Three segments of the O&W Rail-Trail are open to the public within the Town of Fallsburg: Mountaindale to Woodridge, 2.7 miles; Woodridge toward South Fallsburg, 1.8 miles; South Fallsburg to Hurleyville), 3 miles. When complete, the trail will stretch 25 miles between the D&H Linear Park in Summitville to downtown Liberty.
The Ontario & Western Railroad (O&W) opened the Scranton Division in 1888 and operated the line through northern Wayne County, into New York State at Hancock, until 1957. A major carrier of anthracite coal, the O&W was also an important carrier of milk and dairy products, as well as urban tourists seeking the fresh air of resorts and farm house boarding.
Parking and Trail Access
In South Fallsburg park by a small playground at Railroad Plaza and Griff Court. The trailhead is up Railroad Plaza behind an enclosed basketball court on the left (along Water St.). In Hurleyville, park near the post office along CR 104.
For the Woodridge-Mountaindale segment, park at the intersection of Green Avenue and Greenfield Road in Woodridge. In Mountaindale, park by the old Mountaindale Train Station, now a visitor center with restrooms, and head past the parking lot and you'll come to a sign board for the Mountaindale O & W Linear Park.
I noticed that the other reviews are quite old and don't accurately reflect the current condition of the Town of Fallsburg O&W Rails to Trails. Several community groups have been working hard over the last few years to improve the Rail Trail. It is now ...
Could be nice!
This is a rough trail to ride on in some places. From mountiandale to woodridge was somewhat easy and on a compact dirt and grass. The secenery was fair, passing over a small lake and some wooded places. The grade was low and easy pedeling. Once in woodridge, ...
Nice but short
I believe this trail is only two miles long. I finished the ride down from Woodridge in 15 minutes. The ride back was longer because it's noticeably uphill. It's a nice trail but I wouldn't travel very far to do it. It's too short.