Martin Van Buren Outer Loop (White)

EASY 8 reviews

Martin Van Buren Outer Loop (White) is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kinderhook, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.4 miles
88 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing


nature trips



wild flowers



historic site

The Martin Van Buren Nature Park area is a diverse natural and recreational resource. There are multiple well marked loops within the area; the White "Outer Loop" proceeds along the perimeter of the area while the Red, Blue, and Yellow trails traverse the interior. The "Outer Loop" has one moderate 100 yard climb, but this is mostly flat. Many locations for scenery and wildlife.

13 days ago

An interesting plot of land. Tall trees but a lot of open space. Benches are sporadically placed around for scenic “views”, ie really just more trees. One cool thing is that they recently built a lot of wooden plank style walkways in areas that look like they get muddy. Can make it hard to pass people though.

nature trips
2 months ago

I'm afraid I can only rate this as an "eh." We came across some really badly-maintained areas, and the trail map doesn't really reflect the trail system once you get in there. I've been on worse, but I've also been on better.

nature trips
3 months ago

Although not far from town these great trails are for people of all experience levels and good for people of all ages. There is little elevation and these trails stay flat for the most part. The trails all loop back together so the chances of getting lost are none. It’s great for a quick escape from the outside world while staying close.

4 months ago

This area has many different loops for all ages. Would be a good area for an after dinner walk. After our recent wet winter and still warming spring, the last half mile was downright MUD ... and lots of it ... well up to my ankle in spots.

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