Woodcock White, Yellow, Red, and Blue Loop

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Woodcock White, Yellow, Red, and Blue Loop 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 March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 36 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wildlife

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.

hiking
bugs
6 days ago

Decent trail close to town. The last loop on the west side is apparently closed for the spring and summer which turns this into a 1.7 mile trail. Muddy at times but nothing that went over a pair of biking shoes. Surprisingly bug free!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice short trail hike - muddy in spots because of past week heavy rain - but well marked

hiking
bugs
muddy
2 months ago

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bugs
muddy
2 months ago

6 months ago

You get lost a lot

hiking
6 months ago

Great short hike along flat terrain. Muddy in some places but otherwise very well made trails. Well marked and well maintained. Lots of birds too.

hiking
7 months ago

This place is great for beginners. It’s all flat, but curly trails. I went November 30th and walked all of the trails, including the blue trail because it was open. All of the trails were extremely muddy (which seems to be the census). There defiantly needs to be a lot of stepping stones put into place, unless everyone is going to walk around the giant water patches and expand the trail even wider (which obviously isn’t a good idea if you’re trying to preserve the land). I also think who ever marked the trail needs a little more guidance. Most of the markers on the blue trail were on dead trees (and they were new markers) or super far apart and easily could “get lost” (you can’t really get lost because it’s a small trail/area, but you can defiantly walk off path). Also coming from the yellow trail to the white trail you would have no idea to turn at the end of the yellow trail to head back to the entrance. There needs to be better placement of the markers and just more of them in general. Overall it was a great trail just to get out there and walk and find your way around.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Thought it was a good trail, went during spring time and was kinda muddy but you could walk around most of it. Couple side trails that were nice also since part of it was closed due to bird nest during the spring and summer.

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Well labeled but trail go over water streams so we’re proper shoes.

hiking
Sunday, December 03, 2017

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.

hiking
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

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.

walking
Friday, June 02, 2017

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

Saturday, May 27, 2017

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!

walking
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.

hiking
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.

walking
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.

walking
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.

hiking
Monday, December 21, 2015

Super cute trail, not challenging but worth the walk.

walking
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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