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Length
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Type

Boulevard Trolley Line Path

2.5 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Concrete

Briarcliff-Peekskill Trailway

12 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass

Bronx River Greenway

18.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

D & H Canal Heritage Corridor (O&W Rail-Trail)

11.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

D & H Canal Linear Park

4.7 mi
State: NY
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

D & H Canal Park

0.6 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

D & H Canal Trail - Bashakill Wildlife Management Area

5.7 mi
State: NY
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass

Derby Greenway

1.85 mi
State: CT
Asphalt

East River Greenway

9.4 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Great Valley Rail Trail

4.3 mi
State: NJ
Dirt, Grass

Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Management Area

3 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt

Harlem Valley Rail Trail

17.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Hook Mountain/Nyack Beach Bikeway

4.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Hudson River Greenway

11 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Hudson Valley Rail Trail

3.6 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Hutchinson River Greenway

2.2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Jack Harrington White Plains Greenway

1.2 mi
State: NY
Woodchips

John Kieran Nature Trail

1 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Gravel, Woodchips
Accordion

Jones Point Path

2 mi
State: NY
Ballast, Dirt

Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail

2.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Kaaterskill Rail Trail

2 mi
State: NY
Concrete, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Kennedy Trail

1.7 mi
State: NY
Cinder

Klara Sauer Trail

1 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Kress Family Trail

2.5 mi
State: CT
Dirt

Larkin State Park Trail

10.4 mi
State: CT
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Liberty Rail Trail

2.6 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Maybrook Trailway

3.7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

McDade Recreational Trail

32 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Middlebury Greenway

4.4 mi
State: CT
Asphalt

Mosholu-Pelham Greenway

10.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Naugatuck River Greenway

5.4 mi
State: CT
Asphalt

New Milford River Trail

5 mi
State: CT
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

North County Trailway

22.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Norwalk River Valley Trail

5.8 mi
State: CT
Asphalt

O & W Rail Trail

7.5 mi
State: NY
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass

Ogden Mine Railroad Path

2.7 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

22.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

Old Erie Path

3 mi
State: NY
Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Old Mine Railroad Trail

2.2 mi
State: NY
Dirt

Old Putnam Trail

1.25 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Dirt, Grass

Parksville Rail Trail

3.2 mi
State: NY
Cinder

Paulinskill Valley Trail

27 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass

Pequonnock River Trail

12.8 mi
State: CT
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Putnam Trailway

11.55 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Quarry Trail

0.1 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Grass

Railroad Ramble

1.7 mi
State: CT
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass

Ramsey Bike Path

1 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Raymond G. Esposito Trail

1 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Ridgefield Rail Trail

2.3 mi
State: CT
Gravel

Samuel G. Fisher Mount Ivy Environmental Park

2 mi
State: NY
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Woodchips

Shawangunk, Walden, and Wallkill Rail Trail

4.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

South County Trailway

14.7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Sussex Branch Trail

18 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Tallman Mountain State Park Bike Path

2.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt

Timp-Torne Trail

5.4 mi
State: NY
Dirt

Walkway Over The Hudson

1.28 mi
State: NY
Concrete

Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

21.2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Cinder, Gravel

West Essex Trail

2.84 mi
State: NJ
Cinder, Gravel

Wood Duck Nature Trail (Wallkill River NWR)

1.5 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
This 2.1-mile long paved path runs directly adjacent to (about 30-40 feet off of) the Boulevard in Mountain Lakes, NJ, and follows the exact route of a former trolley line operated by the Morris...
NJ 2.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Briarcliff-Peekskill Trailway is a 12-mile linear park that runs from the town of Ossining north to Westchester County's Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill. The trail is built on land...
NY 12 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Grass
The Bronx River Greenway will one day stretch 23 miles along the river through New York's Westchester and Bronx counties. Currently, 18 miles of the trail are complete in disconnected segments largely...
NY 18.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt
The City of Port Jervis is the latest community to save a portion of the former D&H Canal and turn it into a greenway for use by residents and visitors. A section of the canal, which is approximately...
NY 1 mi Cinder, Gravel
Sandwiched between the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains near the busy US Route 209 corridor, this trail has a little something for everyone. The Delaware & Hudson Canal Heritage Corridor (D & H...
NY 11.8 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The D&H Canal Linear Park is 45 acres with a trail situated along the historic D&H Canal. Remains of the original locks, dry dock and waste weirs are visible from the towpath trail. Interpretive signs...
NY 4.7 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The D & H Canal towpath is nestled within the 300-acre D & H Canal Park in the New York hamlet of Cuddebackville. The crushed-stone trail, stretching just over a half mile, is one section of a larger...
NY 0.6 mi Crushed Stone
The Bashakill Wildlife Management Area is located on the Orange County-Sullivan County border just south of Wurtsboro, New York. It consists of over 3,000 acres of wetlands and uplands which were...
NY 5.7 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass
The Derby Greenway runs between Division Street and Main Street, paralleling the Naugatuck and Housatonic rivers. The trail runs on top of a flood control dyke for the rivers; a portion of it goes...
CT 1.85 mi Asphalt
New York City's East River Greenway offers views of the East River, Queens, Brooklyn, and the iconic bridges that connect these boroughs to Manhattan. The paved pathway traces the waterfront on one...
NY 9.4 mi Asphalt
The Great Valley Rail Trail, built on the former Lehigh & New England Railroad, offers an unpaved, natural experience through quiet woodlands between the townships of Hampton and...
NJ 4.3 mi Dirt, Grass
This trail is in an area rich in geological history. Zinc and Iron Ores were transported along this branch from mines in the area that operated for over 200 years. The trail is scenic with a slight...
NJ 3 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt
Harlem Valley Rail Trail provides a scenic ride through rolling farm fields and dense woods on the bed of the New York and Harlem Railroad that ran from New York City to Chatham. The rail-trail is...
NY 17.3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Much of the 15-mile Heritage Trail, a.k.a. the Orange Heritage Trail, sails past wide fields of corn and wheat. The trail starts in Harriman at the Mary Harriman Park. From there, it heads northwest...
NY 15 mi Asphalt
While not a "rail-trail," the Hook Mountain/Nyack Beach Bikeway is a very scenic trail along the Hudson River in Rockland County. The southern half of this trail is flat and runs right along the...
NY 4.9 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
Hudson River Greenway provides a continuous 11-mile route between Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan and the Little Red Lighthouse underneath the George Washington Bridge. The trail passes...
NY 11 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Located in the mid-Hudson Valley is a remarkable trail that is picturesque and family friendly. This flat, paved Hudson Valley Trail stretches nearly 4 miles through hardwood forests, over Black Creek...
NY 3.6 mi Asphalt
The Hutchinson River Greenway offers a convenient alternative to the Hutchinson River Parkway, which it closely follows. Although adjacent to the busy thoroughfare, trees have been planted along the...
NY 2.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Jack Harrington White Plains Greenway was recently renamed to honor a long-time member of the city's conservation board. The trail's corridor follows the former New York, Westchester & Boston...
NY 1.2 mi Woodchips
The John Kieran Nature Trail is a short loop that borders Van Cortlandt Lake and its associated wetlands. It is a wonderful site for bird-watching. The trail also passes several sites of significance...
NY 1 mi Dirt, Gravel, Woodchips
Accordion
The Jones Point Path occupies an abandoned motor vehicle route (old US Route 9W). The path provides bicyclists with a relatively safe bypass to a dangerous section of busy US Route 9W near Bear...
NY 2 mi Ballast, Dirt
These three contiguous trails—the Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail, Old Erie Path and Joseph B. Clarke Trail—occupy the former right-of-way of the Erie Railroad's Nyack and Piermont Branch. Each...
NY 2.8 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The Kaaterskill Rail Trail offers a beautiful wooded walk through Haines Falls in eastern New York, nestled in the northern Catskills. It begins at the historical Ulster & Delaware Train Station,...
NY 2 mi Concrete, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Kennedy Trail begins at the northwest corner of the 68-acre campus of John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers. The town, which sits 30 miles from White Plains and 55 miles from New York...
NY 1.7 mi Cinder
The Klara Sauer Trail (formerly known as the Beacon Riverside Trail) runs for 1 mile along the Hudson River on the west side of New York's village of Beacon. The trail occupies the same corridor as...
NY 1 mi Crushed Stone
The Kress Family Trail follows an old rail bed of the former Shepaug Railroad, which winds along the Shepaug River. The flat, 2.5-mile trail is popular with cross-country skiers and snowshoers in...
CT 2.5 mi Dirt
Canopied with deciduous trees for most of its 10.4 miles, the Larkin State Park Trail (a.k.a. Larkin Bridle Path) is primarily a wilderness trail, with wooded vistas, wetland views and sparse...
CT 10.4 mi Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The Liberty Rail Trail extends about 2.5 miles through the village of Liberty, NY, between Chestnut Street/SR 52 (near West Street) and the old rail trestle in Ferndale. The trail occupies a portion...
NY 2.6 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Owned by the Metro-North Railroad, the Maybrook Trailway starts at the Connecticut state line in Farringtons Park, and spans 5 miles into the town of Brewster. The trail follows what was once part of...
NY 3.7 mi Asphalt
The Joseph M. McDade Recreational Trail is named after a former member of Congress from the area known for his dedication to public lands. The trail, located within the Delaware Water Gap National...
PA 32 mi Crushed Stone
The delightful asphalt Middlebury Greenway winds 4.4 miles through the residential community of Middlebury, connecting businesses, parks and neighborhoods. The popular trail offers residents an...
CT 4.4 mi Asphalt
The Mosholu-Pelham Greenway connects several parks and recreational opportunities in New York City's north and central Bronx neighborhoods. A portion of the trail is also part of the growing East...
NY 10.3 mi Asphalt
The Naugatuck River Greenway will one day span 44 miles from Torrington to Derby in western Connecticut, but is currently open in a few short disconnected segments totaling just over 5 miles. The...
CT 5.4 mi Asphalt
The first phase of the New Milford River Trail runs southeast from Gaylordsville via the scenic but lightly traveled River Road, through Sega Meadows to Boardman Bridge, a distance of about 5 miles....
CT 5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The North County Trailway is the longest of the four connected rail-trails breathing new life into the former New York Central Railroad's Putnam Division line. The "Old Put" provided passenger and...
NY 22.1 mi Asphalt
When completed, the Norwalk River Valley Trail will run from Danbury to Long Island Sound in southwestern Connecticut, for a total of about 27 miles. Currently, several disconnected sections totaling...
CT 5.8 mi Asphalt
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...
NY 7.5 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass
This trail is located in the Mahlon Dickerson Reservation which is a unit of the Morris County Park Commission. The trail follows an abandoned railroad bed through hardwood forests, past ponds, swamps...
NJ 2.7 mi Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park follows the route of the Old Croton Aqueduct, which carried water to New York City from 1842 to 1955. Most of the structure lies beneath the trail and has...
NY 22.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt
These three contiguous trails—the Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail, Old Erie Path and Joseph B. Clark Trail—occupy the former right-of-way of the Erie Railroad's Nyack and Piermont Branch. Each...
NY 3 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Fahnestock State Park is a relatively undiscovered gems in the New York State Park System. Located a few miles east of Cold Spring Village on Rt. 301 (Main Street), the park jurisdiction was recently...
NY 2.2 mi Dirt
Splayed over 1,146 acres in northwest Bronx, Van Cortlandt Park has a lot going on. The park is New York City's fourth largest and is home to the oldest municipal golf course in America. There are...
NY 1.25 mi Cinder, Dirt, Grass
This rustic unpaved trail, just over three miles in length, runs along a route formerly used by the New York, Ontario, & Western Railway's Main Line through Parksville in Sullivan County, NY. The...
NY 3.2 mi Cinder
For a dose of rural scenery, head to the northwest corner of New Jersey, where this 27-mile rail-trail cuts a nearly uninterrupted path along the banks of the Paulins Kill, a Delaware River tributary...
NJ 27 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass
The Pequonnock River Trail—portions of which are also known as the Housatonic Railway Rails to Trails, Monroe Housatonic Railbed Trail and Pequonnock Valley Greenway—is a developing system stretching...
CT 12.8 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The final passenger cars of the Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad ran in 1958, but the rail line that so influenced development of this area still sparks nostalgia. The "Old Put"...
NY 11.55 mi Asphalt
The Quarry Trail is currently a 600-foot long unimproved strip of land along what is known as Quarry Road in the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. The trail links Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic...
NY 0.1 mi Dirt, Grass
The Railroad Ramble occupies a corridor abandoned by the Central New England Railroad, which provided service from 1871 through 1967. In Lakeville, the trail can be found just off of Route 41 behind...
CT 1.7 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Grass
The Ramsey Bike Path is a recreational path built on the former Paterson to Suffern trolley line right-of-way. The path extends along a north-south route from one end of Ramsey to the other....
NJ 1 mi Asphalt
These three contiguous trails—the Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail, Old Erie Path and Joseph B. Clark Trail—occupy the former right-of-way of the Erie Railroad's Nyack and Piermont Branch. Each...
NY 1 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The Ridgefield Rail-Trail meanders for nearly 2.5 miles through the forested exburbs of Ridgefield, Connecticut. The trail passes among suburban acreages, along a creek at one point, and past a couple...
CT 2.3 mi Gravel
The Saddle River Area Bike Path in Bergen County stretches for nearly 6 miles along a 577-acre linear park system that hugs the banks of the Saddle River and its tributaries. There are actually five...
NJ 7.5 mi Asphalt
A former right-of-way of the NY & NJ Railroad. Near historical Mount Ivy which was the center of a Quaker settlement in the 18th century. Hiking along railroad bed and wildlife observation and...
NY 2 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Woodchips
Shawangunk, Walden, and Wallkill Rail Trail is built on a railroad right-of-way that was abandoned by Conrail in the late 1970s. Conrail and its predecessors, Penn Central, New York Central, and The...
NY 4.5 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The South County Trailway is a zippy paved trail heading north from Yonkers through the Hudson River Valley communities of Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley, Irvington, Greenburgh, and...
NY 14.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Sussex Branch Trail got its start in the late 1840s as the narrow-gauge, mule-drawn Sussex Mine Railroad, whose primary purpose was hauling iron ore from the mines in Andover to Waterloo Village...
NJ 18 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Tallman Mountain State Park Bike Path is partially paved and bisects the Tallman Mountain State Park. The route provides a motor-vehicle-free way for bicyclists using US Route 9W to connect with...
NY 2.1 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt
For family riding and walking, the Tannersville Bike Path offers a 2.7 mile stretch of graded dirt path starting on Clum Hill Road directly across from Cortina Valley. The opposite end is on Bloomer...
NY 2.7 mi Dirt, Gravel
Just an hour north of New York City, the Timp-Torne Trail offers a scenic hike through Bear Mountain and Harriman State Parks with panoramic vistas of the Hudson River. The rugged blue-blazed trail...
NY 5.4 mi Dirt
Built in 1888 to link New York and New England to the coal beds of Pennsylvania and the West, the steel cantilever truss Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge was the longest bridge in the world for a...
NY 1.28 mi Concrete
The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail extends more than 20 miles between Kingston and Gardiner along the route of the old Wallkill Valley Railroad, which, in the late 1800s, carried produce from Ulster...
NY 21.2 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Gravel
The West Essex Trail follows a short distance (just under 3 miles) of the former rail bed of the Caldwell Branch on the old Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. The trail runs between the Essex–Passiac county...
NJ 2.84 mi Cinder, Gravel
The Dutchess Rail Trail is a local treasure in the Hudson Valley region of New York, and for good reason: the 13-mile trail runs through what seems like a perpetually green landscape of dense tree...
NY 13 mi Asphalt
The Wood Duck Nature Trail, appropriately named for the secretive duck, was made possible through the hard work and dedication of refuge volunteers. This beautiful trail now extends about 1.5 miles on...
NJ 1.5 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

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Trails by activity

Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail

NY - 2.8 miles

These three contiguous trails—the Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail, Old Erie Path and Joseph B. Clarke Trail—occupy the former right-of-way of the Erie Railroad's Nyack and Piermont Branch. Each...

Hook Mountain/Nyack Beach Bikeway

NY - 4.9 miles

While not a "rail-trail," the Hook Mountain/Nyack Beach Bikeway is a very scenic trail along the Hudson River in Rockland County. The southern half of this trail is flat and runs right along the...

Tallman Mountain State Park Bike Path

NY - 2.1 miles

Tallman Mountain State Park Bike Path is partially paved and bisects the Tallman Mountain State Park. The route provides a motor-vehicle-free way for bicyclists using US Route 9W to connect with...

Hutchinson River Greenway

NY - 2.2 miles

The Hutchinson River Greenway offers a convenient alternative to the Hutchinson River Parkway, which it closely follows. Although adjacent to the busy thoroughfare, trees have been planted along the...

Accordion

Klara Sauer Trail

NY - 1 miles

The Klara Sauer Trail (formerly known as the Beacon Riverside Trail) runs for 1 mile along the Hudson River on the west side of New York's village of Beacon. The trail occupies the same corridor as...

Mosholu-Pelham Greenway

NY - 10.3 miles

The Mosholu-Pelham Greenway connects several parks and recreational opportunities in New York City's north and central Bronx neighborhoods. A portion of the trail is also part of the growing East...

Middlebury Greenway

CT - 4.4 miles

The delightful asphalt Middlebury Greenway winds 4.4 miles through the residential community of Middlebury, connecting businesses, parks and neighborhoods. The popular trail offers residents an...

D & H Canal Heritage Corridor (O&W Rail-Trail)

NY - 11.8 miles

Sandwiched between the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains near the busy US Route 209 corridor, this trail has a little something for everyone. The Delaware & Hudson Canal Heritage Corridor (D & H...

Jones Point Path

NY - 2 miles

The Jones Point Path occupies an abandoned motor vehicle route (old US Route 9W). The path provides bicyclists with a relatively safe bypass to a dangerous section of busy US Route 9W near Bear...

D & H Canal Park

NY - 0.6 miles

The D & H Canal towpath is nestled within the 300-acre D & H Canal Park in the New York hamlet of Cuddebackville. The crushed-stone trail, stretching just over a half mile, is one section of a larger...

Walkway Over The Hudson

NY - 1.28 miles

Built in 1888 to link New York and New England to the coal beds of Pennsylvania and the West, the steel cantilever truss Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge was the longest bridge in the world for a...

Maybrook Trailway

NY - 3.7 miles

Owned by the Metro-North Railroad, the Maybrook Trailway starts at the Connecticut state line in Farringtons Park, and spans 5 miles into the town of Brewster. The trail follows what was once part of...

Old Erie Path

NY - 3 miles

These three contiguous trails—the Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail, Old Erie Path and Joseph B. Clark Trail—occupy the former right-of-way of the Erie Railroad's Nyack and Piermont Branch. Each...

D & H Canal & Gravity Railroad Heritage Corridor - Port Jervis Branch Trail

NY - 1 miles

The City of Port Jervis is the latest community to save a portion of the former D&H Canal and turn it into a greenway for use by residents and visitors. A section of the canal, which is approximately...

Tannersville Bike Path (Huckleberry Multi-Use Trail)

NY - 2.7 miles

For family riding and walking, the Tannersville Bike Path offers a 2.7 mile stretch of graded dirt path starting on Clum Hill Road directly across from Cortina Valley. The opposite end is on Bloomer...

Hudson River Greenway

NY - 11 miles

Hudson River Greenway provides a continuous 11-mile route between Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan and the Little Red Lighthouse underneath the George Washington Bridge. The trail passes...

Naugatuck River Greenway

CT - 5.4 miles

The Naugatuck River Greenway will one day span 44 miles from Torrington to Derby in western Connecticut, but is currently open in a few short disconnected segments totaling just over 5 miles. The...

Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

NY - 21.2 miles

The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail extends more than 20 miles between Kingston and Gardiner along the route of the old Wallkill Valley Railroad, which, in the late 1800s, carried produce from Ulster...

Parksville Rail Trail

NY - 3.2 miles

This rustic unpaved trail, just over three miles in length, runs along a route formerly used by the New York, Ontario, & Western Railway's Main Line through Parksville in Sullivan County, NY. The...

Railroad Ramble

CT - 1.7 miles

The Railroad Ramble occupies a corridor abandoned by the Central New England Railroad, which provided service from 1871 through 1967. In Lakeville, the trail can be found just off of Route 41 behind...

Ridgefield Rail Trail

CT - 2.3 miles

The Ridgefield Rail-Trail meanders for nearly 2.5 miles through the forested exburbs of Ridgefield, Connecticut. The trail passes among suburban acreages, along a creek at one point, and past a couple...

McDade Recreational Trail

PA - 32 miles

The Joseph M. McDade Recreational Trail is named after a former member of Congress from the area known for his dedication to public lands. The trail, located within the Delaware Water Gap National...

Hudson Valley Rail Trail

NY - 3.6 miles

Located in the mid-Hudson Valley is a remarkable trail that is picturesque and family friendly. This flat, paved Hudson Valley Trail stretches nearly 4 miles through hardwood forests, over Black Creek...

Hook Mountain/Nyack Beach Bikeway

NY - 4.9 miles

While not a "rail-trail," the Hook Mountain/Nyack Beach Bikeway is a very scenic trail along the Hudson River in Rockland County. The southern half of this trail is flat and runs right along the...

Accordion

Klara Sauer Trail

NY - 1 miles

The Klara Sauer Trail (formerly known as the Beacon Riverside Trail) runs for 1 mile along the Hudson River on the west side of New York's village of Beacon. The trail occupies the same corridor as...

West Essex Trail

NJ - 2.84 miles

The West Essex Trail follows a short distance (just under 3 miles) of the former rail bed of the Caldwell Branch on the old Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. The trail runs between the Essex–Passiac county...

D & H Canal & Gravity Railroad Heritage Corridor - Port Jervis Branch Trail

NY - 1 miles

The City of Port Jervis is the latest community to save a portion of the former D&H Canal and turn it into a greenway for use by residents and visitors. A section of the canal, which is approximately...

Middlebury Greenway

CT - 4.4 miles

The delightful asphalt Middlebury Greenway winds 4.4 miles through the residential community of Middlebury, connecting businesses, parks and neighborhoods. The popular trail offers residents an...

O & W Rail Trail

NY - 7.5 miles

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...

Great Valley Rail Trail

NJ - 4.3 miles

The Great Valley Rail Trail, built on the former Lehigh & New England Railroad, offers an unpaved, natural experience through quiet woodlands between the townships of Hampton and...

Derby Greenway

CT - 1.85 miles

The Derby Greenway runs between Division Street and Main Street, paralleling the Naugatuck and Housatonic rivers. The trail runs on top of a flood control dyke for the rivers; a portion of it goes...

Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Management Area

NJ - 3 miles

This trail is in an area rich in geological history. Zinc and Iron Ores were transported along this branch from mines in the area that operated for over 200 years. The trail is scenic with a slight...

Old Mine Railroad Trail

NY - 2.2 miles

Fahnestock State Park is a relatively undiscovered gems in the New York State Park System. Located a few miles east of Cold Spring Village on Rt. 301 (Main Street), the park jurisdiction was recently...

Mosholu-Pelham Greenway

NY - 10.3 miles

The Mosholu-Pelham Greenway connects several parks and recreational opportunities in New York City's north and central Bronx neighborhoods. A portion of the trail is also part of the growing East...

Bronx River Greenway

NY - 18.1 miles

The Bronx River Greenway will one day stretch 23 miles along the river through New York's Westchester and Bronx counties. Currently, 18 miles of the trail are complete in disconnected segments largely...

North County Trailway

NY - 22.1 miles

The North County Trailway is the longest of the four connected rail-trails breathing new life into the former New York Central Railroad's Putnam Division line. The "Old Put" provided passenger and...

Railroad Ramble

CT - 1.7 miles

The Railroad Ramble occupies a corridor abandoned by the Central New England Railroad, which provided service from 1871 through 1967. In Lakeville, the trail can be found just off of Route 41 behind...

South County Trailway

NY - 14.7 miles

The South County Trailway is a zippy paved trail heading north from Yonkers through the Hudson River Valley communities of Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley, Irvington, Greenburgh, and...

Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail

NY - 2.8 miles

These three contiguous trails—the Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail, Old Erie Path and Joseph B. Clarke Trail—occupy the former right-of-way of the Erie Railroad's Nyack and Piermont Branch. Each...

Heritage Trail (aka Orange Heritage Trail)

NY - 15 miles

Much of the 15-mile Heritage Trail, a.k.a. the Orange Heritage Trail, sails past wide fields of corn and wheat. The trail starts in Harriman at the Mary Harriman Park. From there, it heads northwest...

McDade Recreational Trail

PA - 32 miles

The Joseph M. McDade Recreational Trail is named after a former member of Congress from the area known for his dedication to public lands. The trail, located within the Delaware Water Gap National...

Hudson River Greenway

NY - 11 miles

Hudson River Greenway provides a continuous 11-mile route between Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan and the Little Red Lighthouse underneath the George Washington Bridge. The trail passes...

Putnam Trailway

NY - 11.55 miles

The final passenger cars of the Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad ran in 1958, but the rail line that so influenced development of this area still sparks nostalgia. The "Old Put"...

Timp-Torne Trail

NY - 5.4 miles

Just an hour north of New York City, the Timp-Torne Trail offers a scenic hike through Bear Mountain and Harriman State Parks with panoramic vistas of the Hudson River. The rugged blue-blazed trail...

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John Kieran Nature Trail

NY - 1 miles

The John Kieran Nature Trail is a short loop that borders Van Cortlandt Lake and its associated wetlands. It is a wonderful site for bird-watching. The trail also passes several sites of significance...

Samuel G. Fisher Mount Ivy Environmental Park

NY - 2 miles

A former right-of-way of the NY & NJ Railroad. Near historical Mount Ivy which was the center of a Quaker settlement in the 18th century. Hiking along railroad bed and wildlife observation and...

Hook Mountain/Nyack Beach Bikeway

NY - 4.9 miles

While not a "rail-trail," the Hook Mountain/Nyack Beach Bikeway is a very scenic trail along the Hudson River in Rockland County. The southern half of this trail is flat and runs right along the...

Ridgefield Rail Trail

CT - 2.3 miles

The Ridgefield Rail-Trail meanders for nearly 2.5 miles through the forested exburbs of Ridgefield, Connecticut. The trail passes among suburban acreages, along a creek at one point, and past a couple...

D & H Canal Trail - Bashakill Wildlife Management Area

NY - 5.7 miles

The Bashakill Wildlife Management Area is located on the Orange County-Sullivan County border just south of Wurtsboro, New York. It consists of over 3,000 acres of wetlands and uplands which were...

Old Erie Path

NY - 3 miles

These three contiguous trails—the Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail, Old Erie Path and Joseph B. Clark Trail—occupy the former right-of-way of the Erie Railroad's Nyack and Piermont Branch. Each...

Paulinskill Valley Trail

NJ - 27 miles

For a dose of rural scenery, head to the northwest corner of New Jersey, where this 27-mile rail-trail cuts a nearly uninterrupted path along the banks of the Paulins Kill, a Delaware River tributary...

Jones Point Path

NY - 2 miles

The Jones Point Path occupies an abandoned motor vehicle route (old US Route 9W). The path provides bicyclists with a relatively safe bypass to a dangerous section of busy US Route 9W near Bear...

Hutchinson River Greenway

NY - 2.2 miles

The Hutchinson River Greenway offers a convenient alternative to the Hutchinson River Parkway, which it closely follows. Although adjacent to the busy thoroughfare, trees have been planted along the...

Mosholu-Pelham Greenway

NY - 10.3 miles

The Mosholu-Pelham Greenway connects several parks and recreational opportunities in New York City's north and central Bronx neighborhoods. A portion of the trail is also part of the growing East...

Great Valley Rail Trail

NJ - 4.3 miles

The Great Valley Rail Trail, built on the former Lehigh & New England Railroad, offers an unpaved, natural experience through quiet woodlands between the townships of Hampton and...

Middlebury Greenway

CT - 4.4 miles

The delightful asphalt Middlebury Greenway winds 4.4 miles through the residential community of Middlebury, connecting businesses, parks and neighborhoods. The popular trail offers residents an...

Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Management Area

NJ - 3 miles

This trail is in an area rich in geological history. Zinc and Iron Ores were transported along this branch from mines in the area that operated for over 200 years. The trail is scenic with a slight...

Briarcliff-Peekskill Trailway

NY - 12 miles

The Briarcliff-Peekskill Trailway is a 12-mile linear park that runs from the town of Ossining north to Westchester County's Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill. The trail is built on land...

Saddle River Area Bike Path - Bergen County

NJ - 7.5 miles

The Saddle River Area Bike Path in Bergen County stretches for nearly 6 miles along a 577-acre linear park system that hugs the banks of the Saddle River and its tributaries. There are actually five...

D & H Canal Park

NY - 0.6 miles

The D & H Canal towpath is nestled within the 300-acre D & H Canal Park in the New York hamlet of Cuddebackville. The crushed-stone trail, stretching just over a half mile, is one section of a larger...

Recent Trail Reviews

Ridgefield Rail Trail

New Ridgefielder

June, 2017 by squirrelbridge

Wonderful little trail...little bit on the residential side....but nevertheless wonderful. Very disappointing that we don't allow bicycling....nasty anti-bike sentiment among the comments. Lots of no-bike paths in Florida.

Hudson River Greenway

Great trail, I walked half of it, dodging racing bicyclists

June, 2017 by ggaluardi

This is a great trail that I will ride some day. I went to a friend's ordination at Riverside Church, and walked from Penn Station to the church. Great views, good trail, restrooms along the way--an urban treasure for New Yorkers. My only complaint is that many of the cyclists were racing, when signs said to go slow. The path is not terribly wide and in many areas must accommodate walkers and the speed of many cyclists was dangerous. That's a fault of the bikers, not the trail. Just be mindful of this if you are a slower rider, riding with children, or walking. I plan to return, and bike on an off peak time for a better experience.

West Essex Trail

Love this trail - Warning About Current Conditions

June, 2017 by bookworm40

Love walking this trail - it's an easy walk from one end to the other and back but combine it with Lene Lenapi trail at either end to add distance and difficulty. It's in a populated area but set back enough that you don't feel like you're "in the city"

Warning as of 6/13/17: There's a large tree down across the trail just after the Pompton Ave bridge on the western side. It's possible to climb over the trunk but bikers might have a little trouble. Use caution until it's cleared.

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Tannersville Bike Path (Huckleberry Multi-Use Trail)

Short but Sweet

June, 2017 by paulsen12

I parked on Clum Hill and rode to Bloomer. It's relatively flat but there is a slight incline C to B, making it easier if you start at Bloomer. Rides next to a stream which is nice. Short little ride that's nice if you have little time or with kids.

Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

Vibrant green ride

June, 2017 by slipsoup

My friends and I rode this trail in early June from New Paltz to Kingston. The greens were striking. There are some scenic bridge crossings, caves, and remnants from cement mining that was done in the area. The Rail Trail Cafe is located along the trail, serving Brazilian food and brick oven pizza, with vegan and gluten-free options. If you're going to stop, bring your bug spray.
It is very flat with the exception of a couple of hills at road crossings. The surface is bumpy so a hybrid or mountain bike is best. The trail is very well marked and easy to follow.
If you need to rent a bike, the Bicycle Depot is right next to the trail. The staff is friendly and the bikes are good quality at a great price. We were allowed to park in their parking lot because my friend rented a bike there.

North County Trailway

Meh. Okay, but some dangerous parts

June, 2017 by scottieo19

I enjoy a good ride, but also am looking for a good place to train. I rode from the RT 117 junction north for about 10 miles. The trail was much bumpier than I was used to. There is a clear knowledge of the state of the trail, the larger bumps and potholes are sprayed and there are signs warning of 'uneven pavement' but it was not super enjoyable to ride on at higher speeds. My biggest concern is the RT 100 section. There is about a 1 or 1.5 mile stretch where you are on the shoulder of RT 100. If you ride out and back you end up having to cross 4 times, once at an intersection, with all others being at crosswalks with no lights or markings. Although the shoulders are wide they are filled with gravel and pot-holes forcing you to ride closer to the shoulder line than preferable or risk a flat. Additionally, you have to cross an on-ramp/off-ramp to stay on the shoulder. All told its a bit to dangerous for my taste. The section starting at Millwood and going north seemed nicer. Ill probably try again parking up there and going all the way onto the Putnam Trail, but I don't know if its worth it to ride the RT 117 to Millwood section again.

Harlem Valley Rail Trail

Beautiful

May, 2017 by SPanny

Rode this trail 5/27/17 from Amenia to Millerton and back. Trail is paved, in great shape, extremely well maintained, beautiful views alongside farms and many nice views of the surrounding hills. Places to stop for lunch at both Amenia and Millerton. We were going to try to do the on-road detour to get from Millerton to the Northern section near Copake that's currently paved, but we decided to drive it first...and found that it's not flat (!), has a bunch of rolling hills especially in the first several miles. For us that would have been difficult on our trail bikes...more suitable for road bikes. I long for the day when the two finished parts are connected! Can't come soon enough. Love this trail! Kudos to all.

Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

Wallkill

May, 2017 by SPanny

Rode this trail on 5/28/17. Started at the Binnewater Kiln parking lot, rode south to where the bridge is currently out near Springtown road, then reversed and rode to the trail end in Kingston and back. Trail is hard pack dirt, fairly well maintained, with some sections that were muddy where you have to be careful...in my opinion not a road bike trail. There are some nice sections alongside farms, one really nice bridge in Rosendale, and the trail overall is very rural, lots of deep woods sections. There's even a trailside snack bar at one point. Keep on the lookout for an extension, now in progress, that will run from New Paltz to the adjacent Shawangunk mountains. Plus hopefully they get the bridge fixed soon.

Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail

Will be 5 stars when the trail is complete

May, 2017 by sschwinn

Great ride for any type of bike. The extension mentioned in the previous comment is basically completed except that there is a break due to seemingly never-ending construction on the Orangeburg Road overpass.

You can ride the new section from the Blauvelt Library to the overpass and detour on streets to meet the older part of the trail.

Old Erie Path

Great trail, not for road bikes.

May, 2017 by sschwinn

I've ridden and walked this trail many times as I live near here. Great trail with nice river views. In my opinion not really suitable for road bikes. The old Piermont train station is open on weekends and is worth a stop.

Liberty Rail Trail

Needs maintenance

May, 2017 by wattst53

We rode this trail May 9th, 2017 - really rough ride. The trail has three distinct parts. Starting from the north end, the trail starts with a vey irregularly surfaced stretch - definitely keep your eyes on the trail. The second portion was a short road section through an industrial area. A short steep descent led to the third section, perhaps rideable by an expert rider but we carefully walked our bikes down the slope. Turned out the third section was not worth the effort. There were many fallen trees across the path, not so large you couldn't proceed but defeating the purpose of the ride to stop and lift your bike over a tree every couple minutes. Finally after about 8 of these and seeing 3 more ahead we turned around and headed back.

Parksville Rail Trail

Pretty but stop riding to absorb the scenery

May, 2017 by wattst53

We rode this trail on May 12, 2017. The trail is a relatively easy ride with some great scenery (rock walls, stream and waterfall) but the surface was a little too rough to take your eyes off the trail. The surface was a variety of rock, dirt and grass and relatively flat. We had one wet, mucky spot where we gingerly walked through but this would not be a problem in a drier season.

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