The Empire State Trail between Albany and New York City
Understanding the Empire State Trail
The Empire State Trail is the longest multi-use trail system in the United States. Spanning over 720 miles, the Empire State Trail is comprised of three segments:
The Hudson Valley Greenway Trail (aka the section between Albany and New York City)
The Erie Canalway Trail
The Champlain Valley Trail
We offer world-class advice for those looking to experience the trail.
About the Hudson Valley Greenway Trail (from Albany to New York City)
The Hudson Valley Greenway Trail is made up of mostly off-road paved trails. Many of these trails are actually “rail trails”, abandoned or discontinued rail lines that have been converted to pedestrian trails. You can see our map of this section of the Empire State Trail.
Here is a list of all the smaller individual rail trails with links to additional helpful information. Check back during the summer of 2022, as we will be updating our blog with a post specific to each section of the Hudson Valley Greenway Trail.
Rail Trails the make up the Hudson Valley Greenway Trail
Keep checking back for more! During spring and summer 2022 we are committed to building the best resources for those looking to experience the Empire State Trail. Check for new blog posts and updates to this blog as we discover new resources, maps, and first-hand accounts of the trail.