Harlem Valley Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Columbia County, New York. It is within Harlem Valley Rail Trail. It is 4.7 miles long and begins at 683 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 128 feet. Harlem Valley Rail Trail, Harlem Valley Rail Trail, and another parking are near the trailhead.
Harlem Valley Rail Trail Professional Review and Guide
"In describing this route, Dutchess County executive Bill Steinhaus noted, “In addition to the enjoyment of local residents, the rail-trail has truly become a recreational resource of regional importance, and an economic resource on which the surrounding communities can build. . . . The significance of this link and the trail’s ability to produce economic spin-offs for the surrounding communities cannot be overestimated.” Surface: Asphalt."
--Craig Della Penna & Tom Sexton, Rails To Trails: New York (The Globe Pequot Press).
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