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New York

Roosevelt Woods

photo: Woods in fall. Photo by NPS.

Length: 3.30 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Nature Trail
Agency: National Park Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: In Hyde Park at Roosevelt-Vanderbilt NHS, starts at Roosevelt home.
State(s): New York
Longitude: -73.93461
Latitude: 41.76991

Driving Directions

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The green-blazed Forest Trail starts at the top of the hill near the Home Garden and leads you downhill past the Ice Pond. The trail turns right at the junction with the Meadow Trail and makes a 1.7 mile round trip from this point. This has very steep sections. If you bear right at the fork further along you will walk under a White Pine plantation planted by FDR in 1935.

The yellow-blazed Meadow Trail leads through forest and along the edge of the meadow, with excellent views of the FDR Home and nearby Red House.

The Hyde Park Trail, marked with green and white Tulip-tree disks, passes through the site using the Forest Trail and continues to the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site.

From all trails, it is a steep uphill walk back to the parking
area and Visitor Center.

- Henry Wallace Visitor Center info desk, restrooms and seasonal café are available.
- Moderate walking on dirt-surfaced woods roads with some steep hills. Tulip-tree markers and green blazes.
- Parking is at main parking area for the FDR National Historic Site.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: NPS Home of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site
Website: Hyde Park Trails

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:
David Hayes
Natural Resources Manager
Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Nat. Hist. Site
519 Albany Post Rd.
Hyde Park, NY 12538
(914) 229-1521



Woods in fall. Photo by NPS.

Woods in fall. Photo by NPS.


Roosevelt Woods Trail

Great hiking trail for the family. connects to Valkill Historic Site and trail section of the Hyde Park Heritage Greenway Trail System that extends up to Top Cottage Historic Site. Also, bicycles are permitted during the summer. https://hydeparkny.us/460/Hyde-Park-Trails

October 15, 2021



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