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New York

Hyde Park Heritage Greenway Trail System

User-friendly trails that average about 1 - 3 miles in length per section. Great for families and all ages. Dogs permitted on leash.


Length: 10.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Greenway, Urban Trail
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (off pavement)
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Wildlife Observation

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Location: The Hyde Park Heritage Greenway Trail System is a 10 mile plus trail system that includes trails on town, state and federal parklands that run along the Hudson River and nearby neighborhoods including the downtown area of the Town.

State(s): New York
Counties: Dutchess
Longitude: -73.94081
Latitude: 41.79799

Driving Directions

From Poughkeepsie, N.Y. take Route 9 north about 3.5 miles to the Town of Hyde Park.


Hyde Park Heritage Greenway Trail System

The Hyde Park Heritage Greenway Trail System is a network of recreational trails interconnecting downtown Hyde Park with nearby residential neighborhoods, four National Park sites, three Town parks, a nonprofit nature preserve, and additional protected open space within the Town. The trails share a common system of signage & marking, trailhead kiosks, maps, brochures and promotional programs, regardless of the underlying ownership.

The Hyde Park Trail system consists of the following trails:

The Hyde Park Trail (the original "trunkline" trail of the system) - 6.0 miles
This is a continuous trail link between the Vanderbilt NHS, the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill, and FDR's Top Cottage. It also includes the Town of Hyde Park's Riverfront Park, River Road (a residential public road), and easements over two private parcels.

Trails within the Franklin D. Roosevelt NHS:
(Note: These trails received NRT designation as "Roosevelt Woods" in 1982):
Cove Trail - 0.5 mi
Forest Trail -1.1 mi
Meadow Trail - 0.4 mi

Trails within Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill:
Val-Kill Loop Trail -1.0 mi Top Cottage Trail - 1.0 mi
o Trails within the Winnakee Nature Preserve:
Col. Rogers Loop Trail - 0.9 mi
Pipsissewa Path - 0.1 mi
Beech Path - 0.5 mi
Creek Trail - 0.3 mi
Old Carriage Trail - 0.3 mi

Trails within Hackett Hill Town Park:
Guinea Community Trail - 0.4 mi Crum Elbow Trail - 0.2 mi Gorilla Rock Trail - 0.3 mi Fredonia Lane - 0.3 mi Woodland Trail - 0.4 mi

Trails within Pinewoods Town Park:
Pinewoods Nature Trail - 0.7 mi TOTAL MILEAGE AS OF 2005: 14 mi. and growing

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, Compacted
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 2%
Maximum Grade: 15%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: 50
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Document: " 2014 Annual End2End Hike"
Document: 2014 Spring Newsletter
Document: Hyde Park Trail barcode for trail podcasts
Document: Summer 2013 Newsletter
Map: Hyde Park Trails Map
Website: Hyde Park Trail Information

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:
Kathleen Davis
Town of Hyde Park Rec. Commission
4383 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 229-8086 ext. 10
[email protected]



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