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Wilkinson National Recreation Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stillwater, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.1 mi Elevation gain 265 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Cross country skiing Hiking Snowshoeing Walking Running Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Due to COVID-19 the Visitor Center remain closed until rehabilitation projects are completed. Also there is currently no access to water. The following facilities will remain closed at this time: Schuyler House, Saratoga Monument, and Neilson House. Beginning July 1, 2020 vehicle access to the Battlefield Tour Road will resume and hours for the road will be 9-5 daily. Visit this website for more information: https://www.nps.gov/sara/planyourvisit/conditions.htm

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Annette Lewis
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HikingGreat!

Love this trail

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Richard McCoy
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Melinda Richner
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WalkingGreat!

Beautiful open fields mixed in with wooded areas. Wasn’t too buggy or even too crowded with people. Perfect for dog walking.

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Chris Pietrantonio
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Anne Sager
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HikingGreat!

Good trail for beginners. Good work out and learn about history too.

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Victoria Bocketti
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Beautiful

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Bryce Cawley
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WalkingBugsGreat!

Beautiful day trip. Good, fun trail for all hikers!

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Trish Nguyen
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Open meadows nice but hot. Woodsy area way nicer.

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The Abeling
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It’s a nice walk. Through the wild flowers and what was the battlefield. It’s sunny in the beginning and shades out through the second part. Nice flat walk, great for dogs.

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Joey Sottile
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Absolutely amazing!!! A must do Trail. Very easy and great for the whole family.

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Caitlin Gorss
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Nice and easy trial. A lot of it is in the sun so be prepared for that!

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Richard Bach
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Kristin Olmstead
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If you’re looking for a hike, this isn’t it. If you’re looking for a nice trail walk/bike/run/kid & dog friendly, this would be the one. The trail is marked, consisting of open fields & woods. You can add a virtual tour to your phone. It was the perfect day, 83 & cloudy. You walk through a lot of open fields and dense woods. I wore bug spray, they were still pretty bad. There’s 2 different man made stairs, lots of rolling hills, all in all a very peaceful trail walk. The visit center was closed, under construction. I saw one other person coming out of the trail. Parking lot was getting busy as I returned.

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Carolyn Corcoran
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Very nice easy trail. Well marked and secluded.

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Ray Ray Mountain
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there is a cool virtual guided tour with qr codes to scan for info. way to go nps.

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M Newman
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Beautiful path through Saratoga Battlefield with a guided audio tour if you’re into history like me. Walk through the fortifications and the fields where a major turning point in American history happened. Saw a deer and lots of chipmunks while constantly serenaded by birds. Even if history doesn’t do it for you, the natural beauty is enough to make this a pleasant hour and a half walk.

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Wendy Lavin
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Saw a deer nearby right away nibbling grass before the Visitor Center. Beautiful hike and well maintained trails. Some shade, lots of sun. Like the history phone service.

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Scott S
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no facilities open yet. nice wide open fields with some small hills. cars can start driving the battlefield road on july 1.

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Kate & Michael G.
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Great history spot with well keep/groomed trails. Very easy and good for all skill levels.

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Danielle Paine
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A beautiful, quiet trail. There are a few hills that could be challenging for some but overall an easy, great time. Well maintained and lots of wildlife, too!

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Corey Avery
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Great trail well marked. I did the app tour and enjoyed it very much. Wish I had more time to do some of the other trails in the area.

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Taylor Mess
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Gorgeous park , tons of wildlife & birds Very cool history Well marked and maintained

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Michael OConnor
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An easy stroll through open plains and forests. Smooth, wide, well-marked, dry trail. Not a lot of variation in scenery. Only two elevation changes; first right after you start you go down two gradual drops (finishing the hike by ascending them) and a steeper drop/rise around the mid-way point. Nice that bikes and horses are prohibited from the hiking trail. Easy to locate the park. The trail head is behind the visitor center (that is still closed as of Memorial Day Weekend). Large parking lot, but it fills quickly primarily due to the number of bicyclists. We went on a gorgeous Saturday at noon, and were surprised at the scarcity of hikers. During the 1 hour 20 minute hike (with time for pictures) we passed only 12 couples/families.

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David Mika
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Trail is not closed. The facilities (visitor's center) is closed, but there is still access to the park by foot and bike (bikes are not allowed on the Wilkinson Trail) from sunrise to sunset. This is from the official website: "Park facilities are closed. The tour road is closed to vehicles. The grounds are open to pedestrians and cyclists from sunrise to sunset. Please practice social distancing. Visit our Facebook page for updates https://www.facebook.com/saratoganhp/." There were a few small wet/muddy spots, but not too bad. This was after a heavy rain the evening prior.

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Justin Tironi
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Came snowshoeing on a Sunday afternoon and enjoyed the quietness and beauty this park has to behold. Saw a deer and many tracks. Snow had a layer of ice under but nothing too bad. Highly recommend this to anyone.

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Claire Siconolfi
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Nice easy ramble through meadows, forest, and ravine. Flat terrain except for the brief down-then-up through the ravine. Interpretive markers along the way. Lots of wildlife to look out for.

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Coco Urchin
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We enjoined it a lot. Well maintained trails. Beautiful park.

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Kristi Van Patten
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lovely! wet grass in the morning, 4.5 miles of squish and water logged feet! worth it

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Christine Gilson
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