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Length
Surfaces
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Albany-Hudson Electric Trail

35 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Andes Rail Trail

4 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Grass

Ashokan Rail Trail

11.5 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Ashokan Reservoir Promenade

2.7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Auburn Trail

9.6 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Auburn-Fleming Trail

1.6 mi
State: NY
Ballast, Dirt

Ballston Veterans Bike Path

3.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Big Flats Trail

1.7 mi
State: NY
Gravel

Black River Trail

4.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Bloomingdale Bog Trail

16 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail

2 mi
State: NY
Ballast, Dirt

Briarcliff-Peekskill Trailway

12 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass

Catharine Valley Trail

12.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Cato-Fair Haven Trail

14.51 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Dirt

Catskill Scenic Trail

26 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Cayuga-Seneca Canal Trail

5.2 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Champlain Canalway Trail: Saratoga

1.5 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Champlain Canalway Trail: Schuylerville

2 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone
Accordion

Charlie Major Nature Trail

1.2 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Dirt

Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails

28.56 mi
State: NY
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Clarence Pathways

17.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Corkscrew Rail Trail

3.8 mi
State: NY
Dirt

Corry Junction Greenway Trail

5.8 mi
State: NY, PA
Crushed Stone

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

Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail

25.8 mi
State: NY, VT
Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

East Ithaca Recreation Way

2.2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Cinder, Gravel

Edwards Nature Trail

3 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Erie Canalway Trail

291.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Genesee Riverway Trail

22.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Genesee Valley Greenway

68.8 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Harlem Valley Rail Trail

23.2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Heritage Trail (NY)

15.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Hojack Trail

4.8 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Hook Mountain/Nyack Beach Bikeway

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

Hoosic River Greenway

2.5 mi
State: NY
Gravel

Jack Harrington White Plains Greenway

1.2 mi
State: NY
Woodchips

Jim Schug Trail

4.2 mi
State: NY
Grass, Gravel

Jim Tedisco Fitness Trail

0.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Jones Point Path

2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail

4.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Kaaterskill Rail Trail

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

Keuka Outlet Trail

6.7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

Kiwanis Park Trail

8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Klara Sauer Trail

1 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Lackawanna Rail Trail

8.7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Lake Ontario State Parkway Trail

3.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Lancaster Heritage Trail

4 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Lehigh Memory Trail

0.71 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Lehigh Valley Trail

16.4 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Lehigh Valley Trail - Cortland County

2.5 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Grass

Lehigh Valley Trail - North Branch

14.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Liberty Rail Trail

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

Mamakating Rail Trail

3.2 mi
State: NY
Ballast, Cinder, Grass, Gravel

Manchester Gateway Trail

1.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Maybrook Trailway

28 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Niagara Scenic Parkway Trail

3.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

North County Trailway

20.7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

O&W Rail Trail

25.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

26.5 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Old Erie Path

3 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Gravel

Old Mine Railroad Trail

2.2 mi
State: NY
Dirt

Old Putnam Trail

1.25 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Oneida Rail Trail

1.5 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Grass

Ontario Pathways Rail Trail

25.2 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Oswego County Trail

28 mi
State: NY
Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Painted Post Trail

1.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Parksville Rail Trail

3.2 mi
State: NY
Cinder

Pat McGee Trail

12.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Grass

Pittsford Trail System (Railroad Loop Trail)

11.4 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Putnam Trailway

11.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Quarry Trail

0.1 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Grass

Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail

1 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Ridgeway Trail

4.3 mi
State: NY
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

Rivergate Trail

30.2 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Rochester, Syracuse and Eastern Trail

4.5 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Sackets Harbor Battlefield History Trail

1.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Samuel G. Fisher Mount Ivy Environmental Park

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

South County Trailway

14.4 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

South Hill Recreation Way

3.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Gravel

South Trail

2.2 mi
State: NY
Dirt

Spring Run Trail

1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Springville Pop Warner Rail Trail

1.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Tallman Mountain State Park Bike Path

2.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt

Terry Gordon Trail

1.6 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Two Mile Creek Greenway

1.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Uncle Sam Bikeway

3.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Verona Beach State Park Rail Trail

1.5 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Grass

Vestal Rail Trail

3.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

WAG Trail

9 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Walden-Wallkill Rail Trail

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

Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

21.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel

Warren County Bikeway

10 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Zim Smith Mid-County Trail

11.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Following the route of the former Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Railway, the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail serves as a scenic oasis and community connector for residents living southwest of...
NY 9 mi Asphalt
The Albany-Hudson Electric Trail (AHET) follows a 35-mile course through the former Albany-Hudson Electric Trolley corridor from Hudson to Rensselaer in New York State. The electric trolley ran for 30...
NY 35 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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. At the...
NY 4 mi Dirt, Grass
The Ashokan Rail Trail is an 11.5-mile multi-use trail that traces the northern edge of the Ashokan Reservoir, which provides a large proportion of New York City's drinking water. The trail sits on...
NY 11.5 mi Crushed Stone
With vistas of the Catskill Mountains and a vast blue lake, the Ashokan Reservoir Promenade is a stunner. The paved pathway begins in Olivebridge, a hamlet in southeastern New York, and spans just shy...
NY 2.7 mi Asphalt
There are so many reminders from the heyday of the railroad age on the nearly 10-mile Auburn Trail that visitors might imagine they’re chugging through villages and countryside at the throttle of a...
NY 9.6 mi Crushed Stone
This is a flat 1.6 mile trail through woods, wetlands and farmland connecting Rt. 34 in the Town of Fleming to Dunning Ave. in the City of Auburn. It is an easy walk or bike through a very scenic...
NY 1.6 mi Ballast, Dirt
This asphalt trail is the legacy of an inter-urban trolley system operated by Schenectady Railway Company (SRC) in the early 1900s. To attract visitors on weekends, SRC built an amusement park at...
NY 3.5 mi Asphalt
A pleasant walk between wetland habitat and farmland, this short community trail sits atop a sewer line that Corning Glassworks installed to serve its Big Flats plant. Corning provided the crushed...
NY 1.7 mi Gravel
This paved scenic trail, converted from the New York Central Railroad, follows a small portion of the Black River’s 114-plus miles. Originating in the Adirondack foothills, the Black River flows west...
NY 4.5 mi Asphalt
The Bloomindale Bog Trail is located in the Adirondack Forest Preserve and is used by mountain bikers and hikers. The trail follows an old rail bed, and its southern segment runs through a bog....
NY 16 mi Dirt, Gravel, Sand
This out-and-back rail-trail's beautiful natural setting and informative signage invite visitors to appreciate the importance of wetland habitats. Located just east of downtown Saratoga Springs, the...
NY 2 mi Ballast, Dirt
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
Enjoy a smooth ride along the Catharine Valley Trail, a well-maintained multiuse pathway that provides a comfortable and shaded biking experience through Upstate New York. High points include entering...
NY 12.9 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Cato-Fair Haven Trail (a.k.a. Cayuga County Trail) travels a little more than 14 miles through forest, wetland and tree farm.
NY 14.51 mi Cinder, Dirt
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 Cayuga-Seneca Canalway Trail is a 5-mile pathway beginning in Waterloo, New York and terminating at Seneca Lake State Park.  The roadbed it uses was constructed by the Seneca County Railway...
NY 5.2 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
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 9-mile trail...
NY 9 mi Crushed Stone
The Saratoga segment of the 71-mile Champlain Canalway Trail includes three disconnected segments near the Hudson River, from Stillwater Township to the town of Saratoga. The longest section is under...
NY 1.5 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Schuylerville segment of the 71-mile Champlain Canalway Trail rail runs between Schuyler House, past Lock 5 of the canal and does a loop around the island (Hudson Crossing Park). As of 2011, only...
NY 2 mi Crushed Stone
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The Charlie Major Nature Trail follows an abandoned right-of-way that once carried trains along the old Skaneateles Short Line Railroad. The railroad served millworks in the area, including paper...
NY 1.2 mi Cinder, Dirt
Though mostly a continuous system of trails from Sherman north to Brocton, some segments of the Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails system go by other names (see below). All the trails are primarily grassy but...
NY 28.56 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Two former rival railroad corridors that crossed in Buffalo’s eastern suburbs now form a nearly 18-mile paved trail system called Clarence Pathways in Clarence, Newstead, and Akron. Five trails...
NY 17.9 mi Asphalt
The first section of the Corkscrew Rail Trail opened in June 2015. It begins at Knapp Road in Stephentown and heads south under a shady tree canopy towards New Lebanon, near the New York/Massachusetts...
NY 3.8 mi Dirt
Crossing the state line into New York near Erie, Pennsylvania, the 7-mile trail runs through the beautiful Brokenstraw Valley, passing small streams, a tamarack swamp, deciduous woods and...
NY, PA 5.8 mi Crushed Stone
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
The Delaware & Hudson 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....
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 Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail follows the flowing contours of the western Vermont countryside, rambling in and out of New York state, where you’ll find a 4-mile gap. This border area is known as...
NY, VT 25.8 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The EPCAL Alternative Transportation Path loops around the 2,900-acre Enterprise Park at Calverton (hence its name: EPCAL) on New York’s Long Island and links to the Town of Riverhead’s 65-acre...
NY 8.5 mi Asphalt
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...
NY 2.2 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Gravel
The Edwards Nature Trail extends 3 miles from Town Barn Drive to Talcville Road in the village of Edwards. The crushed gravel surface follows and old rail bed and is suitable for hiking, biking and...
NY 3 mi Crushed Stone
When complete, 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,...
NY 291.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville Rail-Trail (FJ&G) has one main section and one shorter section. The main segment runs for nearly 8 miles between Union Avenue in Johnstown and the intersection of...
NY 10.5 mi Asphalt
By the early 1800s, Rochester had earned the nickname of Flour City because of its numerous mills that allowed the young town to rapidly become the largest flour producer in the United States. The...
NY 22.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Genesee Valley Greenway rolls through towns and countless landscapes from Rochester south to Cuba, New York. The greenway is a work in progress, but there is a long, continuous segment (37 miles)...
NY 68.8 mi Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Groveland Secondary Trail follows a portion of abandoned right-of-way of the old Groveland Branch of the Erie Lackawanna between York and Alexander. The York terminus begins just east of Main...
NY 20 mi Ballast
Paralleling the Connecticut and Massachusetts borders, which lie only a few miles away, the Harlem Valley Rail Trail is a beautiful paved wooded pathway along the former New York & Harlem Railroad...
NY 23.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Built on the former Erie Railroad main line, the 15-mile Heritage Trail runs through the small Orange County towns of Goshen, Chester, Monroe, and Harriman. The shaded trail runs through different...
NY 15.1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt
This pleasant community trail connects suburban residences close to the shore of Lake Ontario with a school, a church and a commercial area in Webster, New York. Near the trail's northwest end, it...
NY 4.8 mi Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt
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
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
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 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...
NY 4.2 mi Grass, Gravel
Ballston Spa's Jim Tedisco Fitness Trail spans 0.5 mile between Front Street and Prospect Street on what was once a railroad bed.
NY 0.5 mi Asphalt
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 Asphalt
You might expect a 4-mile rail-trail that passes through three downtowns to be excessively urban, but the quaint town centers on the Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail are compact and surrounded by...
NY 4.1 mi Asphalt
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 Keuka Outlet Trail offers a sinuous route of nearly 7 miles between Penn Yan and Dresden in New York’s Finger Lakes region. The rail-trail follows a railroad corridor that traced a former canal...
NY 6.7 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Gravel
This trail starts in the Village of Lewiston off Mohawk Street just North of Center Street. Park at Kiwanis Park in the Village. Trail goes North and follows the Niagara Scenic Parkway to Pletcher...
NY 8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 Lackawanna Rail Trail traces a short stretch of the old Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad from Lowman to Elmira in southern New York. Much of it follows the meandering Chemung River, meaning...
NY 8.7 mi Asphalt
Travelers on the Lake Ontario State Parkway Trail will enjoy scenic views of wooded areas, surrounding bodies of water and wetlands. The trail parallels the north side of the Parkway, which runs along...
NY 3.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Lancaster Heritage Trail begins in an eastern outer suburb of Buffalo and unwinds 4 paved miles into the delightful wooded countryside. Benches made of natural materials, including boulders, are...
NY 4 mi Asphalt
Just east of Buffalo, New York, lies the Lehigh Memory Trail in the Village of Williamsville. The pathway is a short paved trail that runs through the heart of the village. The trail can get crowded...
NY 0.71 mi Asphalt
Located in the majestic Finger Lakes region, the Lehigh Valley Trail is a well-used gem with a sparkling future. Wandering 16.4 miles through beautiful landscapes and rich greenery, the trail connects...
NY 16.4 mi Crushed Stone
A public trail owned by Cortland County since the 1977 abandonment of a Lehigh Valley railroad line built by Ezra Cornell as the "Ithaca & Cortland" in 1872, this path crosses east to west from...
NY 2.5 mi Cinder, Grass
The North Branch of the Lehigh Valley Trail connects the campuses of the University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology. The trail’s northern terminus is where the Erie Canal Heritage...
NY 14.5 mi Asphalt, 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...
NY 2.6 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
This is a section of the New York, Ontario and Western (O&W) Railway line that ran across New York State from Port Jervis to Lake Ontario. The trail consists of two discrete sections: State Route 209...
NY 3.2 mi Ballast, Cinder, Grass, Gravel
The Manchester Gateway Trail is a scenic route used by walkers and cyclers that follows the Canandaigua Outlet through Manchester. It has also been used for skiing during winter months. The trailhead...
NY 1.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Maybrook Trailway is a paved multiuse trail stretching across Putnam and Dutchess counties in New York state. The trail, which is owned and was built by Metro North Rail, occupies the former...
NY 28 mi Asphalt
The Niagara Scenic Parkway Trail, formerly known as the Robert Moses Recreational Trail, spans nearly 4 miles beginning at Main Street in Niagara Falls. From there, it heads north past the Niagara...
NY 3.9 mi Asphalt
The former “Old Put” commuter rail corridor that ran from the Bronx to northern bedroom communities in Westchester and Putnam Counties is popular once again, only this time it’s for people riding...
NY 20.7 mi Asphalt
The O&W Rail Trail provides a glimpse into the area’s history from the perspectives of both a historical canal and a railroad. The Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Canal carried coal from Honesdale,...
NY 25.9 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
At first glance, there’s no evidence that an aqueduct ever existed along the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. The trail is often a singletrack dirt pathway that winds through communities and trees and...
NY 26.5 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Old Erie Path reveals spectacular views of the Hudson River Valley as the rail-trail rolls along cliffs that border the river’s western shore. Although fairly short, it joins two other...
NY 3 mi Dirt, 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 Asphalt
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...
NY 1.5 mi Dirt, Grass
The Ontario Pathways Rail Trail is the crown jewel of the trail system managed by the organization for whom it is named in Ontario County, New York. Comprising two disconnected segments, including a...
NY 25.2 mi Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Oswego County Trail follows an abandoned right-of-way of the old New York Ontario & Western Railroad between Cleveland and Fulton. The trail passes among scenic countryside on a sometimes rough...
NY 28 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt
If you are near Corning, New York, and need a nice walk, check out this charming respite. The Painted Post Trail connects schools, playgrounds, other trails and residential neighborhoods west of...
NY 1.1 mi Asphalt
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
The key word in describing the Pat McGee Trail in western New York is variety. The rail-trail rolls for more than 12 miles across the Allegheny Plateau between Cattaraugus and Salamanca, passing...
NY 12.1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Grass
The Pittsford Trail System, also called the Railroad Loop Trail, provides access to the Erie Canal, town of Pittsford, and shopping and business district in the quaint New York village. A short...
NY 11.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The old New York Central rail line that ran from the Bronx to northern bedroom communities in Westchester and Putnam Counties carried commuters during the workweek, but on the weekends tourists...
NY 11.9 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 Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail travels from one end of the village of South Nyack to the other in 1 mile but greatly expands its reach by connecting with the Old Erie Path and a new shared-use...
NY 1 mi Crushed Stone
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...
NY 4.3 mi Ballast, Dirt, Gravel
Note: The Rivergate trail is closed from Theresa to English Settlement Road because of a washout. Contact the Rivergate Wheelers for updated information. The Rivergate Trail, also called the Sissy...
NY 30.2 mi Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The town of Perinton, New York, has been hard at work improving the Rochester, Syracuse and Eastern Trail, and it shows. Since 1996, when the American Hiking Society designated Perinton as a Trail...
NY 4.5 mi Crushed Stone
Sackets Harbor Battlefield History Trail is part of the Sackets Harbor Battlefield, that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Interpretive panels along the loop trail tell the...
NY 1.3 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone
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
The South County Trailway rolls 14.4 miles through one of the most densely populated parts of New York, but its route through pocket woodlots, parks, and golf courses and along riverbanks makes it...
NY 14.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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...
NY 3.3 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The South Trail stretches over 2 miles between Ballina Rd. and New Woodstock in Cazenovia, New York. The trail sits on the former right-of-way of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. The rail-trail takes users...
NY 2.2 mi Dirt
Currently, the 1-mile Spring Run Trail extends between East Street just south of Excelsior Avenue and I-87, or the Northway, near Exit 15. Eventually, the trail will begin in Congress Park and run...
NY 1 mi Asphalt
The Village of Springville in western New York is home to the first section of the proposed 27-mile corridor that will eventually be known as the Erie-Cattaraugus Rail Trail. Running 1.8 miles from...
NY 1.8 mi Asphalt
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
This multi-use community trail is a hit with locals, and it appeals to visitors—especially those with a yen for military history. Plattsburgh, New York, has figured in this country's war history from...
NY 1.6 mi Asphalt
The Two Mile Creek Greenway runs from East Park Drive near I-290 to the Niagara River in the town of Tonawanda. The trail follows along Two Mile Creek, passing through Veterans Memorial Park, and ends...
NY 1.3 mi Asphalt
Inland and east of the Hudson River, the Uncle Sam Bike Trail (also called the Uncle Sam Trail or Uncle Sam Bikeway) largely serves as a trail for residents of Troy. If, however, you are traveling in...
NY 3.1 mi Asphalt
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,...
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...
NY 3.8 mi Asphalt
The WAG Trail snakes for 9 miles along the upper Genessee River. The trail follows the route of what was once a shortline operation called the Wellsville, Addison & Galeton (WAG) Railroad. Though the...
NY 9 mi Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Walden-Wallkill Rail Trail is built on a former Conrail right-of-way. Conrail and its predecessors, Penn Central, New York Central, and The Wallkill Valley Railway, provided service to farmers...
NY 4.3 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
While the Wallkill Valley Railroad no longer carries fruits and vegetables from Ulster County to New York City, trail users can still discover small, family-owned farms and farmers markets serving up...
NY 21.3 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel
Visitors can expect a couple of easy climbs as they travel on the Warren County Bikeway through the southern Adirondacks for 10 miles between Glens Falls and Lake George. It’s well worth the effort,...
NY 10 mi Asphalt
Popular with residents of Saratoga County who commute under their own power or love to exercise outdoors, the nearly 12-mile Zim Smith Mid-County Trail is considered the backbone of a growing trail...
NY 11.5 mi Asphalt

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Recent Trail Reviews

North County Trailway

A very well maintained trail with okay views

June, 2021 by robert.richter89

I recently rode the entirety of the North County Trailway starting in Elmsford and ending at Somers. The entire trail is paved and in perfect condition, no cracks, bumps or tree roots in sight. Starting in Elmsford makes the return trip significantly easier. Given the completion of the Empire State Trail new signage and mile markers have been installed. There are a few towns along the way for food and there were two major trailheads with bike repair stations but no public water or bathrooms that I could see.

I rode on a very hot day but most of the trail is shaded which provided great relief. The on-road sections mentioned in the description have been separated with a guard rail so no riding with traffic. There are a handful of road crossings, some busy, but I found drivers to be very polite. My only criticism is that the scenery is typical rail trail; forests, streams, some farmland and residential areas. All very nice to look at but nothing breathtaking.

Vanderbilt Motor Parkway

closed till Fall 2021

June, 2021 by lynbrook_greg

They are in the process of re surfacing the trail and the sign says completion Fall 2021.

Cayuga-Seneca Canal Trail

Beautiful ride with easy access.

June, 2021 by dcar777

We rode this trail from the Seneca Lake State Park in Geneva to Waterloo and enjoyed it a great deal. Some people have said the trail is hard to find, and I think it was two years ago when we were first there. This time, though, it was simple: We entered the park at the main drive (Park Rd) off of Route 20. It costs (as of May 2021) $7 to park for 24 hours, and there is a kiosk at the entrance where you pay and get a ticket to put on your dashboard. We could have parked for free in the visitor's center, I suppose, but we thought $7 was a fair price to pay to help support the New York Park System, especially since we're not NY taxpayers.

Once we got our ticket we followed the road to the left until we saw the sign for the trail access. Just beyond it there was parking. We could have parked anywhere there--could have parked at the Welcome Center as well--and ridden the paved road along the waterfront, but we chose to ride that part the next morning. We just wanted to get on the trail since they were predicting rain.

We followed the signs to the trail. Don't be discouraged by the path that leads to the trail itself--it is ballast (difficult for me to ride in) followed by a boardwalk type of path that leads over the railroad track and under the highway. It's not bad, but I was envisioning an entire trail like this and wasn't thrilled. After we got past that very short section, though, the trail became packed limestone dust and it was a joy to ride on. Good exercise but not over-challenging for two folks in their early 60s with hybrid bikes. From this point to Waterloo is only about 4.5 to 5 miles. (Apparently the 10 mile distance shown in TrailLink includes the paved path around the north end of Seneca Lake.

We road to Waterloo, saw the canal lock, and rode back on a nice level, well-maintained trail. It should be said that the trail rises slightly from Waterloo to Geneva, so the return trip was slightly more strenuous than the outbound trip, but the incline really is very slight.

Just as we got back to Geneva it began to rain so we left for the day. We returned the next morning (we still had time left on our parking pass) and bicycled along the northern end of Seneca Lake. It's a wide, asphalt path that was quiet in the morning (a few joggers). The views were lovely and we rode the length twice. At one end (beyond the visitor's center) there is a tunnel that leads under the road and into Geneva, so if you wanted to ride into town it would be easy. The visitor's center itself, by the way, is lovely with good food and a lot of places to sit and just enjoy the lake view.

Accordion

Bear Trap Creek Bikeway

Just so-so

June, 2021 by timlake

The creek is pretty nice, but overshadowed most of the way by the adjacent noisy interstate. Also, much of the asphalt has tree roots running under it, causing the trail to be quite bumpy.

Maybrook Trailway

Excellent

May, 2021 by mountainside914

Parking for Holmes access is at the Community Center on 292 (not the apartment building on the corner) unless you want to get towed, they aren't very nice about it but can't really blame them.

Harlem Valley Rail Trail

Great rail trail

May, 2021 by rmjm2squier

We rode from Millerton to Wassaic and back last Saturday. All paved. Very scenic. Flat. Not much bike or walking traffic. Look forward to completing the other way to Hillsdale. Enough shady areas to make this a good trail later on in the summer.

Clarence Pathways

With about 5 miles of road riding, can make a nice 31 mile figure 8

May, 2021 by bikin-mike

Parked at Clarence Town Park on Rt 5 in Clarence. Nicest public park restrooms I have ever seen. Thank you!!! Rode NE on the West Shore trail to the end in Akron. Wide open rural area with very little shade. Took a right on Cedar, left on Main, and right on Parkview. Probably about 2 miles on road. Food available in Akron. Very little traffic on a weekday evening. Think I was passed by only 5 cars. Gentle grades and the steepest one was a downhill on Parkview. Stretch along 93 is only a couple hundred feet on a sidewalk.

Rode NW on Peanut Line to end in East Amherst. Narrower than West Shore with some shade. Clarence Center to East Amherst had several easy street crossings and lots of walkers and dogs.

Rode back SE to Strickler Rd and headed S for about 3 miles. Fairly quiet country road. Only passed by about a dozen cars. All were very nice and gave me plenty of room. One even waited for oncoming car to clear before passing. Had a slight uphill grade to Rt 5.

Rode to the SW end of the West Shore trail. This was my favorite part. Well shaded through wetlands. I suspect it might be mosquito heaven certain times of the year.

Headed back NE to my starting spot at the park. Odometer showed 31 miles. Nothing exciting scenery-wise, but well maintained trails with great signs and milemarkers every .2 miles. Thanks.....bikin-Mike May 2021

Setauket-Port Jefferson Station Greenway Trail

review

May, 2021 by jg5z3gd3ed

Nice and smooth paved path. Is hilly at certain points. Crosswalks are safe, with pedestrian flashing lights that are supposed to auto activate. 2 or 3 not working properly, 1 or 2 were.

Lackawanna Rail Trail

Rated lower - not very scenic and hard to find trail

May, 2021 by karendarling88

We found it very difficult to find the trail. We picked it up in Eldridge Park but it was poorly marked. Had to bike through residential neighborhoods. It isn't very scenic due to running parallel to I-86 and the traffic is noisy. Wooded on 1 side mostly but some spots it was on both sides. Loved the pavement. It's in excellent shape and effort is the same going in either direction, in my opinion. Will definitely ride again.

Ballston Veterans Bike Path

Very flat and straight 3.1 mile each way paved trail. No shade. Follows train tracks alongside Ballston Lake. Parking lot just past trail head at north end.

May, 2021 by kvalentina59

Very flat and straight 3.1 mile each way paved trail. No shade. Follows train tracks alongside Ballston Lake. Parking lot just past trail head at north end.

Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail

clean and relaxing

May, 2021 by ronni1986.rn

This is my go to bike trail. So peaceful and relaxing.

Keuka Outlet Trail

Nice trail

May, 2021 by karendarling88

So much to see. Old mill, waterfalls and the creek is beautiful. There are places to stop and rest and picnic. Portable toilets available along the way. Great ride. Definitely will ride again.

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