Saratoga National Park Battlefield Trail

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Saratoga National Park Battlefield Trail is a 11.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stillwater, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November.

DISTANCE
11.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
872 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

scenic driving

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

The Saratoga National Historical Park is within the Saratoga Battlefield in Stillwater, New York. The Tour Road is open usually from April 1 to mid-November depending upon weather conditions. You can walk, drive, or do a bike tour of the Battlefields on a beautifully paved roadway that features a nice bike lane. The bike lane is along the right edge of the roadway and is 4 feet wide and is intended for hikers as well. The tour road is one-way and loops through the battlefields exiting at the park entrance road near State Rt. 4 and the Hudson River. Entrance to the Park is free through April 30th. Beginning May 1st there is a $3.00 fee for bicyclists, or a $5.00 vehicle fee. The stops and informational signs introduce you to the history of the Battles of Saratoga in 1777 and the scenic views are breathtaking overlooking the upper Hudson River valley.

hiking
24 days ago

We visited this location today and were very pleased with the trail loop. the hike was very muddy and messy which was to be expected as a big thunderstorm came through yesterday. I loved learning the history behind the battle of 1777 while we hiked the historical trail. Our hike ended up being 4.6 miles. We will be back for sure!

1 month ago

enjoyable experience

road biking
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hiking
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hiking
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walking
2 months ago

Easy 4.2 mile walk along the historic Wilkinson Trail. You can also grab 4 stamps for your NPS passport as well.

walking
6 months ago

walking
9 months ago

11 months ago

Beautiful history and peaceful trail.

hiking
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

great place to hike on a sunny day

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

nice hike...marked well .great on a sunny day

Monday, June 13, 2016

great trails and beautiful sights

hiking
Friday, March 11, 2016

hiking
Monday, October 12, 2015

This was a great hike full of rich American history. The area itself is beautiful and the people that work at the visitors center are very knowledgeable and friendly.

hiking
Monday, October 12, 2015

The four mile hike was beautiful. We saw tons of deer. And getting to hear the history of the battles was a wonderful bonus. I went in early October which was the anniversary of some of the battles. It's insane to believe 237 years ago in the same place you are hiking there was a battle. Spooky to think about. They provide you literature on the battles, or have guided tours. Stop in the visitor center, the people who work there are so passionate about their jobs!

hiking
Saturday, October 10, 2015

road biking
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

scenic driving
Sunday, May 17, 2015

walking
Sunday, November 30, 2014