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.

trail running
2 hours 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

5 days ago

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

6 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
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hiking
17 days ago

19 days ago

Good trail. Well marked.

25 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

27 days 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
28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

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

1 month 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.

walking
1 month ago

Fun place to walk and explore, kid friendly for sure

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

It's a great little hike! The two side trails add to the exercise but the main trail has all the cool fixings.

1 month ago

2 months ago

Great place. Haven't been here in twenty years. Trails are very well marked.