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Explore the best rated trails in Watervliet, NY. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Zim Smith Mid-County Trail and Spring Run Trail. With more than 36 trails covering 542 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Erie Canalway Trail

great views and ride

June, 2023 by mkahl2b

Starting in Colonie in the parking lot on rt9 it was a great ride headed towards Schenectady. Smooth paved surface. A little on a local road but minimal car traffic and clearly marked. Plenty of bench’s and stopping areas along the way.

Champlain Canalway Trail: Waterford

know what to expect

June, 2023 by brauniusc

The key to enjoying this trail is knowing what to expect. It is a packed gravel trail that is a little washed out in some places. They did pave some of the hills, too. Since it is gravel, there isn’t as much traffic as a lot of the other rail trails in the area. The Waterford part ends at the lock. The lock welcome center has restrooms when it is open. When we stopped there on a Sunday, they had live music and food. We saw lots of dragon flies, chipmunks and other wildlife on the ride. The Cohoes side is not as well maintained as the Halfmoon side. The openings to cross the road are a bit narrow and the signs are covered in graffiti. The Cohoes side could use a face lift, but I would not skip it.

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

Great trail in MA!

June, 2023 by steve.schwinn

Road the trail last week end-to-end as an out and back from the great southern trailhead parking area on Crane Avenue (bathroom). Trail is in excellent condition and a great ride.


Champlain Canalway Trail: Fort Ann

Nice trail, compacted gravel. Parallel to canel and train tracks. Rather exposed (no shade). Cute little town (Fort Ann) with a great brewery.

May, 2023 by mattpeak63

Nice trail, compacted gravel. Parallel to canel and train tracks. Rather exposed (no shade). Cute little town (Fort Ann) with a great brewery.

Albany-Hudson Electric Trail

Enjoyable Ride - May 2023

May, 2023 by juan.capote

Parked at 1007 Kinderhook St. and headed down towards Stuyvesant Falls. Nice ride. I then rode back to my car for lunch before heading toward North Chatham. Pavement in good shape both ways and I enjoyed the scenery. Will definitely ride it again in the fall.

Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail

crossing gates are too narrow for a bike trailer

May, 2023 by lauriekeve

We rode from Castleton University to the end of the trail at the New York state line, and back 5/2023. We were able to get our Burley Bark Ranger (dog) bike trailer through the roadway gates with some difficulty, backing up, straightening, trying again. For several miles, this happens every 5 to 7 minutes. Then it gets better. I’m not sure if a two seat child trailer would make it through. There is a Poultney River loop trail that can be accessed from the rail trail, but it’s definitely not for bikes towing trailers like we do. Poultney is very cute, and we saw a pizza shop, and creemee stand there. The surface is great for slightly knobby tires. Bucolic farmland, quiet, sunny ride. One of the multiple snowmobile bridges crosses a river, and it’s a great spot for a shaded picnic and tossing a stick for the dog.

Albany-Hudson Electric Trail

Short May ride

May, 2023 by lindarkv

Valatie to Nassau in the early morning en route to northern NY. Beautifully maintained well-marked trail along water, past farms and through woods. Parking at several locations was easy to find. Looking forward to returning to do other sections of the trail.

Harlem Valley Rail Trail

Nice Surprise

May, 2023 by bazydloforcrawford

Was not expecting trail to be as nice as it was. Rode from southern trailhead to Millerton about 12 miles one way. Great views of farms / hills / streams/ wetlands all along a nicely paved trail. Planning to go back and complete the remaining 13 miles north of Millerton. And by the way thank you to Millerton for the excellent bathroom facilities!

Erie Canalway Trail

Did a small section from Jordan to Solvay. Nice Ride about 14.5 miles on a cooler sunny day. Muddy in a couple spots. Hope to complete more sections soon ¿¿¿

April, 2023 by rnbarnes36_tl

Did a small section from Jordan to Solvay. Nice Ride about 14.5 miles on a cooler sunny day. Muddy in a couple spots. Hope to complete more sections soon ¿¿¿

Catskill Scenic Trail

Stanford to Bloonville

April, 2023 by george192

My wife and I traveled from Stanford to Bloonville today. Very nice day for a mtn bike ride. As many others have stated the gravel does get a bit tiring on the way back but thankfully we had very good mtn bikes. We were also able to have sandwiches made at the Tops grocery store. They made great sandwiches to order. The store is in Stanford about 1/4 mile from the parking area. The views and streams that are adjacent to the trail are very nice. We passed only a few bikers and a few walkers. No ATVs and one tractor that was doing trail maintenance.

Catskill Scenic Trail

easy walk through the country side

March, 2023 by bob.stijne

A great walk to do in section. The best sections are from Bloomsville to grand gorge. To Roxbury follow the main roads

Corkscrew Rail Trail

a very straight section

March, 2023 by bob.stijne

There are no curves or bends in this section. Just a straight line. There is a dirt track in the middle. For the kids there are signs with questions which is nice

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