All Upstate New York Trails

Here, you'll find listings of area trails where you can get outside with a bike or a good pair of hiking shoes. We also share tips for planning excursions and staying safe outside.

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Albany Pine Bush Preserve

Close to the busy city and suburbs, find tranquility in these expansive pine barrens

Spruce Mountain

In the Corinth area, enjoy this brief hike with moderate elevation gain to a wooded summit with a restored firetower.

100 Acre Woods

Well-kept trails following old logging roads through the Luther Forest area in Malta

North Woods Nature Preserve

Trail in a residential neighborhood leading to the old Round Lake Reservoir and meandering through the woods

Woodcock Preserve

Clifton Park preserve with trails through woodland, swamps, and fields offering wooded seclusion not far from the main town center.

Grafton Lakes State Park

Park offering a variety of trails through woods and along ponds, an easy drive away from the more populated areas of the Capital Region

Lake Bonita (Moreau Lake State Park)

New trail system including a circuit around a woodland lake and connector trails to the existing Palmertown Range network

Winter Hiking Tips

Don't let snow deter you from heading outside for a hike, but stay safe! See our tips for planning your next winter hike

Great Parks in NY's Capital Region

The Capital Region is home to many parks large and small that offer incredible outdoor experiences.

Dwaas Kill Nature Preserve

Just north of Clifton Park's shopping center area, find a peaceful trail through wooded terrain

Trail Map