Free Empire State Trail Map

Read our post below to get your free, hardcopy version of the Empire State Trail map. 

EMPIRE STATE TRAIL MAP

There are many online maps for planning your trip along the Empire State Trail. The amazing part about the Empire State Trail is it is comprised of three larger trail systems, the Hudson Valley Greenway Trail, the Erie Canalway Trail, and the Champlain Valley Trail.

Each of these is then broken into smaller but connected trails including rail to trail networks, many with individual trail maps highlighting unique local attractions.

To get the best overview of the Empire State Trail between Albany and New York City, refer to our map and blog. Learn about all the smaller rail trails of this region and discover the best resources to dive deeper!

WHY DO I NEED A HARDCOPY OPTION?

The official NYS Empire State Trail map

However, did you know there is also a HARDCOPY map available?

Why might you need a hardcopy map? Well, as good as mobile internet service has become, there is still always a chance a slow or nonexistent connection could strike when you need directions most. Additionally, your phone battery may die on during a long day on the trail, rendering your digital map useless.

HOW TO GET YOUR FREE MAP

To get your own copy of this Empire State Trail map, follow this link to the official Empire State Trail webpage. While this form is a bit hidden, all you have to do is enter your mailing information in the message of the form and you will receive your trail map in about a week! Also, did we mention that this hardcopy of the map is available completely free of charge?!

READY TO PLAN YOUR TRIP?

With you map in hand, you will be ready to hit the trail for a day or for an entire week. Check out any of our guides for both day-trip and multi-day trip recommendations. Be sure to read our article on the best places to stay along the trail. 

Looking for another great map? Check out our partner, the onX Backcountry App for the best mobile app to help you track any trail you visit. No cell service? No problem! Check them out on the app store today. As a special promotion for June, they are donating $10 to Leave No Trace for every membership purchased. Leave No Trace helps you explore the outdoors sustainably every time you get outside.

We want to make sure your next experience on the trail is enjoyable and unforgettable. We offer outdoor equipment reviews and world-class advice on the Empire State Trail and how to travel it.