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Mohawk River State Park Loop is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Schenectady, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.

Length 2.2 mi Elevation gain 177 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Cross country skiing

Hiking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Muddy

Rocky

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Getting There

Mohawk River State Park covers 107 acres in the vicinity of Lock 7 and has a boat launch as well as hiking trails. New York State purchased what was previously known as the Schenectady Museum Natural Preserve when making this park. The Mohawk Hudson Hike-Bike trail runs through park and serves as the starting point for a number of interconnected trails through the woods including the John F Brown Trail system which run through 100 acres of Niskayuna Town Land North of the park. Terrain is varied and runs through a number of ecosystems: mixed forests, overgrown fields, ravines. There are a few hills but the trails switchback so they aren't too steep. Most of the stream crossings have bridges. There are some older, informational signs and a number of newer markers providing some identification details for the trees they are on.

There is parking at the intersection of the Hike Bike Trail and Lock 7 road, the Lock 7 parking lots as well as next to the wastewater treatment plant on Whitmyer Drive. It's also possible to start at Blatnick park and follow the disk golf course to hole 4 where it intersects with the trail.

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Jeanette Sullivan
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Daniel Schuldt
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Hiking

I like this trail because it’s really close to my house and has LOTS of options for exploring. We bumped into some polite mountain bikers. The forest did smell around the waste treatment plant. Good stroll through the hike but not a lot of views b

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Chelsea Britton
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Melvin Rodriguez
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Muddy

The parking area near Lock 7 was closed for some construction so I didn’t get to enjoy being by the river so that was a bummer. The trail would have been ok, just ok since there were no views to speak of, but there were too many sections that were extremely muddy. I didn’t care for that at all. Is say that the moderate level is accurate. Maybe on lower end of that if it weren’t so muddy.

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Jill Miglin
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Hiking

Nice trail for a quick little hike. Could have been better marked. And going by the water treatment plant can be a bit smelly.

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Kelly Farry
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HikingMuddy

great place for a hike. lots to see.muddy in spots. the bridges are in rough shape

Robert G.
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Hiking

Started off good, but then got bad smell around sewage plant? Not well marked. Would be great project for local students to mark this out better

Patrick LaCoss
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Very diverse trail, bit hard to determine what was and wasn't on the path. Found ourselves out at the road a few times and skirted private property. Otherwise a very nice path with a large variety of flora, elevation, and biomes. Hopped off the trail briefly to watch dragonflies dance at a small river bend (stay on the trail folks).

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Elyssah Baker
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Toril Heggen
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Running

Very peaceful. Markers for the loop are hard to follow.

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Bad smell

Kyle Seniw
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A personal favorite. Beautiful views and easy access to the creek that weaves throughout the trails. Excellent for anything from a casual walk to exploring. Difficult to get lost, wide trails.

Tick Magnet
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Walking
First to Review

My first trip here today. There were a lot of trails to follow and they seem a little confusing, but you really can't get lost. However, the map was very helpful. https://www.niskayuna.org/sites/niskayunany/files/uploads/lock7trailmap_final.pdf Parking at Lock 7 upper lot provided easy access to the park. There is some up and down and the trail was a little icy today. The trail network leaves the State Park and eventually connects with Niskayuna's Blatnick Park.

Abby Reed
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Deek Velagandula
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Kara Vanderveer
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Tara Wood
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Tara Wood
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Schuyler Poukish
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Kevin Thompson
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Daniel Johnson
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Jeff Young
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Nicole Vitelli
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Dhavena k
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Angela Yodis
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Erika Flood
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