Hiking The Escarpment Trail
The 30th most popular hiking trail in New York.
Thursday 21 July 2016 04:00 GMT
West of Albany and Voorheesville, the John Boyd Thacher State Park has 15 miles of trails open to hiking. The park is situated along the Helderberg Escarpment with panoramas of the Hudson-Mohawk Valleys and the Adirondak Mountains.
To reach the trailhead from Voorheesville, head west on New Salem Road (SR85A) to SR157. Head north on SR157 to the park office on the right.
The Escarpment Trail trail is open only to hiking and skiing.
Overall, Escarpment Trail is the 30th most popular hiking trail of all 49 hikes in New York. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Escarpment Trail including Spruce Bog Trail and Taconic Crest Trail.