Orange Trail

EASY 1 reviews

Orange Trail is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near New Scotland, New York that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
278 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

old growth

over grown

This 415-acre preserve is located in New Scotland and Berne, within Albany County, NY. Crossing several small streams and winding through a variety of woodland habitats, the 2.5 mile long orange-marked trail at Hannacroix Ravine Preserve has a few steep climbs. There are some 100-year-old hemlocks along the creek. Other trees, most common in the area west of the creek, include beech, yellow birch, basswood, red oak, sugar maple and red pine. In the spring, visitors often find a brilliant display of wildflowers, including columbine, hepatica, Dutchman’s breeches and bloodroot.

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked this today after work; the first mile of the trail is really nice well marked, nice track, BUT the second mile and a half was a downer; not well marked, no bridges over muddy areas and/or streams. After climbing a nicely routed switchback, there is a long section of what looks like and old rock slab road along long rock walls which would have been property lines in the past. The section goes for almost a half mile without a single marking making the trail-goer wonder if they are lost. Overall, I give this trail a C+.