PARKSVILLE RAIL TRAIL:
PARKSVILLE, NEW YORK
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Last Updated: August 4, 2016
Length: Parksville Rail Trail; 1.3 miles [2.7 mile Loop]
Difficulty: Moderate. Mostly flat stone-dust, hard packed dirt, gravel and grass rail trail. Mt bike recommended.
From Route 17 take exit 98 to Short Ave and head east to Parksville Rd. Head left and travel 1.4 miles. Parking lot is on your left.
The Parksville Rail Trail follows the rail bed along the former New York, Ontario, & Western RR.
Starting from the Old Route 17 parking lot; The trail starts out as stone-dust as you ascend a hill into the woods along the old rail bed. The Little Beaver Kill parallels the trail below. Cross a short boardwalk at 0.5 miles and pass by a small waterfall at 1 mile. Come to Short & Main Streets at 1.3 miles. Right on Main St brings you to parking lot.
You can loop back to the Old Route 17 parking lot by heading left along Main St crossing over Little Beaver Kill out to Parksville Rd. Here you'll pick up a stone-dust trail on your left that follows alongside the road. You'll pass by a picnic area and parking lot at 1.7 miles. I believe a path leads down to the waterfall from here. Pass by a second parking lot at 2 miles where the stone-dust trail ends. Continue on-road (wide shoulder) crossing over Little Beaver Kill again where you'll pick up the stone-dust trail again which returns you to the Old Route 17 parking lot after a 2.7 mile Loop.
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