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We always wanted to adventure this trail and see where it would bring us. The rail trail is nice to bike or walk. We started in new paltz headed into the north direction toward kingston. It was shaded and sunny so it was a nice...More
Great shaded trail for summer riding. Wonderful views, quiet and full of nature.
Safe walking path. It is not paved si being proper shoes for walking. There are great rest areas with beautiful views.
Great family activity for nature walk.
The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail runs for about 22 miles from south of the hamlet of Gardiner north to the outskirts of Kingston. The surface is mostly gravel and dirt. It is open to walkers, runners, bikers and equestrians. It crosses a few well-trafficked roads...More
I have walked my dog here several times. Please bring pick up bags if you do. I’ve bicycled here as well. Although most of the extended trail is dirt it is a compacted mostly level path. I use off road hybrid bike tires. If you...More
Walked the rail trail between New Paltz and Rosendale. The walk is not stressful and I encourage you to stop along the way to experience the winds coming up from the caves along the way. And do not miss the view from the Rosendale trestle,...More
My wife and I walked only a couple of miles of the Rail Trail, but will definitely see more of it next time we're in the area. It was so peaceful. We saw a couple of joggers, but otherwise had the trail to ourselves. It...More
went for a bike ride on the rail trail in new paltz on Oct. 1st. the leaves are just starting to change color so the views of the Schwangunk mountains was very pretty, especially of the tower up at the Mohonk Mtn. House. there are...More
I have walked, jogged or biked this trail for fun and for fitness. It's always a different adventure. You'll spot wildlife, flower and people. Sometimes I ride my bike from one town to the next. I recommend a sturdy bike since it can be bumpy...More
This trail is flat and doesn't require any special equipment. You can walk at a good pace, some people bicycle or ride horses. Nice views, especially:
* Majestic Park, south of Gardiner
* Area just south of New Paltz
* New Paltz "historic district"
Take NYS thruway to exit 18,make left off exit drive thru town till you come to end of town.we made right on Hugenot street,followed street till we found parking by little league field and half block away from trail
No fee. Parking is also free of charge at several locations. We park on Binnewater Rd. in Rosendale, which is sort-of the 2/3 point. From there you can go North to Kingston (6 miles) or South to New Paltz (7ish miles) and... More
No fee. Parking is also free of charge at several locations. We park on Binnewater Rd. in Rosendale, which is sort-of the 2/3 point. From there you can go North to Kingston (6 miles) or South to New Paltz (7ish miles) and beyond (another 8 miles).