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Normans Kill Preserve - West Trail

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Delmar, New York

Normans Kill Preserve - West Trail is a 1.1 mile loop trail located near Delmar, New York that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.1 miles Elevation Gain: 114 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

forest

This property is 30 acres in size. Mostly wooded with open fields along the creek. A "musical bridge" spans a small ravine. Over 1 mile of generally easy walking trails, with some steeper slopes. Not that there is no connection between the Normans Kill West and Normans Kill East parcels and thus their respective trails.

hiking
blowdown
fee
flooded
private property
scramble
2 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Definitely some ups and downs! A deer ran past VERY close to the hikers in front of us, like, a yard away. Beautiful creek view, and a steep-ish path down to the water. there is a bit of a drop off at points, not for people with vertigo. the music bridge was totally worth the mystery

bird watching
7 days ago

Easy trail, mainly through deciduous forest but opens to a nice grassland by the Normanskill. A small patch of conifers on the second leg of the journey, nice underbrush perfect for birds. Lots of migratory species seen!

hiking
9 days ago

Nothing special. OK 1 mile light hike through thin woods and by the creek.

hiking
muddy
24 days ago

Nice trail. Loved the musical bridge. Still really muddy.

hiking
28 days ago

Nice, easy, scenic trail. Muddy in spots, but passable

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Great, easy scenic trail.. close to home.. saw a few small snakes... a bit muddy but definitely worth the views when you get to the waters edge!

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Very muddy so I’m glad I wore my boots but it was a nice little hike. Easy to find and the trails are well marked. Will definitely be back.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

A good but muddy hike. There’s a good place to go down to the river.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Good lil trail but lots of slippery mud. Everyone except my husband fell in it. Lol. Decent incline in places. River is pretty. Would def return once dries out a little.

We thought this hike would be a quick checking of the box...boy were we wrong. This is a great little hike for only 1.2 miles it’s quite a workout. Yes there is mud and it’s the thick slippery kind but we didn’t think it was that bad and it kind of keeps your attention towards the hiking. Another capital District must hike!

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

My dog and I enjoy the dog park here as well as the open field with river access. Tons of animals to chase! Nice easy trail. Very muddy, but that doesn’t stop us.

muddy
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Took my dogs out for an early spring walk. Considering the time of the year it wasn’t really too muddy. But you should still wear a pair of boots. Probably pretty in the fall…

hiking
snow
5 months ago

hiking
snow
5 months ago

Perfect trail conditions.

hiking
muddy
6 months ago

hiking
muddy
6 months ago

hiking
muddy
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

nice river view

hiking
over grown
rocky
scramble
8 months ago

This trail was more difficult than we expected, given its “easy” rating. There is plentiful parking in an office park-like setting. The beginning of the trail is a moderately steep drop, made more treacherous by lots of loose rocks. The beginning is the worst part, though, and the rest of the walk was pretty. The trail had lots of ups and downs and provides a good workout.

hiking
muddy
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

I was hoping for river access, but otherwise it was great. Very pretty, well maintained apart from some downed trees. Plenty of shade.

hiking
over grown
9 months ago

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