Sanders Preserve Trail

EASY 48 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
459 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

waterfall

wildlife

muddy

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
17 days ago

The trail map is a little confusing but trails were good. Not very muddy

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Did a short walk to the waterfall this morning. There wasn't a lot of water in Washout Cr., but it was still pretty nice. The warblers and vireos were singing up a storm today.

2 months ago

2 months ago

snowshoeing
4 months ago

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.

walking
5 months ago

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.

5 months ago

6 months ago

fun winter hike, uneventful

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

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.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

walking
8 months ago

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.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago