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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length11.5 miElevation gain715 ftRoute typeLoop
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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. Accessibility: Only the paved bike lane (four feet wide) is considered wheelchair and stroller friendly. There are very steep sections on this route past the first 2.6 miles where the estimated grade is greater than 12% and wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller users may need assistance or to turn back. The steepest sections have been marked with waypoints.

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Stacy Gregory
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Defreestville Dan
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Joe Xu
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Mathew Macedo
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Allison Defibaugh
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Easy hikes with some gentle rises handicap assessable to contact… Lots of good things to see..

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Don Ruberg
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scott wilson
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Kyle Wright
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Ryan Welsh
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A lot of great walking. Great sights and a heck of a lot of cool/interesting points to stop at. Great great walk but would recommend biking instead

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Kyle Wright
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Stephen Davis
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Road bikingGreat!
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Stephen Davis
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Ben Mc
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great biking with no cars as closed to cars with covid shutdown. with cars you share a one way road. at about 6 mile mark you can take alternate route back down a service road after stop 5 of the battle tour. bring water as no shade on the road.

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Julia M
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We walked the 4.2 mile loop — fun and informative! Good for an overcast day, bc there is lots of open areas where the sun would beat down u otherwise

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Jennifer Hollenbeck
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Very nice trail. Great views so much history. I wouldn’t go as far as calling it easy. There are a few challenging hills to get up and some are a steady incline. I will be back though to make it the last 1.5 miles on my bike that I had to walk

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Pete North
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I think this was a bit more challenging than “easy” (bike loop). There were a few long climbs and we were surprised to find the last 1.5 miles were on a road with cars and there was no shoulder/bike path (although there were very few cars). We should have done more research.

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Kerry Davis
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Wonderful experience! Highly recommend this trail on bike . The views of this battlefield overlooking the Hudson were amazing and definitely worth the effort!

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Margot Dayton
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We did half of the loop. There was a sign half way warning novices and children to turn, so we did

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Sandie Condit
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Great hike through woods. Trail clearly marked.

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Coco Urchin
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We enjoyed it a lot. Well maintained trails.

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Jennifer Pawenski
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Nice park! Long walk or you can drive as you so choose with some history! The information stations need some updates as many of them are very difficult to read and the audio was hit or miss. But the views are great!

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Judy Kahn
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Gorgeous views. Very hilly.

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James Catalfamo
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my best friend and i did this history trail on may 27th 2017. the two battle Fought on (September 19, 1777, and October 7, 1777) were the turning point in the American Revolution took place with in 9 miles of ground. the second battle ended with October 17, 1777, 5,895 British and Hessian troops surrendered their arms to the American forces, by the time both battles were over 12,000 to 14,000 militia and troops surrendered to the Americans. Casualties and losses: American 90 killed, 240 wounded. British 440 killed, 695 wounded. so i guess there some history here. :)

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Stephen Lemieux
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It’s a hard walk but lots of history along the way. Bring plenty of water if your gonna hike it the whole 11 miles like I did.

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Carla Martin
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Kids loved it here. Would recommend it for a nice, kid friendly, family day.

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Daniel Mitchell
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It was a beautiful day on this historic trail. It was so warm that I actually got sunburned.

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Sherry Giampino
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Stumbled upon mountain lion tracks by one of the landmarks on the drive through trail.. beautiful place.

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Kelly Marble
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Awesome park with a lot of history. Have done trail running and hiking here. Brought my dad here the third time I came and we caught a volunteer historian giving a guided tour to a boy scout troop. Highly recommend catching a tour if you can.

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Jodi And Ashleigh Tanner
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beautiful fall day for a,nice walk around the battlefield!

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Lou DiFigliano
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Bird watching

Beautiful. Historic. And a wonderful array of birds!

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