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Length
Surfaces
Type

Cato-Fair Haven Trail

14.51 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Dirt

Catskill Scenic Trail

26 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails

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

Corkscrew Rail Trail

3.8 mi
State: NY
Dirt

Corry Junction Greenway Trail

5.8 mi
State: NY, PA
Crushed Stone

Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail

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

Dryden Rail Trail

6.2 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

East Ithaca Recreation Way

2.2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Cinder, Gravel

Erie Attica Trail

1.3 mi
State: NY
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Genesee Valley Greenway

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

Gorge Trail

2.2 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Crushed Stone

Hook Mountain/Nyack Beach Bikeway

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

Jim Schug Trail

4.2 mi
State: NY
Grass, Gravel

Keuka Outlet Trail

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

Lehigh Valley Trail

16.4 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Mosholu-Pelham Greenway

10.3 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
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Ontario Pathways Rail Trail

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

Oswego County Trail

28 mi
State: NY
Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Parksville Rail Trail

3.2 mi
State: NY
Cinder

Pat McGee Trail

12.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Grass

Quarry Trail

0.1 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Grass

Railroad Bed Trail (NY)

3.4 mi
State: NY
Dirt

Rivergate Trail

30.2 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Rochester, Syracuse and Eastern Trail

4.5 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Samuel G. Fisher Mount Ivy Environmental Park

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

South Trail

2.2 mi
State: NY
Dirt

Uncle Sam Bikeway

3.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Verona Beach State Park Rail Trail

1.5 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Grass

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
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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
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 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 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 Dryden Rail Trail is a developing trail that will someday complete the link between the Jim Schug Trail and the East Ithaca Recreation Way, forming over 16 miles of continuous walking and biking...
NY 6.2 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
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 Erie Attica Trail lies in the Finger Lakes region of New York along the former railroad for which it's named. A glimpse of this past can be seen in the beautiful truss bridge that spans 220 feet...
NY 1.3 mi Boardwalk, 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
The Gorge Trail is makes for a scenic walk or mountain bike ride near the town of Cazenovia. The trail runs between the old railroad buildings on William Street and Bingley Road to the north. From...
NY 2.2 mi Cinder, Crushed Stone
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
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 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
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
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
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
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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
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 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 Railroad Bed Trail is a rustic recreational path sited on the right of way of an abandoned railroad that once extended between Rochester and Nunda. The route takes users through serene forest and...
NY 3.4 mi Dirt
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
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 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
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 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

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Recent Trail Reviews

Kaaterskill Rail Trail

Nice trail in the northern Catskills

January, 2022 by steve.schwinn

I walked this trail yesterday in icy conditions. Until there is an appreciable snowfall in the area I strongly recommend having traction devices with you. I parked in the lot of the Mountain Top Historical Society (closed in winter) which serves as a trailhead. I can’t add to the prior reviews about the non-winter trail conditions but it’s definitely for mountain bikes only.
At the north end of the trail there is an easy connection to walking-only trails leading to a scenic overlook of Kaaterskill Falls as well as a trail to the bottom of the falls. The trailhead parking lot at that end off of Laurel House Road has portable toilets.

Ashokan Rail Trail

one of the best!

January, 2022 by kleistikow

We biked this round trip , going East to west on a Sunday in May 2021. There was plenty of parking when we arrived at 10 am. As the trail went west it went uphill but the scenery became more and more beautiful. We are looking forward to skiing and or biking it again!

South County Trailway

Needs work

December, 2021 by xyz717

As of 12/31/2021: The South Trail from the Tarrytown Lakes down to Ardsley is paved and a pleasant ride for bikers. At Ardsley it turns to crushed earth and unless you have a mountain bike probably not a good idea. I hope they extend the paving. The trail from the Tarrytown Lakes to Lake Carmel is smooth and beautiful. Highly recommend.

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Vanderbilt Motor Parkway

December 2021 Update

December, 2021 by drummerboi

The entire trail is now reopened, with resurfacing from Springfield Blvd. to Winchester.

Champlain Canalway Trail: Saratoga

Champlain Trail

December, 2021 by bktourer1

You can ride / walk this trail from Waterford Lock 2 about 6 miles North just before Mechanicsville. Packed dirt and an old lock. Road November 2021. couple of road crossings, well marked with signs .

Walkway Over The Hudson

It is an amazing experience!

November, 2021 by bblhed_tl

I am really torn on this trail, on one hand it is an amazing experience and a view of the Hudson you will never forget, on the other hand if it is a weekend this place is jam packed with other people taking in the views as well. This was part of a ride on the Hudson Valley Rail trail all the way to New Paltz, I will review that trail separately. Breaking up the ride by going one way early and coming back about 4 hours later made a huge difference in the crowd level and made a much more pleasant ride. Facilities at the walkway were clean and outstanding, lots of historic information, and there were vendors. There are plenty of places to park, I paid $7 (Summer 2021) to park in the official lot and considering the facility and the zero cost to cross the Hudson in either direction I did not feel it was too much for parking. My only complaint aside from the crowds, was that the vendors packed up and closed long before the bridge closed so that was a little disappointing because I did want to get a shirt, plan accordingly if you are doing this as part of a longer ride. I will likely do this ride again but it will likely be part of a longer ride when I do.

Battery Bikeway

Battery Park Bikeway

November, 2021 by schroec

This is a short yet beautiful bikeway that connects the Hudson River bikeway to the East River bikeway. You bike past large garden areas and have the option to take a quick detour off of the trail and into the park in order to take in views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Staten Island and Governor’s Island.

Ellicott Trail

An Interesting Ride With Lots of Variation

October, 2021 by jgwallis

4 (or 5) stars

On October 28th my wife and I parked in the parking lot of the old Batavia Daily News building, now for lease or sale, at the southwest corner of Industrial Blvd. and Route 33
(Pearl St.) and directly across Industrial Blvd. from the western trailhead.
The trail is as varied as advertised in the TrailLink writeup. It seemed longer than it is as a result of the changes in scenery.
The Ellicott St. section is well signed and safe, but with a traffic level we try to avoid. Directional markers are both above ground and embedded in the sidewalk.
The pleasant, but short section through Elmwood Cemetery was a pleasant contrast to Ellicott St.. We’d never before encountered a rail trail through a cemetery.
The DeWitt Recreation Area, through which the trail travels, is outstanding in its diversity in scenery, side trails and outdoor opportunities.
Near the end of the ride and to lengthen a short ride for us, we took a left at Red Oak Ln. riding through the Oakwood Hills neighborhood, then made a right on Seven Springs Rd. along which we picked up the eastern trail head.
On our return ride, we avoided Ellicott St. by crossing it onto Clifton Ave. from Harvester Ave. and then riding through a residential neighborhood to regain the trail at Evans St.
Glenn and Joan Wallis

Heritage Trail (NY)

Perfect Day Ride

October, 2021 by ns4hcxdz8k

We were looking for a ride that provided a good workout, beautiful foliage and a break from the city. The path was straight, flat and paved - so great for all level riders and all age people. The town of Goshen is great. The trail ends (or sort of starts there) depends which side of it you want to start on. There is a portion beyond Goshen in Middletown. To get to that piece - you need to go through the town of Goshen using W. Main Street. You must stop at Sweet Tymes for a treat. Continue to proceed down W Main Street for about 1/4 of mile and on the right you will see the start of the bike path again. You know you have gone too far if you get to the cemetery on the left side of W Main Street. I would also stop in Chester ( you will see the old converted train station) and grab a bite at the Rustic Wheelhouse. Promise it will be a perfect day!

Hook Mountain/Nyack Beach Bikeway

Improved access at the southern end

October, 2021 by steve.schwinn

Updating my July 2020 review, the road down to the Nyack Beach State Park has reopened.
And at the top of the newly reconstructed road to the right of the entrance fee kiosk is a newly constructed foot trail that will take you to the Long Path with access to the Hook Mountain summit with great river views.

Genesee Riverway Trail

Many reviews and trail descriptions fail to make mention of how suitable the trail is for various bikes. My wife and I travel with small, folding, electric bikes, with 12 inch wheels. This was perfect for our bikes. A very memorable ride!

October, 2021 by jaz5833

Many reviews and trail descriptions fail to make mention of how suitable the trail is for various bikes. My wife and I travel with small, folding, electric bikes, with 12 inch wheels. This was perfect for our bikes. A very memorable ride!

Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway

excellent for inline

October, 2021 by sa.gemstones

Perfect surface. Lovely surrounding. Safe. Thoroughly enjoyable. Watch headwind, plan to have tail wind for return leg…

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