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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Bridge on Albany County Rail Trail
Albany County Rail Trail
Paved trail meandering through the suburbs south of Albany
View of Helderbergs from Pine Bush Preserve
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Close to the busy city and suburbs, find tranquility in these expansive pine barrens
View from Spruce Mountain Fire Tower
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
100 Acre Woods
Well-kept trails following old logging roads through the Luther Forest area in Malta
North Woods Nature Preserve
North Woods Nature Preserve
Trail in a residential neighborhood leading to the old Round Lake Reservoir and meandering through the woods
Woodcock Preserve
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
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
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
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
Thacher Park
Great Parks in NY's Capital Region
The Capital Region is home to many parks large and small that offer incredible outdoor experiences.

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