Old Croton Aqueduct Trail: Sleepy Hollow

MODERATE 24 reviews

Old Croton Aqueduct Trail: Sleepy Hollow is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Croton-on-Hudson, New York that features a waterfall 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.

DISTANCE
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
416 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rails trails

road biking

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

views

waterfall

trail running
2 days ago

26 days ago

Not a great trail, there are houses and roads right next to it. It's pretty flat and wide, and it's more of a walk than a hike. There's a train station at one end, in Sleepy Hollow, and parking at the other end.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

trail running
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

walking
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

OCA actually is well beyond croton-on-Hudson . It is a linear state park 20+ miles that runs south(Bronx border) to north (Putnam border) in westchester . Very diverse - woods, backyards of modest homes and cutting through huge estates (eg Lyndhurst). Some of OCA winds through village streets. It's signature are the column vents that pop up every mile or so to allow flow of water from Catskills (?) to NYC many years ago. Great views of Hudson.

hiking
Saturday, May 28, 2016

The aquaduct is great and a sight to enjoy. I have lived in NY for so many years and didn't realize such a beautiful place is so near by. It is very calming to watch the aquaduct. Hiking / trekking is quite easy and simple. A nice, quick get-away place.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Though it's well maintained and has some interesting sightseeing, it cuts right through people's backyard and gives zero sense of solitude.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

I started the trail in Tarrytown. It stunk at first because you're cutting through streets and backyard. Once you're in Sleepy Hallow you'll go to a beautiful part of the trail. You'll be along highways for a bit until you hit Ossining and from there's its quiet and peaceful. Just you and the birds!