Explore the most popular trails near Hawthorne Hill with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Hawthorne Hill, New York Map

My first trip here today. There were a lot of trails to follow and they seem a little confusing, but you really can't get lost. However, the map was very helpful.


Parking at Lock 7 upper lot provided easy access to the park. There is some up and down and the trail was a little icy today. The trail network leaves the State Park and eventually connects with Niskayuna's Blatnick Park.

I'm not usually one to complain about bugs when I'm outside, where most bugs do live, but this place was seriously buggy. I also brought along my small dog and she had a blast and loved it, though there was some Glass on the blue trail so I had to carry her a bit and also some of the boards on the bridges were spaced pretty widely and I had to carry her across so she wouldn't hurt herself. Otherwise an easy, pleasant walk.

Monday, January 16, 2017

I hiked this trail this afternoon with my daughter, It was a great, flat trail with several bridges over the wet spots. It took us about an hour to hike the yellow, blue and red trail loop from the Oakmont St. trailhead. There was no snow or ice in the woods and we had a great time looking at woodpecker holes and climbing ancient sand dunes. The highlight was seeing eleven deer run by us just before we came back to the parking area,. My daughter was thrilled.