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Length
Surfaces
Type

Ballston Veterans Bike Path

3.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Bethpage Bikeway

13.4 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Big Flats Trail

1.7 mi
State: NY
Gravel

Black River Trail

4.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail

2 mi
State: NY
Ballast, 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

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

Cross Island Parkway Trail

3.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

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

Devil's Hole Trail

1.5 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

East River Greenway

9.4 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Ellen Farrant Memorial Bikeway

5.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Erie Canalway Trail

291.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Genesee Valley Greenway

68.8 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
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Greater Jamestown Riverwalk

5.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Greenway Nature Trail

1.2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Hoosic River Greenway

2.5 mi
State: NY
Gravel

Irondequoit Lakeside Multi-Use Trail

6.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

Jim Schug Trail

4.2 mi
State: NY
Grass, Gravel

Keuka Outlet Trail

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

Klara Sauer Trail

1 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Lackawanna Rail Trail

8.7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Mohawk River Trail

3.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Mosholu-Pelham Greenway

10.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

O&W Rail Trail

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

Pittsford Trail System (Railroad Loop Trail)

11.4 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Putnam Trailway

11.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Rochester, Syracuse and Eastern Trail

4.5 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

South Hill Recreation Way

3.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Gravel

South Trail

2.2 mi
State: NY
Dirt

Verona Beach State Park Rail Trail

1.5 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Grass

WAG Trail

9 mi
State: NY
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
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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
The nicely paved Bethpage Bikeway runs alongside suburban roads for long segments of the route, but it’s much more than a suburban trail. Each on-road suburban stretch is broken up by one of three...
NY 13.4 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
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 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
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
The Cross Island Parkway Trail closely follows its namesake thoroughfare through northeastern Queens. From its northern end, you will soon enter Little Bay Park, which offers lovely views of the...
NY 3.1 mi Asphalt
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 Devil's Hole Trail offers a moderately challenging hike within Devil's Hole State Park. The rail-trail follows the route of a former trolley line built in the Niagara Gorge in 1895. Railroad...
NY 1.5 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
Closure Notice: As of 2021, the city is undertaking a series of construction projects in East River Park, which will result in ongoing closures to sections of the southern segment of the greenway...
NY 9.4 mi Asphalt
When Jones Beach State Park opened on Long Island’s South Shore in the late 1920s, a series of scenic parkways was built on infill dredged from nearby towns to connect New Yorkers to the new public...
NY 5.5 mi Asphalt
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 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
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The Greater Jamestown Riverwalk offers a 5-mile route through the southwestern New York community of Jamestown. The route includes a mixture of off-road trail, sidewalks (such as along Steele Street),...
NY 5.1 mi Asphalt
Although only about a mile in length, Buffalo’s Greenway Nature Trail packs in the views. The paved pathway provides access to the city’s Outer Harbor not only for pedestrians and bicyclists, but also...
NY 1.2 mi Asphalt
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
Snaking along the shoreline of Lake Ontario, the Irondequoit Lakeside Multi-Use Trail provides a smooth journey infused with the region’s rich natural and cultural heritage. The nearly 7-mile trail...
NY 6.9 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
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
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
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
The Mohawk River Trail is a pleasant, shared use pathway connecting residential sites, local parks & schools, historical sites and business districts within the city of Rome, New York. At its southern...
NY 3.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Mosholu-Pelham Greenway connects several parks and recreational opportunities in New York City's north and central Bronx neighborhoods. A portion of the trail is also part of the growing East...
NY 10.3 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
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...
NY 4 mi Asphalt
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 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
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
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 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
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
The William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail—named for the county executive who championed it—is a local treasure in the Hudson Valley region of New York. The 13.1-mile trail runs through what seems...
NY 13.1 mi Asphalt

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Recent Trail Reviews

Albany-Hudson Electric Trail

North Chatham

August, 2021 by golf12722

I’ve done the rail trail from North Chatham all the way to downtown Hudson. If you park in North Chatham off Depot Road /203 intersection it’s very picturesque. You go south down through beautiful horse farms and streams. You come to the village of Valatie near Bagel Tyme. There is also another parking right off route 9H. It is very accessible, follow the signs through Kinderhook and pass Samascot orchards. You will see a working cow farm where you cross route 9. Use the stop light button! You’ll cross through a street line with corn stalks. You come to the historic Stuyvesant Falls overlook where you will see a beautiful waterfall and an historic textile mill. textile mill.were you were see the remains of all textile mills

Hudson Valley Rail Trail

Wash Board

August, 2021 by wayne7532

THANKS for repaving the section just up from walkway that used to be a wash board Thanks

Hudson River Greenway

City Life

July, 2021 by wrogers1

Spectacular views! We road from Dyckman Street Viaduct to The Battery. Hudson River almost always in view. You go right under the George Washington Bridge. Flat, easy ride (note some hills at the north end but you can walk them- they are not long). Along with the sights, always somewhere to stop and get a bite. We generally ride very rural routes so this was a treat for us. Yes, there are a lot of people, motorized scooters, etc. so you have to be alert, but well worth it. We went on a Tuesday, so not too crowded. We parked in a parking garage on Dyckman Street. They were very familiar with cyclists and let you take your time to get your bikes off the rack and get your gear. Bucket list ride for me!

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Albany-Hudson Electric Trail

Dangerous, poor design, but otherwise clever reuse of a corridor

July, 2021 by tomschmidt

I set out to ride the Albany Hudson electric trail by first parking my car at the Rensselaer train station, and taking the train to Hudson. I wish I had never done so.

I made it about three or 4 miles on the trail, onto the first part of the trail that is built underneath the electric wires following the route of the old trolley. Unfortunately, the trail itself has a large divider installed on it as that first segment of off-road trail gets routed onto a street. It's about 6 inches high, and it's in a place that is absolutely critical for a rider; you need to look up to check traffic, not down to see an idiotic 6-inch- high divider on the trail itself. I hit the curb and went flying. Fortunately I only broke my left wrist.

I have never, in riding hundreds of rail trails, seen one that had a large divider placed in the rail trail itself. Perhaps they put this here to prevent cars from driving down the trail. It's a deadly hazard and it needs to be removed.

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

Lots of intersections

July, 2021 by brian.chandler

We completed this trail ride in July 2021, two adults and two kids(9 and 8). We were very concerned with the lack of local vehicles not following right of way laws. We became frustrated after only going a few miles(from north parking area into Town of Gloversville) and crossing at 17 different Road crossings. This stop and go was tedious and took enjoyment out of the ride.

Walkway Over The Hudson

awesome

July, 2021 by mifranchesca

I recently moved to Dutchess County from Long Island. A neighbor took me to this trail and I continue to go there as often as I can. Whenever I have guest or family to visit I always suggest we go biking there. If you are riding from the east side of the bridge you’re riding uphill slightly. On the way back there’s a lot of coasting which is very refreshing after crossing the bridge. Spectacular views from both sides. It’s a very easy ride. Plenty of parking and there’s also an elevator you can use to get up to the bridge. I highly recommend it.

I-390 Bike Path

Very bumpy and 2 dangerous road crossings

July, 2021 by ajschriber

One of worse trails I have ridden due to the amount of root heaves.

Two uncontrolled road crossings were across busy streets were cars did not stop for bikes waiting at cross walk.

Missing or hidden signage at one point caused us to turn in the wrong direction.

The only redeeming value was it was easy to get to from hotel.

Putnam Trailway

Great Ride

July, 2021 by c.landara2

This is one of the most well-paved trails in the tri-state area so if you love a smooth ride this is the one for you. There’s a small lot for the trailhead in Baldwin Place thats adjacent to a strip mall on 118 that you can use to park. About a 24 mile roundtrip up to Brewster and back. Definitely hillier than the North and South County trails which makes for a good challenge. Mix of shady and sunny portions throughout. Fun ride through Putnam County.

Heritage Trail (NY)

Now a fully paved 18.5 miles.

July, 2021 by steve.schwinn

Road this trail yesterday end-to-end as an out and back starting from the new trailhead parking area in Harriman at the intersection of River Road and North Main Street (portable toilet and bike repair station available).
With the two newer sections at either end the trail is now fully paved for 18.5 miles.
At the current trail end at Palmer Avenue in Middletown there are some signs that the trail will be extended further but no current activity.
The trail is in great shape but could definitely use better signage to help navigate through Goshen. My advice is to use West Main St. as a connector.
The Korean War Memorial in Airline Park in Monroe is worth a stop.

Cato-Fair Haven Trail

Not for a leisurely bike ride

July, 2021 by phurwitz

Rode trail from Fair Haven to Cato (7/25/21). This trail is essentially an ATV trail. There are numerous spots that have deteriorated due to erosion. A 29r with front and rear suspension might enjoy pedaling this trail.

William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail

sweet ride

July, 2021 by koolpapab

Awesome trail. Mostly covered by trees with a wide paved surface. All kinds of folks and wildlife on the trail. Did it 3 times during the week, so no idea what’s it’s like on the weekend. Lots of parking along the way. Multiple benches if you run out of steam or just want to sit. Certainly a “gem” in an area with lots of car traffic. Some busy crossings but cars all stopped to let me go.

Maybrook Trailway

Wonderful Trail

July, 2021 by wayne7532

Was really surprised as to the condition of trail, was great. The only thing that would be great to see would be mile markers. As a resident of the area was looking forward to when trail would be black topped, now that it is completed its great to ride with a trike, Thanks

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