Sanders Preserve Trail is a 4.2 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.
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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.
I welcomed Spring in with a hike on the Area 1 loop (north side of preserve). Trail started out kind of crummy as there were plenty of post holes from bare boot walkers. It got better the farther into the woods I went. I went off trail quite a few times as the 1'+ of snow made for good travel through the open woods.
Walked the southern loop from the parking lot. Not much snow, but everything was very icy. Spikes were necessary for good footing in several areas. Beautiful day to be outside.
Dan and Maria K.
fun winter hike, uneventful
Was hoping to see the waterfall, but the near 5 mile loop we followed did not include it. Map provided at the trail head didn't show the location. Overall an uninteresting winter hike with not much of note.
Dan and Maria K.
2 hour hike to do the loop. Confusing at times as markers can take you different directions. Following All Trail loop is wise, there are laminated maps, some of which litter the trail. Some times you follow red markers then it changes to green markers. If you don't know the area, definitely wise to use phone tracker. All in all very nice picturesque walk though. Just be a little careful now. Leaves cover vertical rocks and roots.
Trail was marked clear and just cam to an end
We took the bottom trail marked "trail head." It goes nowhere and have to come back on same path. Very quiet and easy 2 mile hike. Will try the 4 mile loop next time.
Really easy trail, took an hr round trip.