Stewart State Forest Trail

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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.

11.9 miles
692 feet

dogs on leash


cross country skiing


mountain biking


trail running



wild flowers


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

1 month ago

Easy parking,nice walk.

4 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!

9 months ago

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.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Easy trail to hike. Lots of invasive plants.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Fun easy trail to do with the kids

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.

Friday, January 03, 2014

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

2 months ago

10 months ago

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

Friday, July 08, 2016

trail running
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

mountain biking
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016

horseback riding
Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015

mountain biking
Saturday, January 03, 2015

mountain biking
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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