Shu Swamp Preserve Loop Trail

EASY 9 reviews

Shu Swamp Preserve Loop Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Upper Brookville, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
36 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

walking

lake

wildlife

old growth

over grown

no dogs

walking
1 month ago

Really beautiful and fun just to walk around, surprisingly less mosquitoes than I expected!

9 months ago

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

walking
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Overgrown and poorly kept. My wife and I walked the trails this past weekend. We were saddened to see that the preserve had not been kept up. Strangle vines and huge wild rose bushes are smothering the legitimate flora. Something needs to be done, as soon, before the whole Preserve is destroyed.

cross country skiing
Monday, June 29, 2015

Local trail. Always quiet. Plenty of wildlife

walking
Saturday, October 25, 2014

hiking
Saturday, May 24, 2014

Great trails. No dogs and no bikes (too muddy...). Wildlife and interesting fauna abound! Also note, the preserve is closed on Fridays for trail work. The tulip trees here are some of the tallest in the world

hiking
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hiking there for over fifty years. A rainforest on Long Island. Beautiful place to be. Woods, streams & ponds. Wildlife. Huge Great Blue Herons & Egrets. Snapping Turtles. Swans. Can be very muddy. Aside from the loop there's an out & back for another mile with an optional return trail recently added. Old growth woods. Well maintained. Stay on the trail since it's surrounded by private property. It has been terribly beaten from the storms & hurricanes over the past 10 - 20 years. A nice bird watching platform had been completely destroyed & some of the geography has changed. The trails have been restored. Aside from the trails, the scenic backroad trip getting there is also quite enjoyable. You can take the causeway & see the other side of the lake you saw from the trail & the Mill Neck Creek which ends up in the Long Island Sound via Bayville Creek & Oyster Bay Harbor.