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Length
Surfaces
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Albany-Hudson Electric Trail

36 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Allegheny River Valley Trail

8.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Ashokan Reservoir Promenade

2.7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Ballston Veterans Bike Path

3.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Beach Channel Drive Greenway

1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Bear Trap Creek Bikeway

1.6 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Bethpage Bikeway

13.4 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Big Flats Trail

1.7 mi
State: NY
Gravel

Black Bridge Trail

2.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Black River Trail

4.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Bronx River Greenway

24.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

Cheektowaga Historic Rails to Trails

2.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Clarence Pathways

17.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

East River Greenway

9.4 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Ellen Farrant Memorial Bikeway

5.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Ellicott Creek Trailway

6.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Erie Canalway Trail

291.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Flatbush Avenue Greenway

1.4 mi
State: NY
Asphalt
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Fort Washington Park Greenway

1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk

2.7 mi
State: NY
Boardwalk

Genesee Riverway Trail

22.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Greater Jamestown Riverwalk

5.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Greenway Nature Trail

1.2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Harlem River Greenway

2.2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Harlem Valley Rail Trail

23.2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Heritage Trail (NY)

19.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Hudson River Greenway

12.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Hudson Valley Rail Trail

7.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Hutchinson River Greenway

2.2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

I-390 Bike Path

5.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Irondequoit Lakeside Multi-Use Trail

6.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail

4.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Keuka Outlet Trail

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

Kings Park Hike & Bike Trail

1.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Kingston Point Rail Trail

1.2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Kiwanis Park Trail

8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

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

Lenox Rail Trail

2.2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Maple City Trail

2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Maybrook Trailway

24 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Mosholu-Pelham Greenway

10.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

New Springville Greenway

3.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Niagara Gorge Rim Trail

6.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Niagara Scenic Parkway Trail

3.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

North Buffalo Rails to Trails

0.65 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

North County Trailway

20.7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

O&W Railroad Pedestrian Promenade and Bikeway

0.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway

13.7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Painted Post Trail

1.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Parks to Ports Greenway Trail

3.7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Putnam Trailway

11.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Railroad Run

0.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Randall's Island Park Trails

8.75 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Roosevelt Island Greenway

3.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Shore Parkway Greenway Trail

13 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Shoreline Trail

21.7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

South County Trailway

14.4 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Spring Run Trail

1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Springville Pop Warner Rail Trail

1.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Terry Gordon Trail

1.6 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Tonawanda Rails to Trails

4.7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Uncle Sam Bikeway

3.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Utica North-South Arterial Multi-use Trail

0.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Verona Beach State Park Rail Trail

1.5 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Grass

Vestal Rail Trail

3.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Walden-Wallkill Rail Trail

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

Walkway Over The Hudson

1.6 mi
State: NY
Concrete

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 36-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 36 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The towns of Allegany and Olean (OH-lee-an) sat at the hub of river, railroad, wagon road, and canal traffic during New York’s early history. It’s no wonder that today the area is home to a popular...
NY 8.1 mi Asphalt
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
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
Although just a mile long, the Beach Channel Drive Greenway in Queens offers expansive views of Jamaica Bay and the beautiful Marine Parkway Bridge as it traces the border of Jacob Riis Park. On the...
NY 1 mi Asphalt
Bear Trap Creek Bikeway follows the creek of the same name between Ley Creek Drive and the Mattydale Shopping Plaza. For most of its length it parallels Interstate 81, with a fence separating the...
NY 1.6 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
Just north of Albany, the Black Bridge Trail connects the communities of Waterford, Cohoes, and Green Island in eastern New York. As it parallels Delaware Avenue, it is sometimes referred to as the...
NY 2.1 mi Asphalt
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 Bronx River travels from the mouth of the East River north to the Kensico Dam, providing views of the natural history of the area. Because the trail is under development, there are several gaps...
NY 24.8 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
A smooth, flat asphalt ride that allows you to discover the town's railroad history (and present), the Cheektowaga Rails to Trails pathway is a great community asset for this Buffalo suburb. About 1.5...
NY 2.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 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
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
Ellicott Creek Trailway is an asphalt path used for biking, walking, running, and rollerblading. This multiuse pathway travels along Ellicott Creek—a 47-mile waterway that flows from Bennington to the...
NY 6.9 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
Brooklyn's Flatbush Avenue Greenway parallels its namesake roadway for just over a mile from Marine Parkway Bridge to a connection with the Shore Parkway Greenway Trail. The two trails are part of the...
NY 1.4 mi Asphalt
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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
The Fort Washington Park Greenway brings residents and visitors to Washington Heights right up to the edge of the Hudson. The mile-long trail begins near the pier at the end of Dyckman Street and...
NY 1 mi Asphalt
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk follows Staten Island's eastern shore from Miller Field -- a recreational area for sports, picnicking and bird watching -- to Fort Wadsworth. Highlights of the...
NY 2.7 mi Boardwalk
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 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 Harlem River Greenway runs north-south along the Harlem River on the East Side of Upper Manhattan. The northern terminus is Dyckman Street and Harlem River Drive. Going west on Dyckman allows...
NY 2.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 19.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Hudson River Greenway (HRG) is one of the most popular places to ride, walk, and jog in New York City. It makes up part of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway loop, the cross-state Empire State...
NY 12.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Offering a picturesque and family-friendly adventure, the Hudson Valley Rail Trail stretches 7.1 miles through hardwood forests, over Black Creek, and under two spectacular stone-arch bridges....
NY 7.1 mi Asphalt
The Hutchinson River Greenway offers a convenient alternative to the Hutchinson River Parkway, which it closely follows. Although adjacent to the busy thoroughfare, trees have been planted along the...
NY 2.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The I-390 Bike Path is a 5-mile paved trail starting in Greece and ending at the Island Cottage Woods Preserves just south of Lake Ontario. The trail starts just after crossing Route 104 using the...
NY 5.3 mi Asphalt
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
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 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 Kings Park Hike & Bike Trail runs for 1.5 miles between Old Dock Road at Church Street in Kings Park and Nissequogue River State Park. The trail is a town of Smithtown park and follows an...
NY 1.5 mi Asphalt
The Kingston Point Rail Trail will be a paved pathway stretching from Kingston’s midtown to the Rondout Creek waterfront, connecting important points in the community such as Kingston High School,...
NY 1.2 mi Asphalt
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 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
While many other rail trails in rural New York have gravel or grass surfaces, which make them difficult to traverse for cyclists and users with disabilities, the Lenox Rail Trail offers over two miles...
NY 2.2 mi Asphalt
Maple City Trail offers a short, but scenic route through Ogdensburg in northern New York. It begins at the city's visitor center on the south bank of the St. Lawrence River, which separates the state...
NY 2 mi Asphalt
Note: As of December 2021, the trail is fully complete except for a bridge on its southern end in Brewster; stairways on either side of the bridge are available for the detour. Construction on the...
NY 24 mi Asphalt
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 New Springville Greenway stretches just over 3 miles, primarily paralleling Richmond Avenue on New York's Staten Island. A highlight of the paved pathway is its proximity to Freshkills Park, a...
NY 3.3 mi Asphalt
True to its name, the Niagara Gorge Rim Trail traces the eastern edge of the Niagara Gorge, offering connections to three state parks and spectacular views of the Niagara River below and the...
NY 6.5 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
North Buffalo Rails to Trails offers a tree-lined paved pathway through Minnesota Linear Park in the University Heights neighborhood. Although less than a mile long, it offers two important links in...
NY 0.65 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
This unique in-city trail was built on portions of the former Ontario and Western Railway Line through the City of Oswego. The Ontario and Western Railway ran its last train in March of 1957. The...
NY 0.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Like Wantagh State Parkway, Ocean Parkway was built in the postwar 1930s to provide access to the crown jewel of the state park system, Jones Beach State Park. Unlike the former road, however, this...
NY 13.7 mi Asphalt
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 shared-use path was built as part of the improvement of NY State Route 347 in Suffolk County. SR 347 is a 15-mile arterial between Hauppauge and Port Jefferson, and the trail is envisioned to...
NY 3.7 mi Asphalt
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 Railroad Run trail runs for just a half mile between West Circular Street and Congress Avenue in Saratoga Springs. The trail is part of a growing network throughout the town and county. There are...
NY 0.5 mi Asphalt
Randall's Island Park Trails offer a series of interconnected paved loops on an island in the New York City borough of Manhattan. The park offers a quiet setting, especially enjoyed by runners, with...
NY 8.75 mi Asphalt
Roosevelt Island Greenway, a little-known gem in the Big Apple, was named after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1973. To reach this scenic pathway, board New York City’s only aerial tram,...
NY 3.8 mi Asphalt
The two diverse sections of the Shore Parkway Greenway Trail blend urban and scenic, offering views of sights ranging from the Statue of Liberty to wildlife refuges. Following the Belt/Shore Parkway,...
NY 13 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Shoreline Trail in Erie County, New York, is 21.7 miles of flat, easy pathway that runs adjacent to Lake Erie, one of the country’s Great Lakes, on its southern half and then along the Niagara...
NY 21.7 mi Asphalt
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
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
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
Opened in 2016, Tonawanda Rails to Trails offers a paved linear route through the Tonawanda community north of Buffalo. The rail-trail was built atop the former Erie Lackawanna Railway, which carried...
NY 4.7 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
This paved trail is located on the west side of the North-South Arterial that runs through Utica New York. The trail provides a non-driving option for folks to travel through the city and a pedestrian...
NY 0.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 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
The Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park—the longest pedestrian bridge in the world at 1.28 miles—emerges from the trees and over the rooftops of the old riverfront town of Poughkeepsie,...
NY 1.6 mi Concrete
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 Dutchess County executive who championed it—is a treasure in New York's Hudson Valley region. The 13.1-mile trail runs through what seems...
NY 13.1 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

Zim Smith Mid-County Trail

Nice Suburban Trail

June, 2022 by marthannroman

Like other reviewers, we found this trail well maintained and attractive. All of the trail is paved, and most of the trail is flat except for a few hills toward the southern end. As pretty as it is, and we were there for spectacular wild flowers and a great variety of birds, we never felt very far from a gas station. It isn't a remote nature trail so if you're looking for that you may want to choose a different trail. I'm only giving it 4 stars to alert others to the busy surroundings. Overall a very pleasant ride.

Cayuga-Seneca Canal Trail

Nice Trail

June, 2022 by michelelsensenig

We parked at the Finger Lakes Visitors Center and rode to the trail. An employee at the visitors center told us to ride on the bike/walking path to the children’s water play area, turn left, go over small bridge at creek, make immediate right, and follow trail. Trail will take you beside creek, up over rail road tracks and then underneath highway to trail. We would have never found it without these wonderful directions. Hopefully this is helpful to you too!

Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail

Castleton to Poultney fun ride

June, 2022 by vtpredom

We were pleasantly surprised with how nice this trail is based on some of the reviews. We ride hybrid bikes with shocks and comfort seats and are accustomed to riding gravel and backroads so this trail was just what we look for. Trail is firm packed gravel and very smooth, no potholes or washboard experienced on our ride. Plenty of parking available on the Castleton end of the trail, we parked in the trailhead lot across from the Amtrak station. Definitely in our top 10 list of VT rides.

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Harlem Valley Rail Trail

Peaceful Trail but take extra water.

June, 2022 by gulfstreambents

I drove the 70 miles from my home in Manhattan, not an easy drive both northbound and return given traffic. A friend suggested a parking place just South of Wassaic Station that is free all the time. Location is 14 Main Street, Wassaic, NY. I rode the 23 miles North to the point that the trail turns East along a public road. I turned around not because of riding on a public road, after all I ride in Manhattan, but because I would already have 50 miles before I got home. The trail is paved and mostly smooth. The multiple bridges are concrete slabs and a few are wooden. All have distinctive railings made of wood joined by steel cables. They compliment the natural trail very well. It is the CLEANEST trail that I’ve ever cycled, I saw only ONE discarded plastic bottle and it was down a ravine. Negatives: Pack an extra water bottle, I had two and rationed it carefully. I found NO place to buy a drink or snack. Take extra trail mix! There is only one intersection with heavy traffic. On the ones with very light traffic I found that the vehicles would stop and let you pass. Caution, just because the westbound car stopped that’s no guarantee that the eastbound vehicle will be as considerate. Few porta-potties; the ladies may not be pleased.

Albany-Hudson Electric Trail

Nice trail, lots of variation, well-designed

June, 2022 by SPanny

We rode the Electric Line trail from Stuyvesant Falls to North Chatham on 6/20/22. First thing you need to know: use the actual Empire State Trail website to get maps and directions; as of this writing, Google’s routing is incorrect and missing several sections. The trail is partly stone dust and partly paved, and includes a few on-road sections which were easily navigated. In fact, the signage on this trail was the best I’ve ever seen! Almost every trail crossing has a user-activated light, even though in most cases the traffic is minimal. I loved the variety – you go past farms, along creeks, past several reservoirs, and skirt your way past some nice small towns like Kinderhook and Valatie. The engineers did a great job with the routing of the trail here. There’s a short section where the trail moves on-road (Route 9) which is a bit busy, but we just avoided that by riding a short distance on the sidewalk. Lots of signage describing the history of the area. The trail was in great condition and fun to ride. After having ridden many other trails in the Hudson valley (the Wallkill, the Dutchess, the Maybrook, the Harlem Valley), so nice to have another great trail to add to the list!

Catharine Valley Trail

Nothing Special

June, 2022 by joepow

I rode the length of the Catharine Valley Trail in both directions. It's a very average trail. It's basically a crushed stone surface through the woods without anything to distinguish it from a thousand other trails. Signage is fair - there are a few places where a sign indicating the direction to the trail would have been helpful, but after fumbling around for a couple minutes you can figure it out. Portions of the trail follow Rt. 14, so there's a fair amount of traffic noise. There are a few points of interest in Watkins Glen and Montour Falls at the far north end, but other than that, there's really nothing else to see when you're on the trail. I would not recommend making this a "destination" trail - it's really not worth it. I would only suggest using it if you intend to bike from Watkins Glen down to Horseheads or Elmira. The trail allows you to avoid Rt. 14, which, although a designated New York State bike route with ample shoulders, has heavy high-speed traffic.

Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

A bit rough

June, 2022 by mulroneykl

A pretty nice trail with some nice views, but definitely rough in places. The RT Conservancy book describes it as roughness index of 1, but it’s at least a 2. If only doing a section, recommend avoiding the section south of New Paltz.

Mosholu-Pelham Greenway

Needs a lot of work.

June, 2022 by sngajc

This trail is a good idea in terms of riding from Van Cartland Park to City Island. The execution however leaves a lot of room for improvement. The mostly asphalt paths are in rough shape -cracked, tree trunk and root damage, in need of lane markings both to designate the trail and to help keep people in the proper lanes (a big issue considering the number of walkers using this trail). There are signs to help navigate this trail but they are busy and difficult to read for bikers and could be more prominent as it’s easy to miss turns at intersections.

Old Putnam Trail

Excellent short trail

June, 2022 by sngajc

Although a bit narrow given the amount of use this trail gets the paved surface is smooth. Nice addition to the Empire State trail joining the south county to other trails in the area.

Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail

Carleton to Poultney section somewhat better but still rough due to horse traffic.

June, 2022 by rbjpye

Carleton to Poultney section somewhat better but still rough due to horse traffic.

Maybrook Trailway

Both ways from Lake Tonetta

June, 2022 by SPanny

The Maybrook has quickly become one of our favorite rail trails. Basically brand new, uncrowded, lots of interesting sights along the way including multiple water views and lots of greenery.
Today we rode from the Brewster trailhead at Lake Tonetta both ways: Out and back to the CT line, and then out and back in the other direction up past the Ice Pond, for a total of about 20 miles. The first segment to the CT line was new to us; there is an on-road detour due to a bridge out at Peaceable Hill Road. You walk down a flight of steps, ride down Peaceable Hill Road to Rt. 6, turn left on Rt. 6, go down the hill, turn left again on Rt 6 and then ride up the hill past the Honda dealership where another set of stairs on the left will bring you back to the trail. These stairs are fairly steep but it can be done. The road has a shoulder but is a bit busy; experienced road riders will find this easy to navigate, others can simple walk along the sidewalk. Your reward is that the other end of the trail as you ride east is a very nice section past East Branch Reservoir, including a long section right along the water. One way mileage is about 5 miles, as the trail ends at the Connecticut line. The second section we rode, going North from the Brewster trailhead at Lake Tonetta, offers views of the “ice pond” and the “great swamp,” with hills in the distance. Today’s one way mileage for that section was also about 5 miles; a great ride, and you can ride much farther (we often go as far as Whalley Lake, just not today) as the trail goes all the way to Hopewell Junction where you can pick up the Dutchess Rail Trail. Check the Empire State Trail website for more info.

Lackawanna Rail Trail

Good for Casual Biking

June, 2022 by karthikeyyans

This trail is well marked and goes along the highway. nothing interesting. Good for quick ride during evening .

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