CORKSCREW RAIL TRAIL:

NEW LEBANON-STEPHENTOWN, NEW YORK

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Last Updated:       March 30, 2024

Length:                 Corkscrew Rail Trail; 2.1 miles [3.8 miles?]

Difficulty:             Moderate. Flat hard packed dirt, grass and gravel rail trail. 

Directions:     

To Start from Knapp Road in Stephentown [Northern End]; From the junction of Routes 22 & 43 in Stephentown travel south on Route 22 for 1.2 miles, then turn right on Knapps Rd. Travel less then 0.5 miles to the trailhead on your left. Road side parking.   

The Corkscrew Rail Trail follows the rail bed of the former Rutland RR, which ran from Bennington, VT to Chatham, NY. Due to the tight turns between the hills this section was nicknamed "The Corkscrew". For more information visit; CORKSCREW RAIL TRAIL .

Starting from Knapp Road [Northern End]; Trail Maps located here. Mile Markers every 0.5 miles along the trail. The hard packed dirt, gravel and grass trail travels South through deep woods. Arrow straight. A bit bumpy at times. Come to Berkshire Way after 0.5 miles where you'll utilize this gravel road straight out to Wyomanock Road at 1 mile. Parking area here along with trail Maps. This section a bit more open, with some fields. Head back into deep woods at 1.5 miles. At 2.1 miles the trail officially ends next to Wyomanock Creek. Bench overlooking the creek. The rail bed continues but I believe it's missing a bridge over the creek. Future plans call for extending the trail both North and South.

According to Trail Link, the trail has been extended South to Kline Ln in Lebanon Springs after 3.8 miles.

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