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Schoharie Creek Preserve Loop is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Esperance, 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.

Length 1.2 mi Elevation gain 187 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Fishing Hiking Nature trips Snowshoeing Walking Bird watching Running Forest River Waterfall Wildlife Bugs Over grown
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Starting and ending at the preserve parking lot, this 1.2 mile loop passes by a series of waterfalls along Wilsey Creek (the northern boundary of the preserve). A portion of the trail to and from Schoharie Creek is quite steep. There is hunting nearby from October 1st through December 1st, orange or bright clothing is recommended.

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy 425 Kenwood Avenue Delmar, NY 12054 Phone: 518-436-6346

From the intersection of Routes 20 and 30 in Duanesburg, drive 1.7 miles north on Route 30. Turn left onto Eaton Corners Road. After another 1.7 miles, turn left onto Bramans Corners Road. Cross over the Schoharie Creek and turn right (note firehouse on the left) onto Burtonsville Road. Proceed 1 mile to the intersection of Burtonsville and Butler Roads. Turn right onto Butler Road for about 50 yards and turn left into the parking area.

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Michael Buck
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Nice, beautiful and short walk. Very quiet, probably because of the late fall. Love to go back in Spring when more water is running. While not an official part of the trail, a trail does continue past the bench. Just be careful as it is narrow. P.S. Hunting season is from October 1st through December 1st and we did hear a multitude of gunfire several miles away while hiking. While hunting is not permitted on the property, orange or bright clothing is recommended. P.P.S The location of the trailhead is slightly wrong on AllTrails but not by much. Just look for the sign for the preserve.

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M. P.
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Great trail. Well marked and well maintained in and out trail. . Beautiful falls

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Eileen Fagnani
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Julia M
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Great trail with wading spot by the second small waterfall (it is a short hop off the trail and there are large flat rocks all around to walk/sit as well)

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Jason Staie
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Awesome small waterfalls all the way down the trickling creek lead to an amazing, although a bit tree covered view of a majestic 25 ft fall that leads to the Schoharie creek. The walk back up the hill to the parking area is a real steep cardio hill! I would suggest taking the trail in the opposite direction to save your legs and enjoy the prettiest part of the trail at the end.

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Kristin Vroman
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Before hiking any trail, I always read the reviews on here and see if it's a trail we can hike with our toddler. If you stay on the trail and not go off trail to the creek where the waterfalls are, it is easy. You can view some of the waterfalls from the trail but if you want to see them close up, you'll need to hike off trail and down some pretty steep, muddy hills to get to the creek and waterfalls. You could barely see the biggest waterfall through all the trees. It was not accessible at all for us, especially not with a child. At one point, (near the biggest waterfall) we didn't realize that we ended up off the loop trail even though there was clearly a very narrow trail with steep cliffs on both sides (very dangerous with a toddler). We came to a rock with a metal 3 foot ladder leaning up against it that you could use to climb down. We continued on the extremely narrow trail (Daddy carrying our toddler) until we came to another drop off, probably about a 6 feet drop. At that point I checked the AllTrails app and realized we were off the loop trail! We turned around and headed back along the extremely narrow trail with our toddler and had to climb the ladder to get back up and over the rock it was leaning up against. One slip of that ladder up against the rock on the very narrow trail, and you could be toppling over the side of the cliff. So if you're hiking here and come across this, you're no longer on the "easy" loop trail. Turn around and go back especially if you have small children with you! We got back on trail and crossed the road to the second half of the loop trail which takes you to the Schoharie Creek. This part of the trail is not as easy as the first half of the trail. There are several quite steep, muddy portions going down to the Schoharie Creek and back up to the parking lot (you'll need to cross the road again) to finish the loop. The creek is beautiful and my toddler had a great time splashing around in it.

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Kennedy Lloyd
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I love this place it is super easy and beautiful!

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Tara Wood
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BugsMuddy

Absolutely beautiful, but so muddy in parts our shoes came off in the mud.

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Anne Sager
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Carol Ann Hammons
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Will definitely come back . Nice trail with great view and lots to see. Creek was high and part of path was underwater but it was a nice hike

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Dan Harp
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HikingMuddy

For such a short trail, this nature walk has a lot to offer. A great waterfall, and then a great walk along the creek, and then even a slight uphill that will get your heart pumping a little. There's a lot to like from this small preserve- it's just too short to really warrant the drive if you're coming from farther away than Amsterdam or Schenectady.

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Jocelyn Borowski
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Brigitte Arduini
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HikingMuddy

Lovely trail. Standing water in a couple places. No big deal, just bring extra shoes for trip home. A bit hard to judge footing in a few places, due to lots of fallen leaves.

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Tricia Okeefe
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Hiking

Great trail for people with kids! Easy walk with a great view. Nice brisk walk uphill at the end to get some exercise in. Very well marked and easy to follow.

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Robert Welch
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Awesome trail right off the Schoharie creek. Has waterfalls, ponds and the creek itself. The first part near the parking area you walk by the water but the cliff is to steep to get down to but you can see some nice waterfalls in the meantime right next to the trail. Then when you cross the street and start walking down that’s when you have water access. It would be a great spot to hike, swim and fish.

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Leslie Jenkins
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Understand that this trail crosses the road twice.

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Leanna Langlois
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Hiking

Super short. Could’ve walked the entire trial in 30 minutes. Stopped at the creek for a little bit. Waterfall you can view from from the trail it’s a steep cliff to get up close to it. Trail isn’t too over grown you can tell someone came through within the past week. There are ticks so be cautious.

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Coe Joulter
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You need to sit down at the lake. The view is simply phenomenal!

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Todd Wheeler
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Sam Islip
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Becky Saltsman
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Liz H
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Lyla Sky
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Mark & Gail O'Brien
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Jonathan Fuller
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Jacqulyn H-Insog
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