Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park and Loop Trail

Poughkeepsie, New York

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Cross a brilliantly repurposed railroad bridge high above the Hudson River, and cross back on the Mid- Hudson Bridge for some of the valley’s most spectacular views. If you only hike one trail in the Hudson River Valley, the Walkway Over the Hudson may be the one for you. Whether you choose to hike the entire loop or you simply walk out onto the former Poughkeepsie- Highland Railroad Bridge to take in the amazing river views, you will have no finer opportunity to appreciate the Hudson River and its beautiful valley than from this vantage point. The wide, smooth, modern walkway opened on October 3, 2009, and now stands as the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. Visitors can stroll 212 feet above the river’s surface and admire a spectacular view of the river to the north and south.
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Hiking through History New York

by Randi Minetor (Falcon Guides)

Cross a brilliantly repurposed railroad bridge high above the Hudson River, and cross back on the Mid- Hudson Bridge for some of the valley’s most spectacular views.

If you only hike one trail in the Hudson River Valley, the Walkway Over the Hudson may be the one for you. Whether you choose to hike the entire loop or you simply walk out onto the former Poughkeepsie- Highland Railroad Bridge to take in the amazing river views, you will have no finer opportunity to appreciate the Hudson River and its beautiful valley than from this vantage point.

The wide, smooth, modern walkway opened on October 3, 2009, and now stands as the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. Visitors can stroll 212 feet above the river’s surface and admire a spectacular view of the river to the north and south.

© 2016 Randi Minetor /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Poughkeepsie
Distance: 4.2
Elevation Gain: 363 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation; (845) 834-2867; nysparks.com/parks/178/details.aspx
Local Maps: Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, walkway.org
Driving Directions: Directions to Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park and Loop Trail

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