Woodcock Preserve

EASY 23 reviews

Woodcock Preserve is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Clifton Park, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.6 miles
36 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


cross country skiing


nature trips


trail running






The Woodcock Preserve is ~72 acres of conserved woodland and forested wetland habitat located in the Town of Clifton Park, New York. This preserve and trail are open to the public for nature study, walking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Please carry out all your trash and leave only footprints. Dogs must be leashed and under control at all times; please clean up after your pet. The land that makes up the preserve is filled with abundant wildlife including deer, coyote, hawks, and owls. The preserve is also an active Woodcock management area.

2 months ago

Nice and easy. They also have 4 park benches scattered around to sit on and watch for birds. I saw some noisy woodpecker type birds, is that what a woodcock is? My dog loved running around this place. This place is made of 4 small interconnected trails: white, yellow, red and blue. The blue trail that runs south is closed spring and summer for bird nesting. I got kind of lost on the red trail (pre winter, leaves everywhere) so glad I had this GPS to help me out. Check out this trail sometime, great exercise.

6 months ago

Trails were overgrown in some spots, but generally well-marked. We explored the yellow and red trails. Too close to sunset to venture out down the furthest blue trail... perhaps on our next outing.

The display at the trailhead was nice and informative. And the laminated trail maps were a nice touch for helping navigating the preserve.

8 months ago

Trail is very easy..Very little elevation...was a little muddy, but it's the wet season. Great for a quiet walk

8 months ago

The trail was a very muddy, narrow at times which made for buggy conditions . Not much to see but all in all a nice walk in the woods with the family.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Great little hike. We were the only ones on the trail. Trail was marked well. Loved all the wetlands!

Monday, October 10, 2016

This a charming trail, about an hour or less, depending how fast you go, all flat, interspersed with some landscaping. Wooden paths covering seasonal muddy areas that have been described by others. It's mid fall just about, sun hangs lower in mid to late afternoon. Great to get dogs out. They loved it! Great walk for me before sun sets. Didn't do blue trail as I don't know the length and do 't want get caught by the dark. No one out walking! Quiet meditatively little hike. Beautiful, well marked and well kept. Had to look only once on GPS since foliage is covering path at some parts of the trail. Will come back to this one when walk time is limited.

Friday, June 17, 2016

it was mehhh... bring bug spray. if you're looking to go for the whole 2.5 miles go in winter or fall, blue trail is closed spring and summer. All in all a fast easy hike.

Monday, June 06, 2016

Trail was easy, no incline but blue trail looks like it hasn't been walked on in a while, straight mud and water, had to turn back as it was too muddy. Trails are clearly marked. Dog friendly trails.

Monday, March 14, 2016

muddy this time of year..nothing much to see..quiet which was nice.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Muddy, nothing really nice right now to look at. Blue trail closed due to. Bird nesting.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Super cute trail, not challenging but worth the walk.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

This trail has three loops, is marked well and well maintained. It is an easy trail and a great way to get in an afternoon walk.

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