Woodcock White, Yellow, Red, and Blue Loop

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Woodcock Preserve

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.

Length2.6 miElevation gain36 ftRoute typeLoop
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Note: Only the red yellow and white are open during the spring and summer the blue trail is closed. 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.

Off road parking for about 4 or 5 cars

Access to this site is off of Tanner Road, just south of the address 740 Tanner Road. From I-87, take exit 10 and turn west (left if coming from the south, right if coming from the north) onto Ushers Road. Take the immediate first left onto Pierce Road, and then take a right onto Kinns Road. Taking Kinns Road all the way to the end, take a right onto Vichers Ferry Road, then a quick left onto Tanner Road. The preserve parking area will be on your right-hand side of the road.

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Daniel Johnson
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WalkingGreat!IcySnow

pleasant walk, flat, hard wood deciduous forest - little variation. blue trail closed spring and summer for nesting. imagine very muddy in spring. good for kids and benches throughout for those needing breaks or contemplation.

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carly briggs
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carly briggs
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Barbara Polidore
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Hiking

Nice trail that’s well marked. Not as muddy as I expected with yesterday’s rain. The leaf cover hides some rocks and tree roots.

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John Mahar Sr.
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Hiking

It’s an easy trail with little roots or stones getting in the way. Leaf covered at this time of the year. I see others think this trail has a lot of roots and rocks... they are better at finding them than me

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Abigail Hopkins
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Max Koala
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Hiking

Watch your step. Lots of roots and rocks. Sunday morning, one other car in lot; did not cross paths with them. Saw one other couple on my way out. Nice, quick, quiet, invigorating walk.

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carly briggs
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Philippe Wendling
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Hiking

Great trail. Under the trees

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Chelsea Britton
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Hiking

A little buggy, a tree down on white trail. Not to bad other than that

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Jessica Johnson
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Hiking

This was a great secluded trail for my dog and i to roam. We had the entire trail to ourselves. There wasn’t too much to see, and one of the trails was closed, but it was just the perfect amount of scenery. The trail was very narrow at places, lots of tree roots, rocks, etc. i wouldn’t recommend bringing a stroller on this trail. It was a little buggy at certain places, and i had bug spray on, but overall it was a great trail!

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Anne Parks
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Hiking

Fun trail! Not good for bikes or strollers (lots of tree roots). Took my 4 year old too. Some mosquitos but mostly deep in the woods and on the red trail. Only 2 or 3 spots with mud but easy to go around.

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Patrick LaCoss
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Keri Dudek
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Hiroki Taylor
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Nature tripsMuddy

its was a good walk this morning. i did have parts that i had to hop over mud and walk on logs. i saw one person when i was going out and one going back. parking is limited to three cars.

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Jessica Evans
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Jessica Evans
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Barbara OBrien
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Muddy

very muddy

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Emily Brochu
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Kolleen Cormie
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Only the red yellow and white are open during the spring and summer the blue trail is closed. The blue trail is the one that's the longest so I was a bit disappointed. I recommend taking the trail across the electric line toward the water and railroad tracks.

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Taylor Mess
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Hiking

Not much parking , easy beautiful but very muddy

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Christine Gilson
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Kathy Maggiacomo
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HikingBugs

I found this trail well cared for and whoever built it did a nice job, small bridges, benches, mowed and weed plastic laid and some rocks/mulch along trails. Unfortunately, the bugs!! I will explore more in the late fall. I did the white and yellow trail, skipped red and blue. Bugs usually don’t bother me even if I don’t wear bug spray. However, while standing in the small parking lot I was surprised by the bugs so I covered myself with bug spray which didn’t seem to help

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Ben Bastien
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Michael Taormina
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HikingMuddy

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!

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Daniel Herrick
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Hiking

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

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Laura Huggins
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