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Sanders Preserve Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Schenectady, New York that features a waterfall 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: 4.1 miles Elevation Gain: 603 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

waterfall

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

scramble

Sanders Preserve is a loop trail located near Schenectady, New York that features a waterfall 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.

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
12 days ago

This trail was super overgrown, not marked very well, muddy, buggy, and boring.

hiking
13 days ago

Stream is almost dried up. Really steep part past bench .

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
14 days ago

The loop was full of bugs with a large amount of spiderwebs blocking the path. Would not visit again.

hiking
bugs
17 days ago

20 days ago

Had a great time. Trails aren't marked well. We had to use All Trail app to get back on the correct trail twice.

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muddy
20 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Wife and I Hiked here today. Ended up going about 2.5 miles. Couple of muddy sections, but nothing we couldn't get around without any issues. (Our muck boots came in really handy). Fun hike, Look forward to going back soon!

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rocky
1 month ago

Personally, I Loved this trail. Maybe I chose a good day because it hasn’t rained and I only did the straight trail. if you look at the map there’s a straight shot, I did that part. Just because it’s straight it doesn’t mean it’s easy. I would rate this trail MODERATE, def not easy. So from the start you kind of go downhill, I walked that, it took me 30 minutes. At the bottom there’s a creek I turned around and ran back, because it was uphill it took me another 30 minutes. This trail is a well beaten path it’s not like you’re running through the wilderness , it is very nice, although the trail has a lot of rocks and branches on the ground, I would definitely be careful if you are running. I would definitely not recommend this trail for strollers or toddlers. And I don’t feel like I’m being an overprotective mother there are some places where it’s so steep, I’m gonna try to post some pictures but it doesn’t do it justice. I think the locals know that this is not a place for strollers because I saw a lot of people on the street with strollers. On the trail i ran into no one. For a good glute workout, highly recommend, leave the little ones at home.

1 month ago

will not do this one again. it was like walking through a steam the whole way there and back ugh

hiking
blowdown
bugs
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
washed out
1 month ago

Parts of the trail I was on looked like it hasn’t been used in years. If it weren’t for the trail markers I would’ve thought differently. Very muddy and buggy. Needs to be cleaned up

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bugs
muddy
rocky
2 months ago

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muddy
2 months ago

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muddy
off trail
2 months ago

Hard to follow trails

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muddy
2 months ago

Extremely muddy and not well marked.

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muddy
2 months ago

Hiked with Dan and Sammy. Muddy. Shitty trails. Trail marker make no sense...many trails have several markers of different colors on them.

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muddy
2 months ago

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