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

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Great fall walking trail!!

Easy trail but impressive views.

Easy walk with some great views of the Hudson (especially facing south toward the Mid-Hudson Bridge and Hudson Highlands). Walked on 10/20/18 as part of Alzheimer’s Association Walk. Plenty of spots to stop and enjoy the views.

Really peaceful
Low effort
Great scenery
Great people

Love it

walking
2 months ago

This is really lovely. Good job with refurbishing and repurposing old railroad bridge!

Let me start by saying "I don't like bridges". The walkway over the Hudson is beautiful and doesn't bother me as much anymore. I've walked it 100 X and I still don't like looking down from the edge. The mid Hudson bridge is another story. The walking path shakes with the truck movement and there are metal grates where you can see down to the water. It looks as though the walking path a 4" of concrete. Not enough for my fear of heights. There is a spot to listen to music made on the bridge which is very cool. The views are incredible and I would definitely recommend it to everyone. It's just beautiful and gives you yet another perspective of this area. Do it

Sunscreen a must if you burn easily. Great walk with beautiful views!

Such a fun walk. Bring your pooch!

walking
4 months ago

My wife and I parked in the Parker Ave lot on the Poughkeepsie side. 3.1 Miles or 5k to the caboose on the highland side. Beautiful view, nice breeze and NO BUGS. Go early before the summer heat. Say Hi or nod to your fellow travelers it will brighten both your days

Nice views over the Hudson!

An easy hike. Took us an hour to do the Lane Loop, but we weren’t in any hurry. Offers some nice spots for views of the Hudson. And oh my gosh the wildflowers! Fields of them!

Excellent

Easy walk for a beautiful view!

Beautiful little walk :)

9 months ago

Great

11 months ago

beautiful view

Saturday, October 28, 2017

fantastic walkway. it connects with dutchess rail trail.

hiking
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Easy hike near river. Bring bug spray in warm weather. lots of biting annoying critters there. Pretty woodland setting though.

hiking
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Love the trails here, if your a bit tired and need to take it easy...good trail to work out on.

walking
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Love the view

walking
Friday, August 25, 2017

Did the full loop and also completed Franny Reese State Park on the way. It was neat to do this as I've run the walkway so many times but never done the full loop. Everything was clearly marked and we ended up taking the elevator back up to the walkway which I had never done before. This will be my new running route!

Overall this is an easy walk, sunscreen might be needed based on the day.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Don't forget your sunscreen! That bridge crossing is long and in the sun! The west side of the Hudson has more shade. Great walk!

walking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Nice little walk with beautiful views of the Hudson River...great spot for families. Started on the Highland NY side and made my way over to Poughkeepsie. Pretty certain my girlfriend and I were the only people on the bridge that noticed two Bald Eagles fighting in the sky above us...bring your binoculars because if patient you will have the opportunity to observe a Bald Eagle..without a doubt they are nesting nearby

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Did full loop. Sections tieing the two bridges together VERY poorly marked. Make a mistake on the Poughkeepsie side and you can end up in a pretty sketchy neighborhood wandering around trying to find the either bridge.

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Very enjoyable trail!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Beautiful view...

hiking
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Great walk with the wife, 12 year old and our dog.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Loved this! Did this trail last year and one of the food carts had the most amazing candied bacon so I bought a side of it...so delish. The walk was great and we loved Poughkeepsie very much!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Beautiful views. All paved terrain and basically flat or downhill.

walking
Thursday, December 08, 2016

Great walk and beautiful views. Even better during the colours of Autumn

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