Liberty Rail Trail

New York

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Liberty Rail Trail Facts

States: New York
Counties: Sullivan
Length: 2.4 miles
Trail end points: 283 Chestnut St. (Liberty) and Trestle near Rte. 17 (Ferndale)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6242817

Liberty Rail Trail Description


The Liberty Rail Trail is part of the Sullivan O&W Trail, which runs for 20.65 miles in Sullivan County in 7 distinct sections along the previous O&W Railroad Main Line and Port Jervis Branch.

About the Route

The Liberty Rail Trail section of the Sullivan O&W Rail Trail runs for 2.4 miles through the business district of Liberty, connecting trail users to dining and recreation opportunities and connecting trail users to the nearby Walnut Mountain Park, which offers additional mountain biking and hiking trails.

Parking and Trail Access

The Liberty Rail Trail runs between 283 Chestnut St. (Liberty) and a Trestle near Rte. 17 (Ferndale).

There is no designated parking along this route, please see TrailLink Map for detailed directions.

Liberty Rail Trail Reviews

Not for road bikes

Do it with the nearby Parksville Trail

I rode both of them one autumn day in September 2018. This was after several days of rain, so some parts of each trail were boggy. Even in dry weather these are not for road bikes, but they are worth visiting. Neither town is highly populated and they are not really tourist destinations. So bring most of what you might need.

Rail trail in Liberty

Not a bad walk we did the first 2 parts but when we got to the third the grass was two tall to many trees down and we had to turn back

Needs maintenance

We rode this trail May 9th, 2017 - really rough ride. The trail has three distinct parts. Starting from the north end, the trail starts with a vey irregularly surfaced stretch - definitely keep your eyes on the trail. The second portion was a short road section through an industrial area. A short steep descent led to the third section, perhaps rideable by an expert rider but we carefully walked our bikes down the slope. Turned out the third section was not worth the effort. There were many fallen trees across the path, not so large you couldn't proceed but defeating the purpose of the ride to stop and lift your bike over a tree every couple minutes. Finally after about 8 of these and seeing 3 more ahead we turned around and headed back.

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