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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