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Wilkinson National Recreation Trail

EASY 51 reviews

Wilkinson National Recreation Trail is a 3.9 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.

Distance: 3.9 miles Elevation Gain: 278 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Here in the autumn of 1777, American forces met, defeated and forced a major British army to surrender. This crucial American victory in the Battle of Saratoga renewed patriots hopes for independence, secured essential foreign recognition and support, and forever changed the face of the world. Begin your visit at the Visitor Center, where you can pick up a park map & brochure and pay your entrance fee. The Visitor Center also has restrooms, a book and gift shop, 20-minute orientation film, fiber-optic light map, timeline display, and artifact display.

hiking
9 days ago

My children and I enjoyed this trail very much. It is well marked and maintained, and the historical points along the way are an added bonus!

hiking
25 days ago

Great trail. Total lenght for us was 4.5 miles.

If the trail weren’t so wet it should have a 5 rating. Visitor center is great, clean and well staffed. Trail is marked well if you follow arrows to the right. Trail is rated easy but a little more difficult than some rated as moderate because of steep hills.

hiking
1 month ago

Peaceful well maintained trail

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
bugs
muddy
off trail
over grown
1 month ago

trail is longer than I thought it would be have to go off trail to see some of the sites nearby all in all good hike through the Saratoga battlefield

hiking
2 months ago

The trail is very wet:muddy at this time - still a nice walk through history

hiking
8 months ago

Trail is in great shape now. Leaves are in full color or maybe a little past. Today was my first hike through here since the big windstorm earlier this year. What a great job by the NPS to clear the trail! I ended up walking from Balcares Redoubt to the Chatfield Farm on the woods trail. Very nice trail, well maintained, dry and mowed close.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trail. Well groomed, nicely marked. Trail is mostly flat, no poles needed. Some nice views especially with the leaves turning. Would do again. Trail is mostly out in the open with fields all around. It was very windy today when I hiked. I saw 4 other people on the trail.

hiking
8 months ago

Really nice walk, especially with some fall colors showing. Gentle and well-marked. Make sure your phone is fully charged so you can do the cell phone tour. I could only do three of them before my battery died, but it seemed like it would add a lot to the trail. Unfortunately, the tour road was closed when I went, so this was all I could do.

10 months ago

Actually 4.2 mike according to park map. Easy walk

walking
11 months ago

Very pleasant year around loop trail. Variety of habitats, mostly mature forest and open fields replicating 1700’s conditions with a few wetlands and stream crossings. Trail well maintained and marked.

hiking
Friday, July 13, 2018

Great light trail, with added historical information along the way. I brought my dog and she loved it as well!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

What a wonderful trail. This trail is clearly marked and maintained well. Would highly recommend this trail to all ages.

walking
Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day Walk, we walked the entire 4.2 mile walk with 9 year old boys. Nice scenic walking, paths well maintained. Dogs allowed, we came a week after the storm, and they had it all cleaned up!

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

They have a nice couple challenges

mountain biking
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A great bike around an awesome Rev War battlefield. Highly recommended.

hiking
Sunday, August 27, 2017

Light hiking, and very pretty. I try to hit this trail at least once a month.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Nice park for hiking with varied terrain. The trail needed better marking in a couple of areas but for the most part, map and markings are easy to follow for first timers. There is plenty to keep you interested. I would go back.

hiking
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Great early morning hike

Monday, April 24, 2017

Good walk, trail is still in good shape!

walking
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

4.2 mile hike a states on trail and on official trail map available at the visitors center. You can also grab four NPS cancellations here. Nice walk in the park.

hiking
Sunday, December 25, 2016

This is a great trail for dogs. It ended up being more of a workout than we thought due to the snow and the hills. Really pretty though.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Beautiful and Peaceful. Cool learning the history along your walk.

hiking
Friday, June 10, 2016

There is a $3 pp entry fee to hike. The trail was well maintained. Half of the trail is through fields with full sun and the other half is through woods. Nice, east trail.

hiking
Sunday, February 28, 2016

Good five-mile hike on sunny, brisk late-February Friday. Some icy spots were encountered.

snowshoeing
Saturday, December 19, 2015

Great Snowshoe Trail on a sunny cold winter day

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