Andes Rail Trail

New York

Andes Rail Trail Facts

States: New York
Counties: Delaware
Length: 1 miles
Trail end points: Andes Train Depot (off Camp Hill Road/Depot Street) and Bullet Hole Creek
Trail surfaces: Dirt, Grass
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 7448064
Trail activites: Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Andes Rail Trail Description

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. The trail begins at the town's old train depot, which serves as an unofficial trailhead and which is hoped to one day be restored. From the depot, one can travel a mile along the trail's natural and grassy surface, still spotting old railroad ties in some places. Outstanding views of mountains, woodlands, fields, a babbling stream, and the remnants of an old stone mill can be seen along the way.

Parking and Trail Access

You can park along Cabin Hill Road, or park in town and then walk to the trail.

Andes Rail Trail Reviews

Walked this trail (bicycling not allowed) in . It's a fairly new trail. Starts at the Andes Train Station. I didn't see any parking, so I parked on the side of the road. There's a kiosk at the head of the trail, showing where the trail goes. Heads out along the railbed, and makes a sharp right to go up the hillside to Bullet Hole Road.

Along the way you'll see the station, which they're working on, replacing rotten wood, etc. Past that you'll see two siding on your left, merging into one, and coming up the hillside to merge into the main line. On your right, you'll see a pit. Not a pit dug to borrow dirt from one location for another, but instead a turntable pit, where they would turn the locomotive for the return trip.

There is next railroad steel decked over for a footbridge. Just a short thing, about 5' long. Then it gets level and a bit wet. They route the trail to the side, a bit higher. Not much further and the trail comes to private property, and so heads up the hillside.

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