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Best trails in Albany

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Looking for a great trail near Albany, New York? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Catskill State Park or Peebles Island State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Mount Greylock State Reservation or Huyck Preserve. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 17 easy trails in Albany ranging from 0.6 to 18 miles and from 19 to 1,263 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Albany
Top trails (19)
#1 - Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail
Albany, New York
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Length: 36.7 mi • Est. Multi-day
Easy to use paved trail. Perfect for biking, walking, jogging. 36 stretch of bike path. Perfect for walking, jogging, bike riding. Lots of spaces to have a picnic, bird watch, and to view the wild life. Hardest part of the trail is there are some large hills where you have to get off your bike and walk it down. It crosses the road in multiple areas. Show more
#2 - The Crossings of Colonie Loop
The Crossings of Colonie
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
#3 - Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail
Albany, New York
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Length: 18 mi • Est. 7 h 35 m
#4 - Fox Preserve Loop
Fox Preserve
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 25 m
The Fox Preserve is 70 acres of protected land in Colonie. This 70-acre property was donated to the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy. The Fox Preserve’s trail system winds through diverse habitats. The trail passes Shaker Creek. Old oak trees provide habitat for migratory birds like the Baltimore oriole, and open fields create ideal nesting areas for eastern bluebirds, the state bird of New York.Show more
#5 - Stevens Farm Trail
Normanskill Farm
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 46 m
#6 - Hannacroix Ravine Orange Trail
Hannacroix Ravine Preserve
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
This 415-acre preserve is located in New Scotland and Berne, within Albany County, NY. Crossing several small streams and winding through a variety of woodland habitats, the 2.5 mile long orange-marked trail at Hannacroix Ravine Preserve has a few steep climbs. There are some 100-year-old hemlocks along the creek. Other trees, most common in the area west of the creek, include beech, yellow birch, basswood, red oak, sugar maple and red pine. In the spring, visitors often find a brilliant display of wildflowers, including columbine, hepatica, Dutchman’s breeches and bloodroot.Show more
#7 - Rensselaer Lake Loop via Rapp Barren's Red Trail
Six Mile Waterworks Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
#8 - Bauer Environmental Park Loop
Bauer Environmental Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 22 m
The trail is about 90% boardwalk; easy to walk/run on and/or bring wheelchairs/strollers. All ages area able to walk here. Beautiful in the fall with leaf colors.Show more
#9 - Beaver Tree Trail
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 16 m
#10 - Pinebush Preserve Loop
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
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