Stewart State Forest Trail

MODERATE 42 reviews
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Stewart State Forest Trail is a 11.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rock Tavern, New York that features beautiful wild flowers 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
11.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
692 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The 6700-acres of Stewart State Forest are unique in the northeast and increasingly rare in the Hudson Valley. A mix of wetlands, fields and woods, the site includes 18 miles of gravel roads and over 22 miles of major trails which provide unparalleled recreation. State Forest that offers trails for walking, hiking, snowshoeing, horse, x-country skiing, mountain biking and more. Multiple access points and terrain levels. Multiple Trails throughout the preserve: Trail Name Description Trail Length (miles) A. Maple Avenue to Weed Road - meadows, old farm woodlands and fields 1.3 miles B. New Road to Barron Road South - farm fields, woods, 2 ponds 2.9 miles C. New Road to Barron Road North - dry woods, cedars, pines, power lines 1.3 miles D. Orlando to Barron Road - wetlands, moist woods, power line 1.3 miles E. Pittman-Robertson Pond Road -one lane farm road, fields, pond, woods 1.0 miles F. Windsor Woods to Ridge Road -old road, woods, seasonal flooding 1.2 miles G. Windsor Woods to New Road - deep woods, hemlocks 2.0 miles H. Scofield Lane Trail -old road to trail, disturbed woods on ridge near swamp 2.0 miles I. Raincoat Factory/Lindsay Road Loop -disturbed lands, woods, fields, ponds 1.4 miles J. Restoration Pond and Beaver Pond Farm Lane - vehicles by permit 0.8 miles K. Buchanan Hill Trail - highest point at 658 feet, fields, forest, views, pond 1.8 miles L. Armstrong Lane wetland and farm trail - wetland, former farms, woods 0.5 miles

hiking
2 months ago

This is a easy nice hike you can make it long or short. we did 8.2 miles

4 months ago

Easy parking,nice walk.

hiking
8 months ago

Scout hike to get 15 miles, great for gaining distance and using a compass. Nice windy trails in forest with different scenery. Nice during foliage season!

hiking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

We love the great swamp board walk! I try to make it here at least once a month

mountain biking
Monday, March 06, 2017

Great trails perfect for mountain biking. But you really need a +size complete mountain bike to really enjoy it.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Great trail for a quick family hike.

hiking
Friday, July 08, 2016

Easy trail to hike. Lots of invasive plants.

hiking
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Fun easy trail to do with the kids

hiking
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Just great. Beautiful and unspoiled

mountain biking
Friday, June 12, 2015

Good mt biking workout, miles of trails, maps available from local bike shops, watch for poison ivy and ticks.

horseback riding
Friday, October 03, 2014

This is a nice place to ride but the problem is that there are almost no maps, nothing marked and it can get very confusing and you can easily get turned around in the forest. This is also not a "site seeing" hike so if you're into views or vistas this isn't the place for you but it is a nice place to trail run, or bike or ride a horse. Would be better if there were marked trails or a definitive map though. Just not easy to navigate here.

hiking
Friday, January 03, 2014

We've enjoyed these trails many times - always a new area to explore and lots of terrain to choose from.

hiking
5 days ago

mountain biking
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walking
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mountain biking
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hiking
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hiking
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Monday, June 12, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sunday, April 02, 2017

recorded 2 miles

Sunday, February 05, 2017

recorded Track - Oct 01, 12:10 PM

Monday, October 03, 2016

mountain biking
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Monday, August 01, 2016

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