ALBANY COUNTY HELDERBERG-HUDSON RAIL TRAIL:
ALBANY-VOORHEESVILLE, NEW YORK
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Last Updated: June 27, 2019
Length: Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail; 8.9 miles
South End Connector; 1.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy. Flat paved rail trail.
To Start from the Route 32 parking lot (Eastern End); From I-87 take exit 23 to Southern Blvd and turn right. Take your first left on Mt Hope Dr and follow to Route 32. Head right for 0.3 miles. The parking lot is on your left.
To Start from the Grove Street parking lot (Western End); From I-90 take exit 2 to Washington Ave and travel west to Route 155. Head left (south) for 4.6 miles. Turn right on Route 306, then take your first right on Grove St. Parking lot is on your right.
The Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail follows the rail bed of the former Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Railroad between the Port of Albany and Voorheesville. For more information visit; MOHAWK HUDSON LAND CONSERVANCY & ALBANY COUNTY RAIL TRAIL .
Starting from the Route 32 (S Pearl Street) parking lot [Eastern End]; Bike Station located here along with a CDPHP Cycle! Station. Mile Marker 2. Mile markers are located every 0.5 miles along the trail and start from the end of the Mohawk Hudson Bikeway at Quay St in Albany.
Note; The Albany South End Connector connects the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail north to theMohawk Hudson Bikeway at Quay St in Albany.
I haven't checked out this section. A combination of paved trails and separated BIKE LANES known as "Cycle Track" travel 1.5-2 miles connecting the two trails.
The paved Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail crosses a bridge over Route 32 and travels west. You follow a high berm and pass through a rock cut at 0.5 miles. Normans Kill is along your left, along with a small waterfall. Travel underneath Route 9W and I-87. Here the trail has a slight uphill grade. Cross an old RR trestle bridge over Normans Kill at 1 mile. Cross a high berm over a culvert along this wooded open corridor. After 2.6 miles the trail levels out as you enter a residential corridor. Bridge over Elsmere Ave, followed by a second bridge over Delaware Ave at 3.2 miles. Bethlehem Veterans Memorial Park located here. Picnic tables and benches. Refreshments close by. Cross Adams St at 3.7 miles and travel underneath Cherry Ave at 4.7 miles. Travel past the Kenwood Ave parking lot after 5.1 miles in Slingerlands. Pass by the old Slingerlands RR Depot before a bridge takes you over Route 85. Cross Font Grove Rd at 5.5 miles along a residential corridor. Cross Upper Font Grove Rd at 6.1 miles where you'll follow a long berm with a slight uphill grade. Travel underneath an old bridge before crossing Hilton Rd at 7.6 miles. The trail levels off as you cross a bridge over State Farm Rd at 8.4 miles where . Cross a bridge over Vly Creek before coming to the Voorheesville Ave parking lot at 8.7 miles. Come to a map board and site of the old Voorheesville RR Depot where a crosswalk over Grove St brings you to a picnic pavilion and the Grove Street parking lot after 8.9 miles.
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