Walkway Over the Hudson

New York

Distance1.3mi
Elevation Gain420ft
Trailhead Elevation226ft
Top226ft
Elevation Min/Max-2/226ft
Elevation Start/End226/226ft

Walkway Over the Hudson

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.

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"Feel like youre walking on water with a visit to New Yorks newest park and arguably, one of the most breathtaking views in the Empire State. Instead of a simple out-andback hike on the longest pedestrian walkway in the world, follow the loop trail and cross back over the river via the Franklin D. Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge." Read more
"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." Read more
"Cross a 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." Read more
"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 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." Read more

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Trail Information

Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
Skating, Hiking, Biking
Additional Use
Waterfalls
Features
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation; (845) 834-2867; nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/178/details.aspx
Local Contacts
NatGeo TOPO! Map (USGS): Poughkeepsie, NY; interactive map available online at walkway.org
Local Maps

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Dec 2018