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Reist Sanctuary Yellow Trail Loop is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Schenectady, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.4 mi Elevation gain 75 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Walking Forest Wildlife
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Brian Gregoire
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Patrick LaCoss
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Hiking

Heavy lead coverage on the trail. Clear signage, easy pathways. Some decay on the bridges. A nice short trail, although you can't shake the feeling you're basically in someone's backyard

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Megan O'Brien
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Vast Emptiness

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John Chinski
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Daniel Johnson
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Daniel Johnson
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Hiking

Lovely walk in the woods. Very popular.

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Bethany Lynn
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Hiking

This is a great relatively easy hike. main trail is the yellow loop with 2 blue trails the northern and southern. Northern has a few hills southern has some bridges in need of repair. There is a hidden river trail that runs across the sanctuary. All red trails lead out of the sanctuary to roads. There are some down trees on the yellow trail due to the last storm we had.

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Daniel Schuldt
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Hiking

A bit buggy but a nice walk in the woods

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Katie Bonesteel
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Hiking

Very picturesque, great trail for the kids

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Susan F.
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HikingBugs

This was a pretty trail with a few ups and downs to make it interesting. The hardest part was finding a place to park. We ended up at Union College’s Kelly Adirondack Center, where there was a trailhead and a nice map. The trail was a little muddy due to recent storms. Bring insect repellent- the mosquitos were biting!

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Lori Gordon
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Walking

Beautiful scenic walk. Perfect for a quick walk with the dog. Very quiet and peaceful. Looked like it could get muddy but it was perfect today. Mostly shade so perfect for a hot day.

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Julia M
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Hiking

Meandering and criss-crossing flat trails. You can still see backs of houses here and there, but nice trails overall. Also what looks like could be a Nature Center of sorts in the parking lot — but of course closed at this time.

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Tara Wood
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Muddy

Very muddy but pretty. a typical trail for northeast NY. We did see a deer.

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Mary Tubbs
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HikingBridge outMuddy

Wonderful trail! Great for kids! Parts of the trail are very muddy this time of year but with the proper clothes and shoes, it’s not a problem. There is a bridge partially collapsed on the blue trail but it’s not impassable. (Not expecting that to get fixed soon as nonessential employees are not working.)

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Karen Hansen
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HikingFloodedWashed out

This was a nice little surprise less than 2 miles from our house. Although the trail was wet from the rain, there were some bridges that weren’t flooded over but still a nice secluded spot to hike with young kids

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Chris Smith
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Hiking

My first time on this trail. A bit icy this time out, but still a good walk. I went all the way out through the blue trail as well. From the walk and the scenery it's definitely a trail I'll visit again when this summer.

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B K
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HikingFloodedMuddy

Pleasant and tranquil, with well-marked trails and nice foliage/wildlife. However, rain tends to cause significant flooding near the south area (yellow and blue trails). Waterproof shoes definitely necessary if you're heading to that area, if it's rained recently or there's melting snow. When I went, it was ankle-deep in some areas.

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Jim Bird
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HikingBugsMuddy

This is a mice trail, though quite muddy in spots. I have RA, but was able to walk the entire loop. Many of the trees are quite old and there are several small creeks and run-offs. There is a spot that was once maintenanced by the Boy Scouts; I would like to see someone finish what they started. The mud was a bit difficult with my balance issues, but it was well worth the walk!

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Elyssah Baker
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HikingSnow

there was some ice and mud, but that is expected for the time of year. the ice and snow made it a little more challenging, but it was worth it

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Danielle Burke
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Running

Saw a lot of deer on the trail this morning. Absolutely beautiful weather. Came across a few large downed trees, but not many. You can tell someone is maintaining the trail. Everything is in very good condition. Being a beginner, this has become my go to trail for running.

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Matthew Werblin
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Hiking

I hiked the entire Yellow Trail and Blue Trail today with a friend. We had a very nice hike! It is a bit buggy but the insect repellent we used was very effective. There was some mud in a few places, but not bad at all. The trails are very well-marked and generally well-groomed, with the exception of a few fallen trees/large branches that you kind of have to crawl under/around. It was not the most scenic hike, but it was very peaceful. It was mostly flat with just a few small hills and almost the entirety of it was forest that was not particularly dense with trees. I would highly recommend it to just about anyone!

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Christi Hayden
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Hiking

Buggy. Poorly maintained in a few spots. Broken bridges etc. some wet spots but some have boardwalks or logs that others have laid to use as stepping stones. Saw one deer standing in the middle of the trail. Overall it was nice and would do it again.

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Rick Wezowicz
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Walking

The northern park of this trail area is awesome; nice track, ups and downs, meandering thru the wood; the southern section though is quite muddy ... some boardwalks do exist but after a rain it will be muddy and flooded. I wouldn’t recommend the southern area to kids or animals until it dries out.

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Allie Dordon
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Hiking

I'm not usually one to complain about bugs when I'm outside, where most bugs do live, but this place was seriously buggy. I also brought along my small dog and she had a blast and loved it, though there was some Glass on the blue trail so I had to carry her a bit and also some of the boards on the bridges were spaced pretty widely and I had to carry her across so she wouldn't hurt herself. Otherwise an easy, pleasant walk.

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Tick Magnet
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I hiked this trail this afternoon with my daughter, It was a great, flat trail with several bridges over the wet spots. It took us about an hour to hike the yellow, blue and red trail loop from the Oakmont St. trailhead. There was no snow or ice in the woods and we had a great time looking at woodpecker holes and climbing ancient sand dunes. The highlight was seeing eleven deer run by us just before we came back to the parking area,. My daughter was thrilled.

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Michael Martin
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