated to pass through this lovely forest. Through the efforts of local residents, it was saved for future generations. The trail (marked with red) heads south crossing a creek on a small bridge. Soon you reach a T-intersection. Bear right and continue along the top edge of the ravine. The trail drops down to the level of the stream before climbing again and returning you back at the T-intersection. Turn right and head back to the parking area. A short spur trail (marked with white and blue) leads to a housing development off of Rosendale Rd.

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hiking
1 month ago

Great trail that's easy to find. It's well marked except for the very beginning. Once you are on it, easy to follow. It's mostly shade and very peaceful especially by the babbling brook. It's a keeper. Good trail to take your dog too!

trail running
1 month ago

Nice little short trail. Only elevation is basically at the beginning of the trail as you descend towards the river. Well marked and well maintained

1 month ago

I loved the Trail, just I wouldn't go again at night! Definitely will recommend this preserve

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1 month ago

Good trail. Well marked.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Best trail near home and I did not know about this one.Everything on this trail is so perfect..A stream along the trail, kids friendly and beautiful woods..My 3 year old had good time!!!

hiking
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hiking
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walking
2 months ago

Very nice trail well marked I would rate little harder than easy but great exercise for an hour.

2 months ago

I drove past the entrance to this little gem a few times before I found the tiny sign for it. I'm glad I persisted because it was a gorgeous trail! It was well marked and it was easy to see the trail, even without markers. There were quite a few bugs from all of the wet weather, but still beautiful.