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Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail

MODERATE 70 reviews

Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail is a 36.7 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Albany, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 36.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,062 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

road biking

walking

running

forest

lake

partially paved

river

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Easy to use paved trail. Perfect for biking, walking, jogging. 36 stretch of bike path. Perfect for walking, jogging, bike riding. Lots of spaces to have a picnic, bird watch, and to view the wild life. Hardest part of the trail is there are some large hills where you have to get off your bike and walk it down. It crosses the road in multiple areas.

road biking
1 month ago

really nice bike path, but 'features a lake'? no lake, just beautiful river views, eagles, herons.

hiking
2 months ago

love this trail esp along aqueduct rd. so peaceful, little piece of heaven to me

road biking
3 months ago

Black top trail. Great condition and fast. Not many road crossing and plenty of shade. Great ride.

road biking
7 months ago

Great trail that follows the river and offers many benches and break points. Bikes without suspension may be uncomfortable to ride over the patches of cracked pavement.

10 months ago

Flat, good for time trial, speed, warm-ups.

road biking
Sat Oct 20 2018

One of my favorite locations to ride. Great views and little traffic.

mountain biking
Sun Apr 22 2018

Great trail! Great for photographers! See a lot of nature and wildlife of all kinds. Great settings! Many places to stop and take it all in!

mountain biking
Sun Apr 23 2017

running
Fri Jun 03 2016

Loveee this trail. One of my favorites

Sat Apr 30 2016

Very pretty and pleasant. I go often after work and there are always lots of people out. There are a few sections that put your on residential roads that aren't optimal. Otherwise, it's perfect. Great for dogs.

road biking
Sun Jun 22 2014

Great bike path! Usually go from Rotterdam Junction to Scotia or Fort Hunter to Amsterdam. i highly recommend. Nice places to stop along the way.

walking
Sat Jun 07 2014

Very nice path.

Sat May 31 2014

I love this trail for running!

hiking
Thu Jan 02 2014

This trail is great for biking, walking and running - we have enjoyed many parts of the trail from Albany through Schenectady and beyond. There are many spots along the trail where you will see trailheads into side trails - some are actual public trails and others are not so look for the signs. There are many spots with picnic tables, benches and views and many access points as well.

road biking
Sun Aug 26 2012

it's an alright bike way not much privacy or solitude can be found on this bikeway... but if you're looking for a non stop easy ride the trail is perfect, it has nice scenic spots and it's not too buggy... in the corning preserve area I recommend not traveling through there after dusk.

walking
Wed Aug 22 2012

I have walked the sections between SCCC and Kiwanis Park in Schenectady so many times that my husband just couldnt' stand it anymore! This is a nicely paved pathway that has on and off views of the Mohawk River. People roller-blade, walk, run and bike on this trail. From SCCC to Lock 8 is a nice route with some short hills. The paved pathway twists and turns so you don't always see the river. This section tends to be busier too. Start at Lock 8 and head toward Kiwanis Park-nicer section. You see the river for quite a bit, cross over a small wooden pedestrian bridge, by an old rock wall and then curve around toward a natural habitat that the DEC set up a couple years ago, that has changed significantly since the floods. You do have 890 on you're right, which may not be pleasant for some people. Kiwanis Park is a perfect stop off. It's right on the river with plenty of picnic tables to rest, snack or eat lunch at. If you continue past Lock 8, it is very straight until you cross 5S. The section from 5S to the Railroad tracks, I typically avoid. There are some aggressive geese about halfway down this section. I've also down sections from Niskayuna Train station to Lock 7. I found this section well maintained but way too straight for my liking. Walking it seemed like the path to nowhere. The scenery was alright. I've also down Lock 7 toward Blatnick Park. Well maintained. The hill is quite steep and long but the views of the Mohawk River are beautiful from that elevation. Past there is alright, but nothing special. The section near the Rexford Bridge is tricky to find but is a decent section with beautiful scenery as you travel up a significantly long incline. As you get to the top, you'll be near the Niskayuna soccer field. The section past the Boathouse along Maxon Road was quite buggy when I walked it last fall. There really was not much scenery and the trail was flat. For walking, that was boring, but for biking, I'm sure that makes it much easier.

mountain biking
Wed Jul 18 2012

I have biked this trail regularly. It is a paved trail. The section I have spent my time on runs from Albany to Watervliet. Most of my time on this trail have been in the mornings during the week, little to no people since most are working. One of the benefits to my work schedule.

hiking
Thu May 17 2012

try Little Falls ny moss island.. history ice cave scenery rock climbing water sports .....

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