Hiking The Escarpment Trail

The 33rd most popular hiking trail in New York.

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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 33rd most popular hiking trail of all 49 hikes in New York. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Escarpment Trail including Taconic Crest Trail and Spruce Bog Trail.

Escarpment Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  GLSP (518) 279-1155; NY Tourism (800) CALL NYS.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking New York" from Rhonda Ostertag

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Reference Source:  click here http://www.nysparks.com/parks/

GPS:  42.65754, -74.01658

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  7/21/2016

ID:  14425

Escarpment Trail Hiking Map


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