Roy H. Park Preserve Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews

Roy H. Park Preserve Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dryden, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
265 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

wildlife

blowdown

This is the North entrance to a 2.5 mile out and back trail between Irish Settlement Rd and Hammond Hill Rd that connects the preserve foot path to Hammond Hill trails. This trail is only a small piece of a larger trail system. This fairly easy but pleasant hike begins with a beautiful undulating promenade snaking through a small wetland that leads to the well marked trail. There is a 262 foot change in elevation. Dogs must be kept in leash as this is a wildlife preserve and you will likely see animals like deer and snapping turtles. Snakes and fish abound in the wetland as well. It is a lovely place to spend an afternoon exploring as this preserve borders the Hammond Hill State Forest trails, the Yellow Barn state forest and Cornell Old 600 Natural area. At the end of this main trail you will be at Hammond Hill Rd. If you go right a short distance on the road, you will be able to enter the Hammond Hill State Forest trail loop.

hiking
1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

A lovely walk through wetlands and forest that will bring you to the Hammond Hill trail system.