Alternative Trails for Wet Conditions

There’s nothing like waiting until the weekend to hit the trails, only to realize that it’s a muddy mess. Fortunately, there’s some great paved and stone dust paths nearby!


Spring Run Trail 

Length: 2.2 miles out-and-back 

Address: 102 East Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 

Spring Run Trail is a paved path along a Victorian-era railroad bed along the fault line of historic natural springs. The trail is owned and maintained by the City of Saratoga Springs.

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Railroad Run

Length: 1 mile out-and-back

Address: 80 W Circular St, Saratoga Springs, NY

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Congress Park

Multiple paths. Length of Congress Park Loop: .9 mile loop

Address: 268 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 

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Saratoga Spa State Park 

Multiple paths. Length of Avenue of the Pines Trail: 1.8 mile out-and-back

Address: Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY 


Zim Smith Trail 

Full length: 11.5 miles from Ballston Spa to Mechanicville

Address: Mid-point access at Shenantaha Creek Park – 376 Eastline Rd, Ballston Spa, NY

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Hudson Crossing Park 

Multiple paths. Length of Riverwalk Sensory Trail: 1540 feet

Address: County Rd 42, Schuylerville, NY

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Old Champlain Canal Towpath Trail 

Length: 2.6 miles out-and-back

Address: Schuylerville Visitor Center – 30 Ferry St, Schuylerville, NY 

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Scenic Betar Byway

Length: 1.2 miles out-and-back

Address: Beach Rd. South Glens Falls, NY

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