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The Best Hiking in Schenectady

Looking for the best hiking in Schenectady? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Schenectady. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Schenectady

  • Niskayuna, New York

    Reist Sanctuary Yellow Trail Loop

    1.44 mi / 105 ft gain
    Reist Sanctuary Yellow Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Schenectady, New York.
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  • Niskayuna, New York

    Grattan Family and Frank's Trail

    0.9 mi / 66 ft gain
    Grattan Family and Frank's Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Schenectady, New York.
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  • Niskayuna, New York

    Lisha Kill Nature Loop

    2.24 mi / 200 ft gain
    Lisha Kill Nature Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Schenectady, New York.
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  • Schenectady, New York

    Hike the Lisha Kill Preserve Loop

    5.0
    2.3 mi / 324 ft gain
    This 2.3 mile loop trail is lightly trafficked and great for all skill levels. Starting out the trail register, you will see signs from The Nature Conservancy which manages the preserve. Descending down a hill with lots of exposed tree roots, you will then cross over the meandering Lisha Kill and...
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  • Schenectady, New York

    Indian Kill Red and Yellow Trail

    2.56 mi / 374 ft gain
    Indian Kill Red and Yellow Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Alplaus, New York.
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  • Philipstown, New York

    Indian Meadows Park Loop Trail

    1.36 mi / 463 ft gain
    Indian Meadows Park Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Schenectady, New York.
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  • Schenectady, New York

    Hike Plotter Kill Preserve

    4.3
    5.5 mi / 820 ft gain
    There are a few entries into the preserve' however, this hike has you entering off of Mariaville Road. There is a kiosk here and you will enter on the Red trail. Shortly after you can go out and back on the Blue trail to view the Upper and Lower Falls from lookouts above. Once back to the Red t...
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  • Schenectady, New York

    Sergeant Falls Side Trail (Yellow)

    3.67 mi / 390 ft gain
    Sergeant Falls Side Trail (Yellow) is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Schenectady, New York.
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  • Schenectady, New York

    Highland Loop (Yellow)

    1.52 mi / 361 ft gain
    Highland Loop (Yellow) is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Schenectady, New York.
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  • Schenectady, New York

    North Rim and South Rim Red Trail Loop

    5.4 mi / 771 ft gain
    North Rim and South Rim Red Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Schenectady, New York.
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  • Schenectady, New York

    Kings Highway Barrens

    1.25 mi / 62 ft gain
    Kings Highway Barrens is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Schenectady, New York.
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  • Schenectady, New York

    Ashford Glen Preserve Trail

    0.5 mi / 16 ft gain
    Ashford Glen Preserve Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Schenectady, New York.
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  • Clifton Park, New York

    Woodcock White Trail

    1.3 mi / 59 ft gain
    Woodcock White Trail is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Clifton Park, New York.
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  • Guilderland, New York

    Great Dune Yellow Trail and Red Trail

    3.29 mi / 174 ft gain
    Great Dune Yellow Trail and Red Trail is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Albany, New York.
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  • Albany, New York

    Great Dune Trails Loop

    5.43 mi / 230 ft gain
    Great Dune Trails Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Guilderland, New York.
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  • Colonie, New York

    Fox Preserve Loop

    0.89 mi / 39 ft gain
    Fox Preserve Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Albany, New York.
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