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Best trails in Albany

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Looking for a great trail near Albany, New York? AllTrails has 20 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 18 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 (20)
#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 lShow more
#2 - The Crossings of Colonie Loop
The Crossings of Colonie
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
The Crossings of Colonie Loop is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Albany, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity Show more
#3 - Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail
Albany, New York
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Length: 18 mi • Est. 7 h 35 m
Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail is a 18 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Albany, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. Show more
#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. TheShow more
#5 - 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-markShow more
#6 - 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
Rensselaer Lake Loop via Rapp Barren's Red Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Albany, New York that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarilyShow more
#7 - Beaver Tree Trail
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 16 m
Beaver Tree Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Albany, New York that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and offers a number of activity options.Show more
#8 - Stevens Farm Trail
Normanskill Farm
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 46 m
Stevens Farm Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Albany, New York that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking,Show more
#9 - 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
#10 - Blueberry Hill East
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 50 m
Blueberry Hill East is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Albany, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, Show more
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