Champlain Canalway Trail: Schuylerville

New York

5 Reviews

View Trail Map
View Map
Send to App

Register for free!

Register for free with TrailLink today!

We're a non-profit all about helping you enjoy the outdoors
  • View over 40,000 miles of trail maps
  • Share your trail photos
  • Save your own favorite trails
  • Learn about new trails near you
  • Leave reviews for trails
  • Add new and edit existing trails

Champlain Canalway Trail: Schuylerville Facts

States: New York
Counties: Saratoga
Length: 2 miles
Trail end points: Schuylerville House and Hudson Crossing Park
Trail surfaces: Crushed Stone
Trail category: Canal
ID: 6016607

Champlain Canalway Trail: Schuylerville Description

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 about 17 miles of the Champlain Canalway Trail are complete; another 14 miles are being planned or expected to be finished within the next few years. A multi-use trail, some sections will be open to snowmobiles.

Parking and Trail Access

Champlain Canalway Trail: Schuylerville Reviews

Better than the map shows

August 2020
This short trail surprised me; it is better than you expect. Right along the Hudson River and the lock canal, the scenery is beautiful and the little village is charming. Definitely worth the visit.

easy trail

Lots of water. Flat. Good for dogs. Island was coo

Hudson Crossing Park Worth Exploring

North of Schuylerville, this trail passes by Champlain Canal Lock 5 and through Hudson Crossing Park, which has about 2 miles of other trails to explore. One leads north between the Champlain Canal and the Hudson River to Eagle Point, with a beautiful view of the dam and rapids below. Learn more at It is worth noting, too, that once you cross the pedestrian bridge over the Hudson, back roads have been designated as the route of the Champlain Canalway Trail as far north as Fort Edward. Most of this route is signed. As of late 2016, this is the longest continuous stretch of the CCT open to the public.

Hudson River bridge is open

If you are distance cycling as I do through Schuylerville, this trail is a welcome diversion from traffic. The 100 year old bridge across the Hudson has also been restored and is open for recreational use only, connecting the trail to the east side of the river.


Good trail for canal history buffs

This travels mostly along the towpath of the original Champlain Canal. Although it's pleasant and shady, it's way too short to be made a destination, unless you happen to be a history buff. Trail runs from Lock 5 of the Hudson River, just north of Schuylerville, to the Schuyler House, just south of the post office. The trail is somewhat difficult to find in parts. It actually runs almost 1.5 miles.

Nearby Trails

Go Unlimited Today!

  • FREE Account
  • View over 40,000 miles of trail maps
  • Post your trail reviews
  • Share your trail photos
  • Save your favorite trails
  • Learn about new trails near you
  • Get a free map in the app!
Register for FREE
Purchase Unlimited

Explore by City

Explore by City

Explore by Activity

Explore by Activity

Log in to your account to:

  • View trail paths on the map
  • Save trails to your account
  • Add trails, edit descriptions
  • Share photos
  • Add reviews

Log in with Google

Log in with Apple


Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 40,000 miles of trail maps and more!

Register with Google

Register with Apple


Your account has been deleted.