Schodack Island State Park Trail

MODERATE 16 reviews

Schodack Island State Park Trail is a 5.2 mile loop trail located near Schodack, New York that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
68 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

wild flowers

schodack island is a 5.0 mile trail located near Schodack, New York. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

walking
25 days ago

Naturalists will love this short hike. There is lots of tree and plant diversity as there is a complete mixture of native and non-native species present. It's a early to mid-successional forest through the center with marshland around the edges. The island was once three smaller islands that were joined by settlers in the early 1800's through dredging. As a result, the habitats and species diversity is incredible.
This area is a migrant trap for warblers. The really tall cottonwoods create a great habitat. We also saw lots of toads and snakes, as well as a variety of snails.
The biggest drawback was a lack of shoreline to access the river. The west side is very rocky and surrounded by an old retaining wall. We didn't visit the east shore of the island.

trail running
2 months ago

I trail run here and it's great for easy trail running. Not really a hike in my book as it's mostly flat!

3 months ago

walking
4 months ago

Very flat walk along "4 wheeler" type roads ... not really trails as you would think of a trail. These are also x-country ski trails in the winter (and they would be excellent for that). Good nature ... high grass in some areas of the roads that aren't often used. Overall, it was pretty un-exciting ... if you want a place for just a general walk, this is a good place.

6 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Lengthy. Not much to look at. Easy boring hike.

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

These are EASY trails, not difficult as the app says. A few short, long, and very long loops through schodack island and all are very flat without much variation in scenery. Parking is free on weekdays and some weekends.

hiking
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

walking
Sunday, January 17, 2016

hiking
Friday, November 27, 2015

Monday, January 20, 2014

big park, nice easy terrain, good for snow shoeing. it was free parking when I went. not the most amazing scenery but good for exercising.

hiking
Thursday, January 02, 2014

We've hiked these trails in the Spring, Summer and Fall. Depending on what you are looking for they can be a nice relaxing, flat walk and if you are lucky you may spot one of the nesting eagles. Unfortunately it is along the river so you do run into garbage that has washed up but we still enjoy the trails.

walking
Sunday, September 09, 2012

hiking
Sunday, August 26, 2012

Lots of BIG spiders!!!! The trails are not maintained as well as they should be....and the park is pretty small and they charge a fee...I've been to bigger nicer parks and have gone in for free...This is a two star park for me, nothing exciting to write home about. And couldn't even locate the GeoCashe!