Winn Preserve Loop Trail is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Altamont, New York that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
The Winn Preserve managed by the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy. The property is along the Helderberg Escarpment and is geologically significant. There are about 3.3 mi of well -marked relatively flat trails to enjoy.
Not much to see and the trail marking system seems more complicated than necessary.
Great trails, not an overly difficult hike but I would definitely bring a trail map until you're used to the trails. The color coding is a bit odd and hard to see at times on the trees. I did lose my way once or twice. But they are working on updating the trails and have added a few new trails.
Ran into one of the trail curators on our way in. She apologized for the trail being rough and let us know that it was under construction. With that being said in a few places the markers were easy to lose and you definitely need to watch where you walk around the limestone because of gaping. None of this posed a serious problem, the gaping lead way to some pretty cool pictures and the trails were not hard to find again. The trail is easy to walk with beautiful scenery. I can't wait for some snow to cross country ski this trail.
Also if you live in this area they are looking for volunteers to help clean up and possibly remark this trail. Even if it's just once a year: www.mohawkhudson.org/ under Join Us
Lots of great trails and all very easy for any type of hiker! Don't forget to look for some Geocaches while here too!
Nice trails, some portions not marked so well so make sure you grab a trail map when you start. QR codes on some portions of the trail, provided some interesting history\ information.
Drove all the way up there and they didn't plow the parking lot little disappointing.
We enjoyed a nice walk along the trails in the preserve today - great day for a snowshoe hike. We enjoyed the stone walls. Very little topo for those who want to bring young kids.