New York

Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

photo: The Rosendale Trestle is 150 feet high, 940 feet long, and an iconic landmark on the trail.

Length: 22.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Greenway, Rail Trail
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing

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

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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

Additional Details

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

Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

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:
Christie DeBoer
Executive Director
Wallkill Valley Land Trust, Inc.
P.O. Box 208
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845) 255-2761
[email protected]



Wallkill forest trail.

Wallkill forest trail.

Wallkill Bridge.

Wallkill Bridge.


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