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

Very pretty and easy to follow trail. Great for walking, snowshoeing, dog walking. I don't love it for running because the footpath is extremely narrow in some places and difficult to run. if you do run it, I recommend trail shoes even though the trail is flat and not very rugged, just because you find yourself wanting to run in the grass alongside the footpath.

Nice 2 day backpacking trip. It starts pretty steep and then eases out to the top of Hunter Mountain. Views at the top of the tower are breathtaking. The back loop is much easier with one water point on the way down and then a river at the bottom.

Great hike, easy

very nice trail. it is well maintained for miles. It is a easy walk, family and dog friendly.

great for walking my dogs.

This is a flat dirt path, why is it rated moderate, it's so easy!?

Not a great trail, there are houses and roads right next to it. It's pretty flat and wide, and it's more of a walk than a hike. There's a train station at one end, in Sleepy Hollow, and parking at the other end.

paddle sports
4 months ago

Kayaking was great. So peaceful.

road biking
5 months ago

Awesome rail trail. Rented a recumbent bike at James Taylor's Leisure Ride bike shop in Poughkeepsie. Went south on the trail first, accidentally, as the goal was to ride to the Hudson River. Heading south toward Hopewell Junction was great though, this is a beautiful rail trail. Turned around then headed north then west to the Mid-Hudson Bridge. The views from the bridge were spectacular and the sun was just setting which added to the ambiance. A wonderful trail, go for it!

road biking
5 months ago

South road is 20.6 miles out and back, ends at Millerton due to construction. There is a detour on Route 22N to the northern section to complete the trail around Copake at the Massachusetts border in Columbia County which I've done before by itself. Total mileage is closer to 50 miles round trip from Wassaic according to my Garmin. Nice workout and scenery but a bit too flat for me. Bad cell coverage and dropouts in recording the whole trail on my old iPhone (south and north parts). Total trail not represented on alltrails.com, this section here is only the northern part. You can find the whole trail on other websites. Well maintained. One thing I did like about this trail is that you can pick up speed and sustain it for a while since there are not that many people on the path and there are long straight sections to see safely in front of you.

mountain biking
6 months ago

Loved it, some parts a bit bumpy, still a great ride
Bridge over the Wallkill River is closed for repairs, will have to make a trip back:)

Fun easy biking trail

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.

road biking
6 months ago

A rail trail. Excellent for biking.

7 months ago


Great stretch of trails perfect for gravel grinding. Bring hiking boots there's plenty to explore off the trails.

Started at trestle at Rosedale and headed south. Very nice flat walk although a bit buggy. Beautiful relaxing walk.

paddle sports
7 months ago

Really unusual, serene, beautiful wetlands. There are a few places to put a kayak or canoe in, but don't be dissuaded by the heavy plant growth in the water. It can slow you down a bit, but there are plenty of clear area Hus as well. In general, the waterways are narrow and windy, and the views are lovely. Bring a camera and binoculars, as there is much wildlife to be seen. If you're looking for something a bit different from navigating a lake or river, this is definitely worth a try. Great place, and please remember not to litter. Safe trip!

Pretty walk. I only went 3 miles in before turned around. Easy walk, flat. Saw a couple of ATV riders, they were very considerate of hikers.

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!

mountain biking
8 months ago

One of the things that truly makes New Paltz special. A must experience for any visitor!

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.

This was a nice hike with only moderate inclines as the TriangleTrail skirted the mountains for the most part (note: Triangle Trail mislabeled as of 6/26/17 to be the White Bar trail, go to https://parks.ny.gov/parks/attachments/HarrimanTrailMap.pdf until AllTrails has a chance to update their information). The Triangle Trail is marked with yellow triangles, sometimes with black outline. It is not a highly used trail. Wild blueberries abounded. Most trails are rocky, so watch your footing. Being in the lower section of the park on the Triangle Trail also had a lot of bugs, one of our party was bitten by three ticks, and this was the guy in the loose fitting t-shirt and jeans. (He ended up in the ER to have one removed Saturday night, it was immature and had burrowed in so only its legs were sticking out, yuck!). Anyway, the R-D (Ramapo Dunderberg) trail section was great, it meets the Triangle Trail at a nice point with scenic views. This trail is marked with a red dot on a white vertical bar. The section from this point to the Tom Jones shelter was not used very often, as the markers (painted) were showing signs of being weathered. There's a bit of a scramble to ascend to the shelter that was nerve-wracking with our too-heavy packs. The shelter location was wonderful, but there was not much wood for the fire to collect. Just before the scramble there was plenty and we would've done well to drag some along. The shelter itself features 2 fireplaces, three stone sides and a rain-proof roof. There's a raised wooden platform, seat height, to put your tent that takes up about half the shelter. Campers from recent times had left some niceties, like a deck of cards, garbage bags and wood. There's a campfire pit outside the shelter, plenty of grates to cook food around (old, but serviceable) and the terrain is grassy with some rocky outcroppings.

mountain biking
9 months ago

I did a 22 mile round trip from New Paltz to north of Rosendale. Nice flat ride but one bridge was blocked and parts were muddy. The best part was the Rosendale trestle which has nice views.

beautiful wildlife area, plenty of opportunities to see some beautiful species

Nice paved trail, great for biking, but not quite what I was looking for. Did make a nice hike though. Lots of birds if your a bird watcher.

My husband and I went on this trail a few times last year and loved it! This year within the first 2 miles my bike tire was punctured due to copious amounts of broken glass near the Niagara Street portion in Canandaigua. Exercise caution during your walk or ride.

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