Wallkill Valley Rail Trail: New Paltz to Rosendale

EASY 20 reviews

Wallkill Valley Rail Trail: New Paltz to Rosendale is a 14.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near New Paltz, New York that features a river 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.

DISTANCE
14.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
239 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

rails trails

river

snow

mountain biking
9 months ago

Loved it, some parts a bit bumpy, still a great ride
Bridge over the Wallkill River is closed for repairs, will have to make a trip back:)

10 months ago

10 months ago

Great stretch of trails perfect for gravel grinding. Bring hiking boots there's plenty to explore off the trails.

10 months ago

Started at trestle at Rosedale and headed south. Very nice flat walk although a bit buggy. Beautiful relaxing walk.

mountain biking
11 months ago

One of the things that truly makes New Paltz special. A must experience for any visitor!

mountain biking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

I did a 22 mile round trip from New Paltz to north of Rosendale. Nice flat ride but one bridge was blocked and parts were muddy. The best part was the Rosendale trestle which has nice views.

mountain biking
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Went from Kingston to New Paltz. Great ride with some excellent views and old mines and rock formations.

mountain biking
Thursday, July 05, 2012

I took the trail from New Paltz to Rosendale. The trail was a mixture of pavement, gravel, and dirt. There is a a really nice bridge that gives you a great view of the Walkill river. It is a nice easy flat ride for biking or walking.

hiking
Saturday, December 24, 2011

Pleasant trail mostly flat gravel/cinder trail with some gentle incline/declines. Some small "off trail" side paths available to explore with access to the wallkill river. Great trail with little kids. Accessible to power wheel chairs NOT manual - the small wheels get stuck in the gravel. Fun for easy snow shoeing / xcountry skiing. Trail goes into village of New Paltz which is a great pitstop for a snack and a warm up before you head out again.

hiking
11 months ago

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

walking
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

walking
Sunday, March 19, 2017

trail running
Sunday, March 05, 2017

mountain biking
Sunday, March 05, 2017

hiking
Sunday, January 22, 2017

trail running
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016