Rockefeller Preserve Trail

EASY 142 reviews

Rockefeller Preserve Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mt Pleasant, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
42 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

trail running
2 days ago

Great selection of trails! Make sure and take a map of you're adventurous like me

21 days ago

a go-to walk for me. this trail allows add extra loops to make this as long a hike as you'd want

hiking
3 months ago

Loved it.
Took my 2-1/2 year old for a walk today on the trails weather was great people were nice and friendly. Tons of trails to choose from I was going to do the lake loop but changed my mind and walked to the 13 bridges instead a nice workout beautiful peaceful nature walk. Would definitely recommend for little legs with lots of energy.

5 months ago

Nice lake in tarrytown to chill out in.

5 months ago

Nice easy loop around a lake but not really strenuous at all. Nice place to walk the dogs or go for a jog. To get your heart pumping try some of the other trails at Rockefeller.

6 months ago

Had fun with the family!!

hiking
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Easy trail to stroll through nature. Great trail to see cows, sheep, fox, deer and snake along the way. Dirt road for majority of the walk.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Seriously beautiful any time of day. Don't miss Lucy's Loop!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Perfect walking trails!

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Nice paved path

hiking
Monday, December 05, 2016

Nice stroll around Swan Lake

Monday, September 26, 2016

Easy walking paths with lots of nature on the way. Love this for a mid-week nature fix!

Friday, July 01, 2016

Nice see plenty of animals

walking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Really nice trail! Great for beginners or light walkers. Definitely nice for families with young kids. The trails are mostly gravel roads which makes it easy to follow and great for running. Quite a bit of horse poop but we didn't mind since the trail didn't smell like a barn. Speaking of barns, we took a detour to stone barns center and saw some cute ducks and chickens. The kids there were loving it.

Went at 9:30 and the trails were super quiet. Started to get packed an hour and a half later when we were leaving. Would return for a run!

walking
Saturday, June 11, 2016

There was not much to look at or do on the trail. Barely a trail, just a walk around a swampy "lake." Park has not been maintained evidence due to horse poop all along the trail and trees not nicely preserved. Saw a horse! That was about it.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Liked swan lake trail, there is plenty to do at the preserve
Loved it, it was beautiful

walking
Sunday, May 01, 2016

A very beautiful place! Easy walking but so many trails that connect. An 8 mile walk/hike made for a beautiful day!

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Amazing , and beautiful trail. Been here so many time ❤️and every time I go back I love it more and more.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Beautiful trails and you can spend hours hiking but very easy and a little boring. We prefer a more challenging hike.
As another reviewer stated, there is A LOT of horse poop on the trails which is somewhat annoying when you have kids and dogs with you.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Very nice but lots of horse shit on the trails, and no water under the 13 bridges!

walking
Friday, September 11, 2015

One of the most beautiful places to walk in the country.

walking
Saturday, August 22, 2015

Amazing ! I love this trail.

hiking
Saturday, August 01, 2015

Nothing too challenging, but there are a variety of hikes to choose from. Great for beginners and younger children due to the facilities and the terrain.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Saw a lot of animals

hiking
Saturday, June 27, 2015

I have walked the trails at this park for years and I keep finding one that I've not done before. Awesome place.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Beautiful scenery in all seasons easy to
Moderate depending on the course. I love this place.

hiking
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Great preserve with multiple trail options. You could choose to circle the lake for a relatively flat "walk" or venture on to other trails for an extended hike. I have hiked with my dog here for hours, up some good inclines, crossed highways and roads, this preserve is huge. You can grab a trail map at the buildings near the main parking area. There is a parking fee during peak season. I have seen tons of wildlife here during hikes including deer.

hiking
Sunday, June 22, 2014

Nice trail for good friends with basic hiking skills

hiking
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A great place to amble on a Sunday afternoon. The trail around Swan Lake is crushed gravel and can be walked in a half hour making it accessible for those who may have handicaps or are elderly. Trails off the main loop add for more challenging hikes. I even got lost once on these spur trails. If you have more time, one trail leads all the way to the Hudson River - I have yet to take this trail.

hiking
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wonderful strolling place to take your kids and friends on a weekend. There is enough workout to get everyone hungry before dinner and close enough to the city. Horse riding is fun too, especially for beginners

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