This 6-mile section is part of a longer 35-mile on-road Empire State Trail section, from Kingston to the City of Hudson, that is appropriate for experienced, long-distance bicyclists comfortable riding next to vehicle traffic. The section starts at a parking area adjacent to Olana State Historic Site, at the intersection of State Routes 23 and 9G. The route heads north for 3 miles, on the shoulder of a busy state roadway. Trail users then pass through Hudson on city streets, providing access to a variety of local services. Just north of the City, this section ends at the intersection of Route 9 and Delaware Ave in the Town of Greenport, which marks the beginning of the Albany-Hudson Electric Trail.