Albany - Riders

Mohawk Hudson Bike Hike Trail

Albany to Peebles Island State Park
  • 11 miles
  • 3 to 5 hours
  • 1 hour
  • Dog-friendly
  • Paved

Trail Overview

This 11-mile Empire State Trail section from Albany to Cohoes provides spectacular views of the Hudson River. The southern and northern sections, comprising 9 of the 11 miles, are paved off-road paths, welcoming walkers and bicyclists of all abilities. Conversely, the middle 2-mile section is on-road, intended for experienced bicyclists comfortable riding next to vehicle traffic. The route starts at the Corning Preserve in downtown Albany, heading north for 7 miles on the Mohawk Hudson Bike Hike Trail (MHBHT). The middle 2-mile section from 23rd Street in Watervliet to Cannon Street in Green Island is designated on the shoulders of public roads. In Green Island, at the intersection of Cannon Street and Veterans Memorial Drive, trail users have the option of turning west onto the Erie Canalway Trail route, or continuing north on the Champlain Valley Trail for 2 miles on off-road trail to Peebles Island State Park. The northern 2-mile section from Green Island to Peebles Island State Park is off-road trail. Parking is available at the Corning Preserve, MHBHT parking lot in Watervliet, at Cannon Street in Green Island, and at Peebles Island. Visitor services are available along much of the route, short distances off the trail.

Cycling Directions

Cue sheets provide step by step navigation instructions for cycling the trail in both directions.

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Upcoming Trail Weather
Wind: 6 mph SE
Humidity: 63%
Feels like: 87°F
Trail Elevation

Hotels/Motels & Resorts

Albany Hilton Garden Inn, SUNY Area

Located across from the Albany NanoTech Center and State University of New York (SUNY) Albany. This seven-story hotel is the tallest, most visible hotel on Washington Avenue. Just 5 mi northwest of downtown Albany, 5 mi south of Albany International Airport and the Wolf Road market area. It is adjacent to the interchange of Albany, I-90 and I-87. Within easy reach of the state capitol buildings, the Hudson River and other attractions. Shopping malls and numerous restaurants are nearby.

Extended Stay America Albany, SUNY

Welcome to Extended StayAmerica Albany-Capital. Our hotel is designed with the long term traveler in mind by featuring fully-equipped kitchens and plenty of work space; amenities you won't find in a typical hotel room. We offer very clean and comfortable rooms with a staff that goes above and beyond to make your experience truly, a "home away from home." We are located directly across the street from the State University at Albany (SUNY) just in front of the MegaBus stop and minutes from Albany International Airport, Albany NanoTech, the Harriman State Office Campus, and downtown Albany.

All of our rooms include well-equipped kitchens with full size refrigerators, microwaves, stovetop burners, and many cooking utensils. We offer high speed internet access, free satellite TV featuring Showtime, and our brand new guest laundry facility is open 24 hours a day. Whether travelling for business of pleasure, let ESA -SUNY Albany accommodate you with our unique and affordable rooms.

Hampton Inn & Suites, Albany Downtown

Features a total of 165 lavishly appointed guest rooms, including 35 suites with refrigerators and microwaves, 8 whirlpool suites, and one executive two room suite with a full kitchen all equipped with high speed wireless internet access. The 10-story structure features meeting facilities for up to 100 people and a friendly, professional staff with a “can-do” approach to hospitality.

Red Carpet Inn & Suites

66 rooms across from SUNY Albany, state offices, minutes from downtown Albany, airport, Empire State Plaza, meeting facilities, 24 hr. coffee available.