Hudson Valley On-Road Section

Olana to Hudson
  • 6 miles
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Paved

Trail Overview

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.

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: 3 mph ENE
Humidity: 82%
Feels like: 30°F
Trail Elevation

Art & Culture


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B&B & Country Inns & Farm Stays

26 Warren B&B

Not your Grandma’s BnB! Built in 1810, this is one of the few remaining proprietors homes in historic Hudson district. Spacious, comfortable, gracious with eclectically furnished rooms and seriously delicious 3-course breakfasts. Cool hosts too!

Batterby House

Located in historic downtown Hudson, Columbia County. Interior is spacious, room palettes relaxing, furnishings are sophisticated but comfortable. Recently restored Victorian rich in detail. Convenient to Amtrak.

Wm. Farmer and Sons

An intimate, fourteen room hotel located in the heart of historical Hudson. We offer devilishly attractive rooms at unpretentious prices.

Hotels/Motels & Resorts

Rivertown Lodge

A retro-cool, two-story 1920s building originally conceived as a movie theater features a cozy, updated version of early Americana, with wood plank floors, a library and a mix of vintage and refined custom-built furniture pieces.

The Barlow Hotel

Located in the heart of the downtown Hudson, The Barlow - Hudson’s top rated boutique hotel - blends modern amenities today’s traveler demands with the charm of the city’s historic architecture. All 16 Guest Rooms and Suites feature contemporary bathrooms and fully-appointed bedrooms including multi-jet spa showers, complimentary DirecTV, electric ireplaces, individual climate controls, Keurig coffeemakers with a variety of complimentary K-cups and in-room refrigerators. In addition all guests have complimentary use of the hotel’s state-of-the-art Fitness Center, complimentary Wifi, and spacious Lobby. The Barlow is both pet friendly and wheelchair accessible. Each guest room includes complimentary parking during the guests’ stay and daily housekeeping.

  • 542 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534
The Wick

If you’re interested in discovering local, independently owned shops featuring affordable artwork, seasonal culinary creations, and craft beverages, Hudson is the place to be! The Wick Hotel is in the heart of this creative town’s renaissance. The hotel features 55 guest rooms and is only one block from the Amtrak Train Station.

Cabin/Cottage & Vacation Rentals