Sullivan O&W Rail Trail

New York

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Sullivan O&W Rail Trail Facts

States: New York
Counties: Sullivan
Length: 20.65 miles
Trail end points: Old Rte. 17 (Parksville) and Basha Kill Marsh near Indian Orchard Rd. (Westbrookville)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Grass, Gravel
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 13666523

Sullivan O&W Rail Trail Description


The Sullivan O&W Trail runs for 20.65 miles in Sullivan County in 7 distinct sections along the NY O&W Railroad Main Line and Port Jervis-Kingston Branch rights-of-way.

The Sullivan O&W Rail Trail should not be confused with the nearby O&W Rail Trail (Ulster County).

Parksville Rail Trail (1.33 miles):

The northernmost section of the Sullivan O&W Rail Trail runs for 1.33 miles between Rte. 17 and the hamlet of Parksville.

The trail here is entirely unpaved. At the trailhead located in the Parksville business district, there is informational signage.

Liberty Rail Trail (2.4 miles):

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.

Hurleyville Rail Trail (5.4 miles):

One of the longest uninterrupted sections of the Sullivan O&W Rail Trail, the Hurleyville Rail Trail runs between a dead end just short of NY 17 north of Hurleyville and connects the villages of Hurleyville and South Fallsburg.

Often called the "Milk Train Trail" locally, the northern 2 miles of trail is a paved route, before a short on-road connection through the downtown business district and a 1.9 miles gravel path connecting Hurleyville and South Fallsburg.

Woodridge Rail Trail (1.7 miles):

The Woodridge Rail Trail section runs between the hamlet of Woodridge and a dead end near River Rd. This section is unpaved. 

The northeastern endpoint offers options for dining and re-supply in Woodridge. The Mountain Dale Rail Trail is a stone's throw away.

Mountain Dale Rail Trail (2.6 miles):

The Mountain Dale Rail Trails runs for a short 2.6 miles between Mountain Dale and Woodridge. At the Mountain Dale trailhead, there are historical photos, a replica depot, a basketball court and restrooms.

This section of trail is entirely unpaved, but smooth-packed and ada-compliant.

Mamakating Rail Trail (3.19 miles):

The Mamakating section of the Sullivan O&W Rail Trail leaves off from the old O&W Main Line and follows the old Port Jervis O&W branch instead. 

Here the old O&W line and the old D&H Canal Path converge and run nearly side by side. The Mamakating Rail Trail runs between Ferguson Rd. and Summitville Rd., with a portion in the middle between Mcdonald Rd. and a dead end near the Wurtsboro Airport that is owned by the NY DEC that is composed of a rougher gravel surface.

Basha Kill Rail Trail (Long Path/Shawangunk Ridge Trail) (5.49 miles):

The Basha Kill Rail Trail is a short section of both the Long Path and Shawangunk Ridge Trail, both of which are much longer hiking routes.

Given that the rail trail shares its route with two much longer hiking routes, this rail trail is much more suited to hiking and mountain biking.

The trail's northern endpoint is located in Wurtsboro, and the trail heads south from there and enters the Basha Kill Wildlife Management Area and follows alongside the Basha Kill Marsh.


The D&H Canal Linear Park connects to the Mamakating Rail Trail.

The D&H Canal Trail (Bashakill Wildlife Management Area) traverses the opposite side of the Bashakill Marsh of the Bashakill Rail Trail.

Parking and Trail Access

The Sullivan O&W Rail Trail runs between Old Rte. 17 (Parksville) and Indian Orchard Rd. (Sullivan/Orange County Line).

Parking is available at:

  • 20 Water St. (South Fallsburg)
  • 10 Greenfield Rd. (Fallsburg)
  • 11 Railroad Ave. (Mountain Dale)

There are numerous parking options along this route, please see TrailLink Map for all parking options and detailed directions.


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