Old Mine Railroad Trail

EASY 49 reviews

Old Mine Railroad Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Putnam Valley, New York that features a lake 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.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
180 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

bugs

snow

13 days ago

I was looking for a short beautiful hike and this one was perfect! The trails were easy to follow (yellow->red->blue) and generally wide and smooth. Signs of spring are showing but there are a few final patches of snow. The stream crossings were challenging but doable with high water levels. Hiking poles came in handy for stability here! We turned left where the blue trail goes left to go down the Sunken Mine Road. Since it was around sunset, we saw a lot of beavers, two of which gnawing on trees along the shores. Very cute and fun to watch! The hike took us about 2 hours but that was with many stops for pictures and to enjoy the peace!

17 days ago

Beautiful snowy day with pussy willows in bloom by lake. Very peaceful on a Friday...can’t wait for all the mountain laurel to bloom!

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3 months ago

Quite a frigid day to hit this trail but it was lovely despite the fact it was 8 degrees when I started it. Began on sunken mine road and took the yellow trail to the blue trail and back to sunken mine road...overall slightly under 4 miles for the loop. Overall Trail was nice and easy

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9 months ago

Great easy trail !

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9 months ago

Fairly easy breezy trail. Good for dogs and great if you don't want much of a challenge and a lake view.

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10 months ago

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11 months ago

Great for people of all ages and hiking abilities. Couple of areas where you have to walk across tiny streams. Beautiful view of the lake and very well marked trail.

11 months ago

Fun trail with some easy stretches and a little bit of hopping across streams/climbing up/across rocks. It's very well marked but, as others have mentioned, you start taking the yellow trail, then red, then blue. Be mindful of those turn-offs (they're also well marked) and you'll be good. Suuuuuuper buggy, so keep your mouth closed!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Beautiful hike with lots of scenic spots along lake and on wider railroad trail. Make sure you take the red trail after the yellow wide railroad trail to complete the loop. We went 0.4 miles off on sunken rd and had to backtrack but it was beautiful. Took our 1.5 yr old but a little long and difficult in spots where we had to cross streams or rock formations.

hiking
Thursday, January 05, 2017

Easy and exciting hike with great photo ops. Especially pretty but a little icy in the winter.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

very relaxing and easy. Nice scenery

hiking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Hike was short and simple.....good one for kids or beginners. DEFINITELY bring bug spray.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

this trail was easy and somewhat challenging, pretty and fun.

hiking
Friday, March 23, 2012

This is my favorite all-around trail in Fahnstock. I've been hiking this trail for over 40 years and there is something for everyone- easy to moderate sections for hiking, x-country skiing for the bold, birding, watching wildlife and flora. This is the trail for beginners to get hooked on the outdoors and begin a life-long ambition of hiking. Enjoy!

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