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The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

22 Miles of Linear Park, New Paltz, NY 12561
+1 845-255-2761
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Nice easy ride.

We always wanted to adventure this trail and see where it would bring us. The rail trail is nice to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
brookssun
,
Ramsey, New Jersey
Lovely walk!

I walk the rail trail frequently! I bike it also! I am lucky to live here. The views of the... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
staceyley13
,
New Paltz, New York
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“bike ride” (3 reviews)
“rondout creek” (2 reviews)
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22 Miles of Linear Park, New Paltz, NY 12561
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I walk the rail trail frequently! I bike it also! I am lucky to live here. The views of the mountains, farms , waterways, bridges will take your stress away. Enjoy!

2  Thank staceyley13
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

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

1  Thank LER26
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

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

Thank j_ardinger
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

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

2  Thank sciguy J
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

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

1  Thank dcaldwellny
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

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

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

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

2  Thank Gilbert M
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

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" *...More

1  Thank laurenceb284
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danipatrice
3 July 2017|
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Response from Pete T | Reviewed this property |
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
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Leslie M
17 July 2015|
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Response from onbelay66 |
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
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Andrea V
21 June 2015|
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Response from ADNYC59 | Reviewed this property |
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