Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

photo: The Rosendale Trestle is 150 feet high, 940 feet long, and an iconic landmark on the trail. Type: Greenway, Rail Trail
Length: 22.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Town of Gardiner, Town and Village of New Paltz, Town of Rosendale, and Town of Ulster.
States: New York
Counties: Ulster
Latitude: 41.91105   Longitude: -74.02049

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Description

Located 90 miles north of New York City between the New York State Thruway (I-87) and the Shawangunk Mountains, the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail offers 22+ miles of year-round non-motorized recreation passing through active farms and orchards, three picturesque community centers, woodlands and wetlands, and the Huguenot Street National Historic Landmark District.

As of 2013, the trail has been extended to the north through the towns of Rosendale and Ulster, NY. The trail passes over a historic, newly renovated steel railroad trestle in Rosendale, 150 feet high above the Rondout creek and 940 feet long. There are stunning views overlooking the Rondout Creek and Joppenbergh Mountain.

Seasonal activities include hiking, jogging, running, bicycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. The trail is managed, maintained, and promoted by an all volunteer not-for-profit corporation with more than 400 supporting members. For further information including printable trail maps, answers to frequently asked questions, and a calendar of events, visit the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail website at www.gorailtrail.org.

Additional Details

Width: 96 inches.
Primary Surface: Gravel
Secondary Surface: Gravel

Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 2007

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Document: photo of bridge
Document: photo - trail through forest
Website: Wallkill Valley Land Trust - trail info
Website: The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Michael Reade
President
Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 1048
New Paltz , NY 12561 -1048
(845) 255-4223
michael.reade@gmail.com
http://www.gorailtrail.org

 

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