Peebles Island Perimeter Trail

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Peebles Island Perimeter Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Waterford, New York that features a river 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
164 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

hiking

sea kayaking

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

River rapids, wildlife, steep cliffs, dog and kid friendly, wilderness close to home. Peebles Island is a nature-lover's treasure. The Perimeter Trail winds through open meadows, a hardwood forest, along cliff tops, and past river rapids in it's two-mile loop. White-tail deer, beaver, skunks, hawks, owls and water fowl can be spotted, especially in the early morning hours. Numerous trails criss-cross the island and are preferable during the summer months when the park receives a high volume of visitors. Fishing with a permit is allowed, and picnic tables are available along the route. Though located within eye-shot of nearby towns, the rapids at the southeast shore drown out the sound of traffic, and three nearby uninhabited islands offer wilderness views to the west. Thus protected, Peebles Island offers nature walks that are both diverse and serene.

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

walking
2 days ago

Nice easy walk. Cool views and lots of deer.

16 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

A little unknown treasure so close to the city. Beautiful views along the river, well maintained trails under the canopy of trees, wildlife, etc. A short drive from home and so worth taking a morning or afternoon hike.

walking
23 days ago

Nice and enough people but not to many. Great look out points of the river. Would do it again.

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

trail running
1 month ago

I love this place. I grew up coming here and I actually just started trail running here. Definitely a great place to trail run, there's so much nature to see on this little island. I suggest parking at the visitors center on the Waterford side and walking over the bridge as well, it's free to park there. This spot is also great to take kids to

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful place to spend a day. By the water, easy trail, about 2 miles, lots of wildlife, places to rest, picking area with a restroom. No food available for purchase on the island, so plan accordingly. You can rent kayaks and explore the area from the water. Great place!

hiking
1 month ago

Love it. Get there several times a week.

walking
1 month ago

Directions took me through Troy. Would do better to take 787 to the end, make a right and find sign on left. Would have saved me lots of time. If your dog goes nuts for deer be careful. Deer all over within 50 ft. My dog thinks they're antisocial dogs so we were fine. Nice views, easy walk but shear cliff drops.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Easy walk with lots of fauna! Blue heron, bald eagles, deer, cormorant, CDN geese, ducks, etc. Lots of great waterfall views. Can see where Hudson and Mohawk meet. Great picnicking and bathrooms available.

hiking
1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

Really great place. Well maintained.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

I have visited this gem about 5 times and always enjoy the experience. Very easy hike with pleasant scenery along the way. we spotted a bald eagle on our last trip. Very neat!