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Best trails in Troy

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Looking for a great trail near Troy, New York? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, walking trails, forest 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 Peebles Island State Park or John Boyd Thacher 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 4 easy trails in Troy ranging from 0.8 to 0.9 miles and from 134 to 311 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 Troy
Top trails (7)
#1 - Bloomingdale Brook Waterfall Trail
Rensselaer Tech Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 29 m
This trail is in the NORTHERN set of trails behind WMHT (it is unrelated to the Waterfall Spur Trail also in this park). This trail area traverses a set of cascades and small waterfalls, along with a beautiful 10 foot waterfall. The trail is a loop with significant inclines and declines along with two water crossings which can prove difficult in high water. Much wildlife is in the area including chipmunks, squirrels, and white tailed deer. The loop is well marked with "Red" discs.Show more
#2 - Southern Waterfall Spur Trail
Rensselaer Tech Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 58 m
There are two trails areas in the Rensselaer Tech Park; this set is the southern set and is only labeled "Trail." The main "Red" trail travels to a bridge where the "Waterfall Spur Trail" splits off. It is a nature walk from the park down to the train tracks near the Hudson River. There is plenty of beautiful scenic areas here along with wildlife and a stream containing a set of small cascading waterfalls.Show more
#3 - Burden Pond Preserve Trail
Burden Pond Preserve
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 41 m
This is a gem nestled in the heart of Troy. The falls here are stunning, and there are multiple spots where you can wade into the water and there are several side trails to explore. There are some inclines, but not difficult. Show more
#4 - Garnet Douglass Baltimore Trail
Prospect Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 29 m
#5 - Corning Cascade Falls
Troy, New York
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Length: 0.2 mi • Est. 5 m
#6 - John B. Staalesen Vanderheyden Preserve
John B. Staalesen Vanderheyden Preserve
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 21 m
The 24-acre preserve contains a criss-crossing network of trails for easy out and back or loop hiking. A surprisingly quiet area near Troy neighborhoods. Some of the trails can get muddy/mucky after a rainstorm.Show more
#7 - Poestenkill Gorge Trail
Poestenkill Gorge Park
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 8 m
This is an easy trail alongside Poestenkill Gorge. The view may be obstructed by tree growth. Please note that it is not advised to swim here as it as very dangerous. Many people here go off path and need to be rescued. Please stay on the trail.Show more