The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, New Paltz: Address, Phone Number, The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail
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LaterGator
5 contributions
Beautiful Snowy Wonderland
Feb 2021
The rail trail is a great stroll, especially during a winter snowfall. It is nice to get out and see nature and enjoy the beautiful views.
Written May 10, 2021
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Rob C
New York City, NY607 contributions
Great trail new River to Ridge even better
Oct 2020 • Friends
We rented bikes from Nee Paltz Bicycles, right at the trailhead. They recommended the newer hilly River to Ridge trail which had beautiful scenery but our rental time was almost up when we returned to the Wallkill Rail Trail. Only got to do a small part of it on bike but walked the Rosendale Trestle later that day. Spectacular!
Written October 18, 2020
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Expedition823668
10 contributions
Beautiful scenery!
Oct 2020
6 mile round-trip easy trail on level ground. Just an FYI, no facilities are available on this trail. We had a very enjoyable hike!
Written October 15, 2020
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Grumo
New York City, NY661 contributions
Great walk you can join right in New Paltz
Jul 2020
When we first come to Paltz we park off the Main Street and walk this trail a few miles. north of the town. It's a lovely walk, easygoing in this section. Not too many other people when we have been there. Some views, and mainly woods all around.
Written August 23, 2020
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ALAN W
Leawood, KS782 contributions
Great trail - some shade, some open & sunny
Jun 2020
We spend our summers in New Paltz. I have been hiking the rail trail for years. This summer so far we have only been here 1 week & I have already done the trail 3 times. The first 2 times I walked from our house on N Manheim, west on Main St, picked up the trail at Main, then walked north to the bridge over the Wallkill River, Round trip 5.75 miles. The path is very easy. Mostly gravel.
The 3rd walk I started the same going west on Main. Then went south on the rail trail. Walked to Bridge Creek Rd. 9 miles round trip. This walk going south took me through lots of open spaces, past private roads, through apple orchards with view of the Gunks. I had to stop at Bridge Creek Rd because the trail was closed at this point. It started as mostly soft gravel. Then changed to dirt path. Part was through woods.
Written June 21, 2020
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June M
Albany, NY6 contributions
Beautiful trail, bumpy in places
Sep 2019 • Friends
I rode the trail with a friend this weekend. We rode the entire trail from Gardiner to Kingston. We both are experienced riders and we're on gravel bikes. With that said the trail has a few challenging sections, the most bring a short, steep bumpy (roots and rocks) decline that ends at a road. This section is near the Kingston end of the trail, and it would be great if there was some signage there. Otherwise, the trail is a lot of fun, with beautiful rock formations, greenery and cute areas near New Paltz. The Rosendale trestle was gorgeous, but might be nerve wracking if you're afraid of heights. We started at the Gardiner end, rode the the Kingston end and back (about 43 miles). Not an easy ride because of some sections but we both enjoyed. There's not much nearby at the Kingston end, but there are a few restaurants in Gardiner. We parked by the Gardiner library, which is at about mp 3. The trail from there to the very beginning isn't as well kept as some other sections.
Written September 29, 2019
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Doina C
9 contributions
Trail
Sep 2019 • Solo
Beautiful trail, easy to walk .you can stop at anytime. My dog loved it , we did only 4 miles came back to the historic town part . Beautiful,recommend
Written September 28, 2019
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Apoorva Mudgal
4 contributions
Beautiful trail in the woods!
Sep 2019
This was by far the healthiest and most beautiful day trip idea for our long weekend from NYC - completely reachable via public transport. We took a 1.5 hr long bus journey for New Paltz from Penn station and rented a bike when we got there. Downtown New Paltz and the bike renting place were all at walking distance and we were lucky to have great weather on the day of our trip! Had an amazing breakfast at Main Street Bistro (highly recommended!!) and then off we went biking on this 22-miile rail trail. We were met by beautiful fields, farms, little towns, distilleries streams and bridges as we rode on. We spotted horses grazing and even a deer along our way! Going up to Rosendale look out and back took us 4 hours which included a few rest stops here and there. We also visited a whiskey distillery on our way back and took some tastings there (again, great!). Would love to do it again!
Written September 3, 2019
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ajwmlwslw
Dix Hills, NY217 contributions
well maintained
Aug 2019
I enjoyed my bike ride on the trail. It was well kept, safe and pretty easy ride. Nice views and well marked.
Written August 28, 2019
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phatgus😊
Brooklyn, NY1,171 contributions
Some sections are better than others
Sep 2018
I hiked the entire rail trail in sections. The section from Kingston to New Paltz is quite lovely and worth traveling since this part of the trail is well maintained. Finding the start of the rail trail at Kingston is a little tricky for the hiker and fine for the bicyclists. There are interesting sights on this section which includes the Rosendale cement mines and the outdoor cafe (seasonally) which gives one a nice break on the trail. The section from New Paltz to Gardiner is lovely up to a point (Plattekill Creek bridge) but after that toward Gardiner, the trail is not well maintained. This section needs more maintenance.
Written August 14, 2019
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