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Length
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Andes Rail Trail

1 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Grass

Catskill Scenic Trail

26 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

D&H Rail Trail

38 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

East Ithaca Recreation Way

2.2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Cinder, Gravel

Endless Mountain Riding Trail

9.2 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Dirt
Accordion

Erie Canalway Trail

279.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Gorge Trail

2.2 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Crushed Stone

Jim Schug Trail

4.2 mi
State: NY
Grass, Gravel

O&W Trail - PA

8 mi
State: PA
Dirt, Gravel

Oneida Rail Trail

1.5 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Grass

Ridgeway Trail

4.3 mi
State: NY
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

South Hill Recreation Way

3.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Gravel

Verona Beach State Park Rail Trail

1.5 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Grass

Vestal Rail Trail

3.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Andes Rail Trail begins in the quaint town of Andes in the beautiful Catskill Mountains region of southeastern New York and follows a branch of the former Delaware and Northern Railroad. The trail ...
NY 1 mi Dirt, Grass
The Catskill Scenic Trail lives up to its name as it winds through a broad farming valley and small towns in New York's Catskill Mountains. The West Branch of the Delaware River is often in sight, with ...
NY 26 mi Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Gravity Railroad conducted a 3-mile test of the first steam locomotive in the U.S. in August 1829, which ran from the towns of Honesdale to Seeleyville, Pennsylvania, and discovered ...
PA 38 mi Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The East Ithaca Recreation Way on East Hill is primarily built upon the rail bed of the old Ithaca and Cortland Railroad, which later became part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. The trail skirts the campus ...
NY 2.2 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Gravel
The local riding club enjoyed this former rail line, which was purchased in 1944 for a dollar from the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, as a bridle trail for many years. It changed management over ...
PA 9.2 mi Ballast, Dirt
The Erie Canalway Trail will run for 360 miles in upstate New York—from Buffalo in the west to Albany in the east—linking many other communities along the way, including Rochester, Syracuse, Rome, Utica, ...
NY 279.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Gorge Trail is makes for a scenic walk or mountain bike ride near the town of Cazenovia. The trail runs between the old railroad buildings on William Street and Bingley Road to the north. From here, ...
NY 2.2 mi Cinder, Crushed Stone
Accordion
The Jim Schug Trail offers a short, sweet excursion in New York's Finger Lakes region. The trail was known as the Dryden Lake Trail until it was renamed in 2002 in memory of the late town supervisor who ...
NY 4.2 mi Grass, Gravel
There are two trails named the O&W: one in New York and this one in Pennsylvania. Although the trail stretches 32 miles (as shown on the map), only the first 8 miles of trail (from Simpson to Stillwater) ...
PA 8 mi Dirt, Gravel
The first mile of the nearly 12-mile planned Oneida Rail Trail opened in September 2014 between Hubbard Place and Lenox Avenue on the west side of Oneida. The trail runs through woodlands on an old corridor ...
NY 1.5 mi Dirt, Grass
The Philip A. Rayhill Memorial Recreational Trail is part of the New Hartford & Whitestown Rail Trail system (NH & W). The 4-mile asphalt trail links the two towns and roughly parallels Route 840 (Judd ...
NY 4 mi Asphalt
The Ridgeway Trail skirts the banks of Willseyville Creek along the abandoned rail bed of the Delaware & Lackawanna Railroad and the former Lehigh Valley Railroad. From south Willseyville the trail heads ...
NY 4.3 mi Ballast, Dirt, Gravel
The South Hill Recreation Way follows the southern rim of the Six Mile Creek gorge from the outskirts of southeast Ithaca to Burns Road, near the Ithaca Reservoir. The gravel path follows the former grade ...
NY 3.3 mi Asphalt, Gravel
Verona Beach State Park is located on the eastern shore of Oneida Lake. Shaded picnic areas and the campground are adjacent to the beach with an excellent view of the water. The lake, Black Creek, cattail ...
NY 1.5 mi Dirt, Grass
The Vestal Rail Trail runs for nearly four miles through the town of Vestal along an abandoned right-of-way once used by the Delaware–Lackawana & Western Railroad. Today, the 12-foot-wide trail is paved ...
NY 3.8 mi Asphalt

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D&H Rail Trail

PA - 38 miles

The Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Gravity Railroad conducted a 3-mile test of the first steam locomotive in the U.S. in August 1829, which ran from the towns of Honesdale to Seeleyville, Pennsylvania, and discovered ...

East Ithaca Recreation Way

NY - 2.2 miles

The East Ithaca Recreation Way on East Hill is primarily built upon the rail bed of the old Ithaca and Cortland Railroad, which later became part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. The trail skirts the campus ...

O&W Trail - PA

PA - 8 miles

There are two trails named the O&W: one in New York and this one in Pennsylvania. Although the trail stretches 32 miles (as shown on the map), only the first 8 miles of trail (from Simpson to Stillwater) ...

Philip A. Rayhill Memorial Recreational Trail (NH&W Rail Trail)

NY - 4 miles

The Philip A. Rayhill Memorial Recreational Trail is part of the New Hartford & Whitestown Rail Trail system (NH & W). The 4-mile asphalt trail links the two towns and roughly parallels Route 840 (Judd ...

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Philip A. Rayhill Memorial Recreational Trail (NH&W Rail Trail)

NY - 4 miles

The Philip A. Rayhill Memorial Recreational Trail is part of the New Hartford & Whitestown Rail Trail system (NH & W). The 4-mile asphalt trail links the two towns and roughly parallels Route 840 (Judd ...

South Hill Recreation Way

NY - 3.3 miles

The South Hill Recreation Way follows the southern rim of the Six Mile Creek gorge from the outskirts of southeast Ithaca to Burns Road, near the Ithaca Reservoir. The gravel path follows the former grade ...

Verona Beach State Park Rail Trail

NY - 1.5 miles

Verona Beach State Park is located on the eastern shore of Oneida Lake. Shaded picnic areas and the campground are adjacent to the beach with an excellent view of the water. The lake, Black Creek, cattail ...

Vestal Rail Trail

NY - 3.8 miles

The Vestal Rail Trail runs for nearly four miles through the town of Vestal along an abandoned right-of-way once used by the Delaware–Lackawana & Western Railroad. Today, the 12-foot-wide trail is paved ...

Andes Rail Trail

NY - 1 miles

The Andes Rail Trail begins in the quaint town of Andes in the beautiful Catskill Mountains region of southeastern New York and follows a branch of the former Delaware and Northern Railroad. The trail ...

Catskill Scenic Trail

NY - 26 miles

The Catskill Scenic Trail lives up to its name as it winds through a broad farming valley and small towns in New York's Catskill Mountains. The West Branch of the Delaware River is often in sight, with ...

D&H Rail Trail

PA - 38 miles

The Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Gravity Railroad conducted a 3-mile test of the first steam locomotive in the U.S. in August 1829, which ran from the towns of Honesdale to Seeleyville, Pennsylvania, and discovered ...

East Ithaca Recreation Way

NY - 2.2 miles

The East Ithaca Recreation Way on East Hill is primarily built upon the rail bed of the old Ithaca and Cortland Railroad, which later became part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. The trail skirts the campus ...

Accordion

East Ithaca Recreation Way

NY - 2.2 miles

The East Ithaca Recreation Way on East Hill is primarily built upon the rail bed of the old Ithaca and Cortland Railroad, which later became part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. The trail skirts the campus ...

Endless Mountain Riding Trail

PA - 9.2 miles

The local riding club enjoyed this former rail line, which was purchased in 1944 for a dollar from the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, as a bridle trail for many years. It changed management over ...

Erie Canalway Trail

NY - 279.5 miles

The Erie Canalway Trail will run for 360 miles in upstate New York—from Buffalo in the west to Albany in the east—linking many other communities along the way, including Rochester, Syracuse, Rome, Utica, ...

Gorge Trail

NY - 2.2 miles

The Gorge Trail is makes for a scenic walk or mountain bike ride near the town of Cazenovia. The trail runs between the old railroad buildings on William Street and Bingley Road to the north. From here, ...

Jim Schug Trail

NY - 4.2 miles

The Jim Schug Trail offers a short, sweet excursion in New York's Finger Lakes region. The trail was known as the Dryden Lake Trail until it was renamed in 2002 in memory of the late town supervisor who ...

O&W Trail - PA

PA - 8 miles

There are two trails named the O&W: one in New York and this one in Pennsylvania. Although the trail stretches 32 miles (as shown on the map), only the first 8 miles of trail (from Simpson to Stillwater) ...

Oneida Rail Trail

NY - 1.5 miles

The first mile of the nearly 12-mile planned Oneida Rail Trail opened in September 2014 between Hubbard Place and Lenox Avenue on the west side of Oneida. The trail runs through woodlands on an old corridor ...

Philip A. Rayhill Memorial Recreational Trail (NH&W Rail Trail)

NY - 4 miles

The Philip A. Rayhill Memorial Recreational Trail is part of the New Hartford & Whitestown Rail Trail system (NH & W). The 4-mile asphalt trail links the two towns and roughly parallels Route 840 (Judd ...

Ridgeway Trail

NY - 4.3 miles

The Ridgeway Trail skirts the banks of Willseyville Creek along the abandoned rail bed of the Delaware & Lackawanna Railroad and the former Lehigh Valley Railroad. From south Willseyville the trail heads ...

South Hill Recreation Way

NY - 3.3 miles

The South Hill Recreation Way follows the southern rim of the Six Mile Creek gorge from the outskirts of southeast Ithaca to Burns Road, near the Ithaca Reservoir. The gravel path follows the former grade ...

Verona Beach State Park Rail Trail

NY - 1.5 miles

Verona Beach State Park is located on the eastern shore of Oneida Lake. Shaded picnic areas and the campground are adjacent to the beach with an excellent view of the water. The lake, Black Creek, cattail ...

Vestal Rail Trail

NY - 3.8 miles

The Vestal Rail Trail runs for nearly four miles through the town of Vestal along an abandoned right-of-way once used by the Delaware–Lackawana & Western Railroad. Today, the 12-foot-wide trail is paved ...

Andes Rail Trail

NY - 1 miles

The Andes Rail Trail begins in the quaint town of Andes in the beautiful Catskill Mountains region of southeastern New York and follows a branch of the former Delaware and Northern Railroad. The trail ...

Catskill Scenic Trail

NY - 26 miles

The Catskill Scenic Trail lives up to its name as it winds through a broad farming valley and small towns in New York's Catskill Mountains. The West Branch of the Delaware River is often in sight, with ...

D&H Rail Trail

PA - 38 miles

The Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Gravity Railroad conducted a 3-mile test of the first steam locomotive in the U.S. in August 1829, which ran from the towns of Honesdale to Seeleyville, Pennsylvania, and discovered ...

East Ithaca Recreation Way

NY - 2.2 miles

The East Ithaca Recreation Way on East Hill is primarily built upon the rail bed of the old Ithaca and Cortland Railroad, which later became part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. The trail skirts the campus ...

Accordion

Endless Mountain Riding Trail

PA - 9.2 miles

The local riding club enjoyed this former rail line, which was purchased in 1944 for a dollar from the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, as a bridle trail for many years. It changed management over ...

Erie Canalway Trail

NY - 279.5 miles

The Erie Canalway Trail will run for 360 miles in upstate New York—from Buffalo in the west to Albany in the east—linking many other communities along the way, including Rochester, Syracuse, Rome, Utica, ...

Gorge Trail

NY - 2.2 miles

The Gorge Trail is makes for a scenic walk or mountain bike ride near the town of Cazenovia. The trail runs between the old railroad buildings on William Street and Bingley Road to the north. From here, ...

Jim Schug Trail

NY - 4.2 miles

The Jim Schug Trail offers a short, sweet excursion in New York's Finger Lakes region. The trail was known as the Dryden Lake Trail until it was renamed in 2002 in memory of the late town supervisor who ...

O&W Trail - PA

PA - 8 miles

There are two trails named the O&W: one in New York and this one in Pennsylvania. Although the trail stretches 32 miles (as shown on the map), only the first 8 miles of trail (from Simpson to Stillwater) ...

Oneida Rail Trail

NY - 1.5 miles

The first mile of the nearly 12-mile planned Oneida Rail Trail opened in September 2014 between Hubbard Place and Lenox Avenue on the west side of Oneida. The trail runs through woodlands on an old corridor ...

Philip A. Rayhill Memorial Recreational Trail (NH&W Rail Trail)

NY - 4 miles

The Philip A. Rayhill Memorial Recreational Trail is part of the New Hartford & Whitestown Rail Trail system (NH & W). The 4-mile asphalt trail links the two towns and roughly parallels Route 840 (Judd ...

Ridgeway Trail

NY - 4.3 miles

The Ridgeway Trail skirts the banks of Willseyville Creek along the abandoned rail bed of the Delaware & Lackawanna Railroad and the former Lehigh Valley Railroad. From south Willseyville the trail heads ...

South Hill Recreation Way

NY - 3.3 miles

The South Hill Recreation Way follows the southern rim of the Six Mile Creek gorge from the outskirts of southeast Ithaca to Burns Road, near the Ithaca Reservoir. The gravel path follows the former grade ...

Verona Beach State Park Rail Trail

NY - 1.5 miles

Verona Beach State Park is located on the eastern shore of Oneida Lake. Shaded picnic areas and the campground are adjacent to the beach with an excellent view of the water. The lake, Black Creek, cattail ...

Vestal Rail Trail

NY - 3.8 miles

The Vestal Rail Trail runs for nearly four miles through the town of Vestal along an abandoned right-of-way once used by the Delaware–Lackawana & Western Railroad. Today, the 12-foot-wide trail is paved ...

Recent Trail Reviews

Philip A. Rayhill Memorial Recreational Trail (NH&W Rail Trail)

Poor Trail Description

October, 2016 by yukrrr

Use it regularly. It is a nice open view walk, Lovely wild animals abound. Now for the not so nice parts. People let their dogs defecate all over the walkway and leave it for others to deal with. There is only one sign that tells you there is one half mile to go to get to Clarks Mills road. There should be legible signs every half mile so you know how far you are and have been walking. And please use the correct street names to describe the beginning and terminus of the trail. I didn't know Middle Settlement road is now called New Hartford street for the terminus and Clarks Mills road is the beginning of the trail. Unless I am missing something, this is very confusing to people that have never been there.

Jim Schug Trail

Unsurpassed nature trail

October, 2016 by bvanwoert13

In addition to a welcoming trail for walkers , runners, etc. the 4 mile long Jim Schug Trail is an outstanding nature trail. Dryden Lake is known regionally as a must visit bird watching destination during Spring and Fall bird migration and through out the year. Almost every species of locally present mammal has been seen from the trail and plant species abound in its many and varried habitats. Fully 8 species of native maple can be seen within a few feet of its edges.

Catskill Scenic Trail

Great Potential

August, 2016 by jhausheer

The scenery is 4.5 and the surface varies from 3.0 to 4.5.
This could be a destination trail if money were invested to improve the surface and put in better mileage signs. The local volunteers are trying hard but they could use some help. There are a number of road crossings but traffic is light.

Cooperstown NY is about an hour away and a great place to spend the night.

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Catskill Scenic Trail

CST, Bloomville to Stamford

August, 2016 by chrispetersen66

Terrific trail in terms of scenery and signage and very good in terms of maintenance. After reading several reviews, we went with the Bloomville to Stamford route, then back to Bloomville. The Bloomville Trailhead has a nicely shaded parking lot on Highway 10 that is marked by one of the octagonal CST signs. It's a small sign that you have to look for when driving on the eastern outskirts of town, but it is on the shoulder and visible. These signs are all along the trail, along with several other larger detail signs of the entire trail and particular features. The scenery is amazing: rural Catskill farmland and the Delaware River West Branch. I could see this being a fantastic birding area at dusk or dawn. We did get a wonderful close up sighting of a great blue heron and a kingfisher on our midday ride. Large rocks and railroad ties still embedded in the trail? Very minimal, but zero complaints from us. Grass was minimal and no higher than an inch or two. Also note that on our early August 2016 ride, a bridge one quarter mile north of Hobart was under construction. The deck was halfway done when we got there, but was easily walked across. Elevation gain from B'ville to Stam was 300 feet, so I call it flat. 25 miles was perfect for us. If you are in this area of the Catskills I would highly recommend this section of a fine trail. Thanks CST!

Erie Canalway Trail

Mohawk-Hudson River Trail Portion

July, 2016 by shk_61

Rode this on 7/25/16 - parked at Schenectady Community College and headed west - very nice and easy paved trail - goes right by a working lock - went through some swampy regions where the swamps were horribly inundated with algae - only a few turtles remained on exposed logs - when you end the trail and head out on 5S, there are no real good signs as to where the trail resumes - we went out a total of 10 miles and came back then headed east for 5 miles - all in all a 30 mile day of easy riding (had it not been for the extreme heat)

D&H Rail Trail

Last Sunday morning in July

July, 2016 by cindy.gerner.5

Started at the parking area in Forest City. Uphill all the way to route 374 at Herrick Center. It's a rail grade so it was manageable. I read some reviews prior to this ride and this is supposed to be the improved section. Not the typical rail surface like on the D&L or the Schyulkill River trail but not bad. More of sand and large gravel at spots. They did a fabulous job on the bridges and sure it cost a fortune. Overall very nice quiet and the general store in Uniondale was quaint and a great stop for a cold drinks

Erie Canalway Trail

Lovely ride along the river.

July, 2016 by tracylee1

We did two sections of this trail, basically the eastern and western most ends of it. First from Buffalo to Tonawanda and then from Albany to Cohoes. Both ends were pleasant, easy and picturesque riding, with water views during several sections and some in-town connections that were well marked with signs to keep us on track. The Buffalo end along the Niagra River had a few places where you can stop for lunch and restrooms. We also enjoyed the Canalside area of Buffalo, where we stayed at a hotel very near where the trail begins. This end had an area of the trail closed for constrction during our trip, but the detour was well marked.

The Albany end of the trail was a bit more urban, with the city on your left and the river/canal on your right as you head out. We enjoyed the architecture of the city buildings and bridges, the several parks and placarded areas which highlight the history of the area, and describe the former uses of the old, rusting remains of railway and canal equipment you pass by. There are many places to stop and eat your lunch, whether that be a picnic you packed yourself or a canal side restaurant where you can shoot the breeze with locals and other cyclists.

I highly recommend this trail. With the length, possibilities are endless and its a destination in itself. After four days cycling here, we headed south to the Walkway Over the Hudson to complete our New York cycling vacation. Gorgeous trip all around.

Catskill Scenic Trail

OK trail if you like BuMpY!

July, 2016 by nintvel

While the scenery is very nice, the trail itself is not maintained at all well. My bike is a hybrid, and I've never been on a bumpier trail. I rode the section from Stamford east to Grand Gorge (which I thought was a natural feature, but it's just the name of a small settlement!). Good-sized rocks embedded in the trail made the ride quite bumpy. It is also grass-covered in many places. Just east of Grand Gorge, it gets worse - only one very slender lane with tall grass abounding. In sections, the railroad ties were never removed. The ties are rotting and are only about an inch out of the ground, but were totally unmanageable on my hybrid. At this point, I turned around and made my way back to Stamford on road via NY 23.

I reread the trail description in the Rails-to-Trails guide and there was no mention of these difficulties. The online version says nothing about it either. The surface condition is rated a 2. There's no way! 3 or higher, in my opinion.

D&H Rail Trail

Gets Pretty Rough Heading North

July, 2016 by jackybob

We started in Forest City, rode south about 3 1/2 miles or so to the second gate and then turned around and headed north far enough to make for a 30 mile ride. After the first gate going south the trail becomes noticeably more difficult. After the second gate we were no longer equipped to handle the condition so we turned around there. I would say about 7 miles north of the Forest City parking area the trail turns rough again. The last 3 or 4 miles that we rode on the north end were over large rocks and loose coal. Pretty difficult riding for our bikes. The middle part of the trail though was very nice. The county store in Union Dale also a very nice place. So basically if you are rail trail riders like we are and prefer trails like Pine Creek or along the Lehigh, then there are about 10 miles of decent trail here.

Ridgeway Trail

Awesome walk with the kids and dog

July, 2016 by chiefk

We had a terrific walk this summer afternoon. The trail was terrific and an easy flat walk. We walked for about 2 hours and saw many interesting things. We saw numerous butterflies, flowers, berries, and a heron. I wish we lived closer. This would be a repeat.

We did not encounter any ticks, but we were wearing bug repellent.

Erie Canalway Trail

June, 2016 by brennan.smith.5623

D&H Rail Trail

Nice from Forest City to Union Dale...

June, 2016 by brookstj

...unfortunately, we entered at Simpson! The surface of the first 2-3 miles (the O&W part) of the trail is like biking up hill in a rocky dry river bed. Don't waste your time with this south end of the trail. Enter the trail at Forest City. We only had time to do 10 miles north and then back. The Forest City to Union Dale section was quite pleasant.

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