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.

Length4.1 miElevation gain603 ftRoute typeLoop
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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.

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Chile Chez O
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LOADED with TICKS!!! Open but definite low swamped out areas so quite muddy!!! Glenville’s range very close by so gunfire possible.

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Tick Magnet
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HikingGreat!Icy

Checked out the waterfall this morning and it was freezing over nicely. Enough water was still going over the edge to produce a good echo in the deep ravine. Finished up by doing the small loop from Pt. B to Pt. C. Trail was half ice, half clear. Microspikes were a big help on the icy parts and going down the steep slope to the waterfall. Beautiful morning to be out in the woods.

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carly briggs
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tammy thayer
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Shaun Smith
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Enjoyed it on the a nice afternoon. Nano spikes and poles helped a lot

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John Mahar Sr.
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Cold but wonderful

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Katie Elaine
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Muddy & gunshots

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Jen Marshall
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HikingGreat!

I LOVE trail running at Sanders Preserve, but be aware during hunting season. I encountered many hunters on my last visit. Wear bright clothing or pick another trail if it makes you uncomfortable. Not really sure why they allow hunting considering the presence hiking trails and close proximity to homes.

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Karissa Kuebaugh
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Charles Effinger
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Toni Goslin
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Nice easy trail. Well groomed and marked

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John Mahar Sr.
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Beautiful as ever.

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Sherry Kirk
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Trail had lots of rocks and tree roots but still enjoyed it. Well until we got home with our 3 dogs.They are loaded with little ticks. Baths here we come so just beware. Husband had some on him too

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Charles Effinger
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Susan Baines
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WalkingRocky

There are signs posted that hunting is allowed with a permit there was no designation listed. That made us a little uncomfortable. We decided to try it anyway. About 1/2 a mile in we started hearing gunshots so we turned around. It’s beautiful otherwise.

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Deirdre Stevens
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John Mahar Sr.
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Good. Rooty and rocky at points, but a scenic and very enjoyable trail. The trails are clearly labeled with either color coding or letters, but there are no reliable trail maps at the trailhead or on the trails. Great place for walking the dog!

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Shaun Smith
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Dryest time of year so I shot for and succeeded in covering every foot of trail. I tried to repeat steps as little as possible but it was necessary to double back several times

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Jessica Padula
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Lots to explore. Easy terrain

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Danielle A
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Ryan Sage
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Fernando Vargas
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The loop section needs a little work

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Steven Zymanek
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Started down pouring while hiking. Overall a nice hike, easy to identify the trails. Would totally do it a day it doesn’t rain.

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Maxwell Heintz
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Good conditions generally. Trails need to be better marked in some areas (e.g. between points R and H).

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Joshua Conway
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Nice trail for a walk. Not a whole lot to look at. The train was quite overgrown and muddy in some spots.

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Kelli Marley
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Great walk, could have brought my blind dog too trails are well labeled and funny how the different trees are marked too for educational purposes waterfalls were beautiful but the big ones are harder to get to but just follow the deer trails good experience

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Kay Lovesnature
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