Walkway Over the Hudson

New York

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Walkway Over the Hudson is a hiking and biking trail in Ulster County and Dutchess County, New York. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 226 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 420 feet. Near the trailhead there are parking and restrooms. Along the trail there is a viewpoint.
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Walkway Over the Hudson is a hiking and biking trail in Ulster County and Dutchess County, New York. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 226 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 420 feet. Near the trailhead there are parking and restrooms. Along the trail there is a viewpoint. This trail connects with the following: Hudson Valley Rail Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Trail Running
Distance: 1.3
Elevation Gain: 420 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 226 feet
Top Elevation: 226 feet
Additional Use: Skating, Hiking, Biking
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Driving Directions: Directions to Walkway Over the Hudson
Elevation Min/Max: -2/226 ft
Elevation Start/End: 226/226 ft
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May 2018