The D and H Heritage Corridor

Hurley, New York 12443

The D and H Heritage Corridor

The D & H Heritage Corridor Professional Review and Guide

"This is an exciting and easy trail wrapped in the beautiful pastoral landscape of historic Ulster County. The 6-mile (one way) hiking/biking railtrail connects two quaint seventeenth-century villages: Hurley and High Falls. The well-maintained, level path passes through a dense, deciduous woodland, paralleling tranquil farmland and crossing over rivers and streams. It’s a splendid setting, particularly in the fall, and the foliage at peak periods is intense. Although not technically challenging, this wide, hard-packed cinder rail-trail is ideal for beginners and gently paced for riders seeking placid terrain and scenery. In total there are 12 miles of out-and-back fun. Only a minimal amount of exertion and technical prowess is required. This route passes through the attractive and protected woodland area known as the Delaware and Hudson Canal Corridor. Located about 90 miles north of Manhattan on the New York State Thruway, Interstate 87, off Exit 19/Kingston. The smooth trail travels over a flat and generally rolling grade."

The D & H Heritage Corridor Reviews

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8/13/2006
Good footing, should be easy for mountain bikes. Only slightest inclines throughout length. A few interesting sights (large bog full of frogs; alongside a few steep hills of +/- 100' height; abandoned stone trestles from former rail bridge), but otherwise fairly sheltered and plain. Nicely hidden from structures and roads, most places. Remote enough for plenty of wildlife. Seems there is a new (not in Trails.com description) paved portion toward Hurley, starting at the described parking area. At the other (southerly) end, it is possible for pedestrians only to continue along a narrow but quite passable footpath. I only went about 1/2 mile, but there seemed to be no end in sight.
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Trail Information

Hurley
Nearby City
12
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Best spring to fall, but if there is no snow, take your bike out.
Season
USGS, 7.5 minute series, Kingston East and St. Regis quads
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Nov 2018