Tackapausha Preserve Trail

EASY 11 reviews
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Tackapausha Preserve Trail is a 3.7 mile out and back trail located near Seaford, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
36 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

no dogs

1 month ago

Not maintained at all

hiking
5 months ago

Gave it an extra star because it was February and 55 degrees.
Just about 5 miles round trip from across from Maria Regina Church (park on either side of Jerusalem Ave) to Merrick Rd and back. Very twisty and turney , very narrow path with cat-briar bushes encroaching on path. Wouldn't walk/hike in shorts or short sleeves or you'll be bleeding the whole way...especially on the northern limits of the hike. Theres paths on the east side and the west side. I travelled south on the east, returned going north on the west. Areas of wet mud, bog, signs that adjacent neighborhoods drain into the paths so I wouldn't go in the rain. Im here in late Feb so I expect moist. Slippery leaves but not a problem, muddy areas have go-arounds. Many trees down across path, garbage all over, and many many root tripping hazards. Not well maintained but it is February so maybe there's a tune-up before real spring hits. Easy. Just about exactly 10,000 steps for the fitbit users.Massapequa Preserve would be a better choice IMHO.

walking
9 months ago

It was a decent trail just for a 1-2 hour walk in the woods. The garbage was mainly by the LIRR underpass. Enjoyed the walk, thanks!

hiking
Sunday, March 06, 2016

Awful. Garbage everywhere. Looks like a dumping ground rather than preserve.

hiking
Sunday, January 17, 2016

Decent Trail. While the scenery is nice there is garbage and graphetti in certain places. The coolest part is the bridge

walking
Monday, August 24, 2015

Horrible! Not pretty at all! Tons of garbage and graffiti. Tiny walking path and you are right by the road for a while. Waste of a hike!

trail running
Monday, October 08, 2012

Ran the lower two segments of the trail system.. I reached the north end of the middle section and couldn't find the connection to the northern most trail, so turned around. Will try again.

The trails are a bit tight for running, you have to stay alert. I don't think the trails in the southern most section (near the Preserve's building) are marked, but the trail is obvious. Lots of roots and mud to contend with and a few sections of the raised decking that was installed had been vandalized.

It's a shame Sunrise Hwy divides the lower two trails as it is a rhythm buster..

hiking
Thursday, November 03, 2011

Only did northern part of Takapausha. Will go back for remaining two sections. Will update. Path is well marked and easy to see. Seems to have been paved at somepoint. A good numer of trees had fallen over the path, but this just made it more interesting.

7 months ago

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Saturday, October 06, 2012