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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

Erie Canalway Trail

279.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Liberty Rail Trail

2.6 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
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 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 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 of ...
NY 2.6 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, 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
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 trail ...
NY 3.2 mi Cinder
Accordion
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
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 Road. ...
NY 2.7 mi Dirt, Gravel

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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 ...

Liberty Rail Trail

NY - 2.6 miles

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 of ...

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) ...

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 trail ...

Accordion

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 trail ...

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 ...

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 Road. ...

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 ...

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, ...

Accordion

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, ...

Liberty Rail Trail

NY - 2.6 miles

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 of ...

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) ...

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 trail ...

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 ...

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 Road. ...

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 ...

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, ...

Accordion

Liberty Rail Trail

NY - 2.6 miles

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 of ...

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) ...

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 trail ...

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 ...

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 Road. ...

Recent Trail Reviews

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.

Parksville Rail Trail

Fun and relaxing

March, 2017 by kimrayevsky

The trail is now great!! There are new parking areas and 2 informational kiosks newly built (soon to have information on them). It is being well maintained now. It is easy to walk and bike from Main Street to Fox Mountain Road, with new wooden walkways and beautiful views of the Little Beaverkill River with its waterfalls and trout! There is public fishing access and parking on the other side of the river as well.

I have watched the transformation of the Rail Trail in the last 10 years, and it has come a long way from what railtrailbiker reported in 2002.

I urge railtrailbiker to revisit this Trail, because it has been completely restored by the Dept of Transportation and cleaned up by the Parksville residents, with the help of the Town of Liberty and Cornell Cooperative Extension. There has been flood mitigation (no more flooding), bridges have been built, and great signage and parking is in place, with more to be seen this summer! There will be benches mid-Trail and perennial flowers and bushes planted all around. You can definitely bike the trail now, and I saw cross country skiers enjoying it last month.

The Sullivan County Trail Committee is joining with the Sullivan County Division of Planning & Environmental Management in a project to connect as many of the segments of the O&W Rail Trails as possible in Sullivan County.

Liberty is working with Parksville to clean up and connect the Rail Trail between them, due to be completed by October 2017. And the Parksville to Livingston Manor segment, starting at Fox Mountain Road (near the east entrance of the Parksville Trail) is also getting attention, and is due to be cleaned up and restored in the near future.

You must check it out! It is a radical change, and will only get better.

Accordion

Liberty Rail Trail

Beast in the eas

December, 2016 by michaelclare5

a great trail hat power to soothe
the Beast int he east
great this is greeaat

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.

Parksville Rail Trail

Nice walk.

September, 2016 by ascordo

Walked this trail on 9/20/2016. This trail is an easy walk with plenty of scenery along a wooded trail with a running creek with waterfalls in a few areas. The trail itself is only 1.6 miles one way. I walked it up and back in about an hour. You can park your car on either end of the trail. NICE

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.

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.

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