Amsterdam Mountain Biking Trails and Maps

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Catskill Scenic Trail

26 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Erie Canalway Trail

279.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Hoosic River Greenway

2.5 mi
State: NY
Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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,...
NY 26 mi Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail begins at the Feeder Dam in Glens Falls and follows the Hudson River through town to the Champlain Canal, then turns south toward Fort Edward. The 8-mile trail...
NY 9 mi Crushed Stone
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,...
NY 279.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Hoosic River Greenway spans 2.5 miles along the river’s east bank through the Village of Hoosick Falls. The gravel pathway follows the former route of the Boston Hoosac Tunnel & Western Railway,...
NY 2.5 mi Gravel

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Champlain Canalway Trail: Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail

NY - 9 miles

The Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail begins at the Feeder Dam in Glens Falls and follows the Hudson River through town to the Champlain Canal, then turns south toward Fort Edward. The 8-mile trail...

Hoosic River Greenway

NY - 2.5 miles

The Hoosic River Greenway spans 2.5 miles along the river’s east bank through the Village of Hoosick Falls. The gravel pathway follows the former route of the Boston Hoosac Tunnel & Western Railway,...

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,...

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,...

Champlain Canalway Trail: Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail

NY - 9 miles

The Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail begins at the Feeder Dam in Glens Falls and follows the Hudson River through town to the Champlain Canal, then turns south toward Fort Edward. The 8-mile 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,...

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,...

Hoosic River Greenway

NY - 2.5 miles

The Hoosic River Greenway spans 2.5 miles along the river’s east bank through the Village of Hoosick Falls. The gravel pathway follows the former route of the Boston Hoosac Tunnel & Western Railway,...

Champlain Canalway Trail: Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail

NY - 9 miles

The Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail begins at the Feeder Dam in Glens Falls and follows the Hudson River through town to the Champlain Canal, then turns south toward Fort Edward. The 8-mile trail...

Recent Trail Reviews

Erie Canalway Trail

Erie Canalway Towpath is a Diamond int the Rough

May, 2018 by mdenettesr

Six older couples cycling from East Syracuse to Albany in May, just before the Canal opened. Advantage: Lots of camping. Disadvantage: no boats to watch in the locks and towns. The book was pleasantly wrong and needs a wee bit of an update with the wonderful new additions, trail re-locations, and especially attractions. There was much less on-road cycling than we had worried about. The drivers on the road were suitably accommodating. We camped some nights and stayed in motels as the mood and weather might indicate. When we got to Amsterdam, NY, however, we slept in a CASTLE!! The Amsterdam Castle, a mere 800' from the trail was amazing and worth the few dollars more than the chain motels we had stayed at. There was a breakfast and wonderful rooms. The artwork was worth a museum entrance fee. Everything was AMAZING! We enjoyed a nice meal at Parillo's Italian Restaurant (go through through the Armory Bar and Grill and take a left). Another fun culinary highlight of the ride was Mike's Diner in Fultonville. It's just under the highway on the left. Great food, great fun. Very entertaining proprietor and a fair price. Now, the areas that need improvement: Only one or two cross streets were signed. There were virtually no signs for important trail-side amenities, like, lodging, camping, ice cream, groceries, repair shops, ice cream, attractions, or restaurants with ice cream. [The Great Allegheny Passage really got that right.] ECT should take a look. There were no trail-side tool set-ups like on the Norwootuck or GAP trails. Those were nice. Some of the really cool attractions, like the first bike ridden cross-country, a huge high-wheeler, is in the second floor of a darling historical society in Henniker. Each local Chamber of Commerce should be all over this trail. As multi-day trails go, this one had the most to offer in scenery and museums, but they were often not in the book and hard. We only knew about them from prior research and our AAA Guide. Rome and Fort Stanwix not withstanding. We broke a chain on the tandem in Schenectedy. One bike shop, Plaine and Sons, fortunately has a mobile service van. We called them and explained the issue, and they don't actually use the van. It's basically just a sign. We went to NY Bike on Congress, where an efficient young man repaired the bike in less than five minutes. If an establishment isn't really going to support the trail, they should not be mentioned. My advice would be double your time from other trails of the same length and see the sights which lie not far off the trail. This ride is more of an adventure and less of just a bike ride. To just ride it is to miss the mark. Hope some of this helps. Happy trails.

Catskill Scenic Trail

Beautiful, but tough going

April, 2018 by gabeherrera3

This trail has a ton of potential, but a couple words of warning: the sections East of Stamford are looser, and the Roxbury--Grand Gorge section in particular is ill-maintained. We went in April which was probably a bit early in the season, as much of it was wet and we found it tough going for much of it, even on gravel bikes. Full MTBs might work better.

Erie Canalway Trail

Long Trail with some issues along the road

February, 2018 by sanmartm

Last summer, a group of 10 friends did the trail from Buffalo to Albany. Before we started the trail in Buffalo, we ride our bikes to Niagara Falls in Canada. Great experience and wonderful ride, except for walking the bike over the border.
The "trail" between Buffalo and Albany has some gaps but in general is ok. There is a small section before Rochester where the trail is in horrible condition. The good thing is that there are good hotels in Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse and Rochester (Marriott) so you can accomodate your trip to stay in a nice hotel after a long ride. There is only one stop where you have to sleep in a run-down motel, but, hey! No trip is perfect!

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Albany County Rail Trail

Favorite trail

November, 2017 by gigischolz

I love this trail and ride it 3 - 4 times a week. The western section from Slingerlands to Voorheesville is not yet paved, but is rideable with a fitness or mountain bike.

There is a parking lot on South Pearl street, the eastern end of the trail. There are bike tools and a pump located at this lot, as well as CDPHP rental bikes.

Albany County Rail Trail

A green oasis

October, 2017 by akitalady

I and my dog usually turn left on the trail out of Delmar, towards the South Pearl trail head. Within a few minutes, you feel as if you are in the middle of the forest - it's peaceful, with lots of wildflowers and wildlife. I regularly see deer, turkeys, and once, a bald eagle.

I feel fortunate to live so close to this wonderful resource, and greatly appreciate the time and resources that went into creating it.

Ballston Veterans Bike Path

Nice trail with occassional wildlife sightings and lots of rabbits

October, 2017 by tjcollins

This is one of my favorite rail trails near me. My husband and I have walked and biked this trail on evenings and weekends to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible.

We enjoy the occassional sightings of deer, groundhogs and snapping turtles. Also, the frequent train that passes by.

However, we have stopped walking here for safety reasons due to a group of dirtbike riders who have no regard for the rule that prohibits the use of motor vehicles on the trail. It saddens me that I cannot walk there anymore.

Zim Smith Trail

Deb, Nanny & 3 Dogs

October, 2017 by sonntagwj

We have walked this trail numerous times and just love it.
Bikers need to either use a bell or announce "On your left" when coming upon walkers/joggers.
Wish there were mile markers from end to end.

Erie Canalway Trail

Not maintained

August, 2017 by arcy6635

When biking from Utica to oriskany this trail hasn't been maintained at all.its to a point where I quit usuing this trail

Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville Rail Trail (FJ & G Rail Trail)

Nice Trail

August, 2017 by denisonhwc

This is a very nice paved asphalt trail. There is a little more ascent going North (johnstown to Gloversville). The only drawback is the amount of street crossings. Still, well worth doing!

Spring Run Trail

Nice and Easy

July, 2017 by dscelsi

This is a lovely short trail - it's one mile in one direction. It's flat, paved and runs through wooded areas and over wetlands and streams. There are lots of wildflowers along the walk, you can hear frogs croaking, birds chirping, and rabbits running here and there. It is a very pleasant easy walk.

Champlain Canalway Trail: Saratoga

Mostly Grass but a nice walk into history

June, 2017 by flmark

This path is an easy walk, but would be annoying by bike. I am writing this review after realizing nobody else had commented and I managed to find myself on this path by chance. The Saratoga Battlefield Park has a few paths where a lawn mower is the only thing that keeps the path active. I followed one of these paths down to the bottom of ‘The Great Redoubt’. Immediately across from the site of General Fraser’s death, a path leads to a small bridge, which crosses the remnants of the canal. I walked to the southern end, which is at the sign for the entrance to the battlefield, maybe a half mile. It was an enjoyable little side trip, as part of the rest of my battlefield walks.

I have biked on several hundred miles of trails here at traillink. This ranks near the bottom for biking, as the amount of crushed stone is far exceeded by the grass content. However, if you want to combine a bit of US history with a pleasant walk along this old canal, I would recommend a battlefield hike that incorporates this trail which can be reached from the last stop on the car tour of the park. So, one star for biking, four stars for walking...leads me to give it two stars overall. I don't mountain bike, but I would imagine it would probably most of those folks happy.

Zim Smith Trail

Watch for Construction

June, 2017 by amer_tl

I was there yesterday and entered the trail in Round Lake near Leah's Bake Shop. We rode north for a little bit but found the trail was closed for construction. Not being familiar with the roads in the area, I am not sure how much of it was closed but it was after the highway overpass.

It is a beautiful ride with lots of nice places to stop for refreshments. The Village of Round Lake is lovely.

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