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."